Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Five Stars for A Thousand Perfect Things!

Most of you know I'm a nut for all things fantasy.  I read the Thomas Covenant series so many times in college that the pages fell away from the spine. World building is one of my favorite past times, and so when I ran across Kay Kenyon's A Thousand Perfect Things I simply couldn't pass it up!

Here's the back of the book blurb:
In an alternate 19th century, there are two warring continents on an reimagined earth: the scientific Anglica (England) and magical Bharata (India). Emboldened by her grandfather’s final whispered secret of a magical lotus, Tori Harding, a young Victorian woman and aspiring botanist, must journey to Bharata, with its magics, intrigues and ghosts, to claim her fate. There she will face a choice between two suitors and two irreconcilable realms.
In a magic-infused world of silver tigers, demon birds and enduring gods, as a great native mutiny sweeps over the continent, Tori will find the thing she most desires, less perfect than she had hoped and stranger than she could have dreamed.

You can tell Kay is a veteran writer by the way she develops this story. Too, the writing is clear, the plot well developed, and the characters unique and complex. The complexities of both worlds are interwoven in a way that keeps the intrigue and pages turning!

At the heart of the book is a kind of science versus spirituality. The protag, Astoria Harding, is an apprentice botanist. She suddenly finds that she must leave her homeland of Anglica and go to Bharata, a spiritual place full of things she's never known. The trip there is full of mystery, magic, and a little romance to boot. :-) 

I don't want to say too much because I don't want to give anything away. But if you are a fantasy reader you'll love A Thousand Perfect Things! 

Hey, be sure to enter the Rafflecopter! You'll get a SIGNED copy of Kay's book and a $50 dollar gift card. Now that's a beautiful thing! 

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A little about Kay Kenyon

Kay Kenyon is the author of eleven science fiction and fantasy novels, including The Entire and the Rose series that was hailed by The Washington Post as “A splendid fantasy quest as compelling as anything by Stephen R. Donaldson, Philip Jose Farmer or yes, J. R. R. Tolkien”. Kay’s newest work “A Thousand Perfect Things” blends the reason of the Victorian Age and the magics of an alternate Earth.

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The Rest of the Tour Schedule

August 28 - Asteria's Blog *Review & Giveaway
August 29 - Behind a Million and One Pages *Excerpt & Giveaway
September 1 Author Jonathan Ryan *excerpt & Giveaway
September 2 - Chirenjenzie  *Favorite Pinterest Pins & Giveaway
September 3 - Dave-Brendon's Fantasy and Sci-Fi Weblog *Excerpt & Giveaway
September 4 - Mindy Ruiz *Excerpt & Giveaway
September 5 - Elizabeth Isaacs' Blog *Excerpt & Giveaway
September 6 -   Hooked in a Book *Review, Excerpt & Giveaway
September 7 - BlKosiner's Book Blog *Interview & Giveaway
September 8 - Delphina reads too much *Excerpt & Giveaway
September 9 - A Dribble of Ink *Featured Article
September 10 -Lilliputian's Journey *Excerpt & Giveaway
September 11 - Mom With A Kindle *Author Interview & Giveaway
September 12 - A Dragon's Love *Review & Giveaway