Tuesday, August 20, 2019

DawnSinger by Janalyn Voigt (Blog Tour with a #giveaway) #DSPrismTour

On Tour with Prism Book Tours

(Tales of Faeraven #1)
By Janalyn Voigt
Fantasy, Christian Fantasy
Paperback & ebook, 342 Pages
June 29, 2012 by Harbourlight Books

The High Queen is dying...

At the royal summons, Shae mounts a wingabeast and soars through the air to the high hold of Faeraven, where all is not as it seems. Visions warn her of danger, and a dark soul touches hers in the night. When she encounters an attractive but disturbing musician, her wayward heart awakens.

But then there is Kai, a guardian of Faeraven and of Shae. Secrets bind him to her, and her safety lies at the center of every decision he makes.

On a desperate journey fraught with peril and the unknown, they battle warlike garns, waevens, ferocious raptors, and the wraiths of their own regrets. Yet, they must endure the campaign long enough to release the DawnKing and the salvation he offers into a divided land. To prevail, each must learn that sometimes victory comes only through surrender.

My thoughts: This story was hard for me to get into.  It is set in a fantasy realm and has unfamiliar terms, creatures,  and history.  I'm glad that I slogged through the beginning because it was a story that I enjoyed in the end.  (I was reading a kindle edition and did not know there was a glossary at the end.)

Shae, Kai, and crew embark upon an epic journey to save their homes and loved ones. The book has some surprises for the reader.  There are aspects that I didn't expect and that was refreshing for me.  Janalyn Voigt has written a book full of imagination and adventure.

The story is a war between good and evil.  Shae is guided by the light of the God she worships.  She has companions who will do anything to protect her and keep her from fulfilling an ancient prophecy.  There is plenty of action and adventure that will thrill fantasy lovers.

The book contains non-graphic violence and kissing.  The romance is a little awkward, but once you think on the circumstances, it's not so weird after all.  (It would be a spoiler if I said anything more.)  This book is available for kindle unlimited.   I have put the second book on my kindle unlimited reading list.  I am now invested in the story and look forward to having good prevail.

Rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

About the Author

Janalyn Voigt is a writer and professional speaker with a photography habit and a passion for travel. Her unique blend of adventure, romance, suspense, and fantasy creates worlds of beauty and danger for readers. Tales of Faeraven, her epic fantasy series beginning with DawnSinger, carries readers into a land only imagined in dreams. She is represented by Sarah Joy Freese of Wordserve Literary.

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  1. Thanks for participating in the DawnSinger tour, Lisa, and for your honest review. Thanks for sharing your difficulty. Glossaries are normally located in the back matter of a book, but there's no reason someone unused to epic novels would know that. I'm going to ask my publisher to add a note in the beginning of the book alerting readers to its whereabouts.

    I'm glad you enjoyed the story and want to continue the series. Sojourner and DawnKing, books three and four, release in October and January.

  2. This looks like a great series! My interest is piqued!


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