Book Tour: Gift of the Phoenix by Donna Cook

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Author: Donna Cook
Rating: 
4 hippos
Synopsis:

When three strangers are brought together by three mysterious stones and the discovery of a common enemy, they must fight to keep the magic of the Phoenix out of dangerous hands before their world is destroyed forever. But uniting will not be easy for Nicolai, the simple peasant with a powerful secret; Marcellus, the warrior prince who’s no longer heir to the throne; and Corren, a gifted wizard whose ambitions threaten to ruin them all. Full of magic, mystery, and a touch of romance, Gift of the Phoenix is an epic fantasy that takes the reader deep into the heart of a wondrous world and the three men destined to defend it.

Excerpt:
The man’s eyes narrowed and he leaned in. “Have you ever seen the waters swallow an island?”

“What?” Nicolai asked.

He pointed to what Nicolai knew to be the Pearl and Crescent Islands, only a few miles out from the coast. They were uninhabitable rock for the most part, notable only because one island was shaped like a crescent moon while the other circular shaped island sat within its gulf. Only Nicolai didn’t see two islands. He saw only the crescent-shaped island.

“What happened?” Nicolai asked.

“I’ll tell you what happened. The Pearl is gone! Sank right into the sea it did!”

Nicolai tried to imagine an island in the cove of Crescent Island’s bay, then tried to imagine that island sinking into the sea.

“My brother says a monster ate it!” the little girl said.

Her mother hushed her. “Don’t listen to his tales.”

“It was an earthquake,” the first man said kindly, bending his reddened face down to her. He put his hands together and slid them back and forth. “The earth shook under the water and made the water come sloshing up over the edge. Just like shaking a cup.” She looked at him skeptically. Nicolai gathered she thought a monster sounded more credible.

“It wasn’t a monster,” said a frail voice. They all looked around to see a withered woman resting on a bench next to the wall. “It wasn’t an earthquake either. What took that island was the same thing that made it.”

My Review: 
Right from the beginning Gift of the Phoenix takes you in a wild adventure. The entire story was very intriguing and I kept wondering what was going to happen and where the author was taking the story. The first few pages of the book grip you and does not let go until you turn the last page. It was interesting to see the characters develop and how different each one of the three main characters were. There were several aspects of the story which involved magic, faerie’s and kings which were a lot of fun. I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it if you are interested in fantasy books.

Author Bio:
MEDIA KIT Donna Cook author Gift of the PhoenixDonna Cook is an Arizona native transplanted to Boise, Idaho, where she is delighting in the change of scenery. When she’s not writing she spends her time chasing the kids, exploring delicious eateries downtown, and dancing with her talented husband. Her epic fantasy adventure, Gift of the Phoenix has won several awards, including Semifinalist in the Kindle Book Review Book of the Year Awards, and Notable Read in the Shelf Unbound/Half Price Books Indie Book of the Year competition. She’s currently working on the sequel to Gift of the Phoenix.

Links:
Website: http://giftofthephoenix.com/
Blog: http://donnacookauthor.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/DonnaCookAuthor
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/GiftOfThePhoenix
Amazon buy page:  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009ERRF5I

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Donna will be awarding a prize package consisting of a $30 Amazon GC, autographed paperback, and bookmark  to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour.

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19 thoughts on “Book Tour: Gift of the Phoenix by Donna Cook

  1. Thank you for your review! I’m so glad you enjoyed the book. I often hear the storyline is unpredictable, and I think it’s because I have a rather haphazard method for plotting. Perhaps I ought to write a blog post about that. 🙂 Thanks for hosting. I’m looking forward to chatting with people during the tour.

  2. Pingback: Gift of the Phoenix Blog Tour and Giveaway | Donna Cook

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