Thursday, May 31, 2012
The Warlock by Deborah J. Lightfoot
Published 1. 1. 12 by Seven Rivers Publishing
Pages: 375
Rating: 4/5
Drawn into the schemes of an angry wizard, Carin glimpses the place she once called home. It lies upon a shore that seems unreachable. To learn where she belongs and how to get there, the teenage traveler must decipher the words of an alien book, follow the clues in a bewitched poem, conjure a dragon from a pool of magic -- and tread carefully around a seductive but volatile, emotionally scarred sorcerer who can't seem to decide whether to love her or kill her.

*Inky's Blurbings: I got an e-book copy of this book for the Tour stop and I enjoyed it. A very well written fantasy it's quite interesting from the start. I've discovered a lot of hidden gems in the story world among the very less known publishers and the self-published books. There are some great stories that are told. This is one of them. 

It's been a really catching story. It's well written and easy to follow. From the beginning you find the main character Carin in a crazy situation and from then onit's quite interesting to read what follows.Carin was for sure an interesting MC. She had something about her that I think sets her apart from some of the characters I've read about. I liked her.She goes through a lot the first part of the book but she handles it well I'd say.

Verick is the main guy in the book and the Warlock. I honestly don't know what to say about him. He's interesting and there is a lot that builds him into this hard "angry" man. Of course that's not all he is. Intriguing. 

I really like the cover as well! When you get a less common publishing company or a self-published book it's harder to get a serious eye-catching cover. But I really like it. Not in the sit-and-admire-it-for-hours kind of way, but in the it's-beautiful-and-it-fits way. I think it's simple and sweet. Well put together. No awkward colors inserted. What do you think?

A very nice read and I'm for sure interested in the sequels, The Wysard & The Wisewoman.

Are you interested yet? Read on for a Sneak Peek!

An Excerpt from The Warlock:
It happened too fast to hurt at first. But, oh! the blood—lots of it, streaming from a gouge that crosscut her knee.

She hunched over the wound, her masses of unkempt hair tumbling around her face, strands of it trailing in the gore. Blindly Carin fumbled in her belt-pouch for something to stanch the bleeding. Her fingers met only flint and steel for fire-making, pebbles for arming her sling, and a length of twine that was useful for everything from tying back her shaggy auburn mane to rigging a brush shelter.

Abruptly a hand grasped the shank of her leg, and another shoved at her shoulder. “Straighten up,” her captor snarled.

Carin threw back her head and flung the hair out of her eyes. “You!” she gasped. “But—” She hadn’t heard the swordsman’s approaching footsteps—a seeming impossibility through the crunchy carpet of autumn leaves. Yet here the man was, crouched beside her and brandishing a dagger. Carin’s hand flew to shield her throat, but it was her knee he put the blade to.

Stay away from me! she wanted to shout at him. She couldn’t get the words out—not in a way that made sense. As sometimes happened when she came unglued, Carin lapsed into a language of her own. The sounds that passed her lips weren’t gibberish, but no one ever understood a word she said when she got like this. Carin yelled at the man, in her own private language, and tried to wrench free of his grasp.

“Stop your noise,” he barked. He held her leg tighter and waved his dagger in her face. “If you can’t be quiet, I’ll cut out your tongue.”

Copyright © 2011–2012 by Deborah J. Lightfoot. All Rights Reserved.

That's if for my part of The Warlock Tour! It's been a lot of fun. Visit Rea @ Rea's Reading and Reviews tomorrow for the next stop on the tour!

*Disclosure of Material Connection: I am a member of Reading Addiction Blog Tours and a copy of this book was provided to me by the author. Although payment may have been received by Reading Addiction Blog Tours, no payment was received by me in exchange for this review. There was no obligation to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, publisher, publicist, or readers of this review. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commision’s 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning Use of Endorcements and Testimonials in Advertising*

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