Godsland Series Blog Tour, Review and Giveaway

Welcome to my stop on the Godsland series blog tour!  This is a YA epic/high fantasy adventure series by Brian Rathbone.  The tour consists of reviews of all of the books and the audiobook, as well as guest posts, interviews and more. Be sure to check out the tour page with all the tour information and additional tour stops.
The books in the Godsland series:
Call of the Herald (Book One) – FREE
Inherited Danger (Book Two)- FREE
Dragon Ore (Book Three)
You can also find it in one bind up called The Dawning of Power Trilogy Omnibus.
Find the full list of titles and links at http://brianrathbone.com/ As this is only the first trilogy in the World of Godsland series.
Godsland Book One – Call of the Herald
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Echoes
of the ancients’ power are distant memories, tattered and faded by the passage
of eons, but that is about to change. A new dawn has arrived. Latent abilities,
harbored in mankind’s deepest fibers, wait to be unleashed. Ancient evils
awaken, and old fears ignite the fires of war. When a Catrin Volker, a teenage
horse trainer, inadvertently fulfills the prophecy of the destroyer, she
becomes the most feared and hunted person on all of Godsland. With the help of
her friends, she must convince the world that she wants only peace.

My Review – 4 stars
Although a little slow to start, Rathbone creates vividly real characters, struggling with everyday problems.

Catrin and her friends are from the poorer, working families, looked down upon by the wealthier students at the academy. A minor prank brings retribution from the bullies, and in her effort to protect her friends and herself, Catrin unleashes an incredible power that makes her a feared and hated outcast.

Rumours and superstition cast her as the prophesied Herald of Istra, and much to her dismay, her powers continue to develop. When their land is invaded by the people who legends say will be destroyed by the Herald, Catrin and her friends must leave behind all they love and flee. Hunted and terrorised, Catrin wavers between despair and confidence until at last she accepts that she is the Herald, and uses her power to destroy the attacking fleet, giving herself a chance to escape and, hopefully, discover more about her destiny.

The telling is rich with detail, sometimes a little to the detriment of pace, and some of the dialogue is a bit clunky, but overall the story draws you in and leaves you wanting to know more, while the characterisation is the crowning achievement. I almost felt I knew the people in this story as well as I know some of my friends.

I haven’t read the second book yet, but it is in my TBR list

81sYRxqJxOL__SL1500_Godsland Book Two –
Inherited Danger 
276 pages
Leaving
her homeland behind, Catrin Volker goes in search of knowledge and peace,
unaware that she will face the greatest evil her world has ever known.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Godsland Book Three- Dragon Ore268 pages

81GP7DJwSHL__SL1500_Dragon
Ore is the exciting conclusion of The Dawning of Power trilogy.
Clinging to life, Catrin Volker struggles to regain her strength as her
foes go in search of even greater power. Ancient enemies threaten and
forgotten alliances emerge.

829dc0a398a0c4683c8b1210_L__V192271246_SX200_Brian Rathbone started out as a professional racehorse trainer, but
he later transformed himself into a network engineer, programmer, and,
more recently, rural broadband specialist. One thing that never changed
was Brian’s love of reading fantasy fiction. For years he would think of
story lines for his own stories as a way to keep from dreaming about
writing code. When the time came that Brian could concentrate on
writing, The World of Godsland became real.

Author Sites:

WebsiteTwitter | Facebook | GoodReads | Trailer | Free Web Game Feral Dragons | Free Web Game Grumpy Dragons

 

Books can be found at: GoodReads |

Amazon 

 Giveaway – the chance to win:
(2) signed first editions of The Dawning of Power
(25) ebooks editions of The Dawning of Power
(10) audiobook editions
Open internationally

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5 comments

  1. Thank you for hosting a tour stop! I’m glad you mostly enjoyed this one. I hope you are able to continue the series!

    1. Happy to do so Candace, and I plan on reading the next one soon 🙂

  2. wow, after such a wonderful set of reviews, I have found a new author and am now a fan. I want to read everything by him. I love fantasy and continuing sagas are just great.

    1. Hi Marilyn and thanks for stopping by 🙂
      So glad you’ve found another worthy author to read – at least there are a few ready to get your teeth into!

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