Monday, April 24, 2017

Blog Tour + #Giveaway: Daughter of Etheron by Brandon Young @BrandonYoung400 @yaboundtourspr

Daughter of Etheron
Brandon Young
Genre: YA Space Fantasy
Release Date: April 18th 2017
Starforged Entertainment

Summary from Goodreads:

Born the children of the ruling family.

Betrayed by the ones that swore to protect them.


Siblings, Elenah and Teveran are thrust into a secret war of space magicians that will decide the fate of the galaxy.

But a darkness swells in the galactic depths, magicians wielding magic not seen for millennia, and as the struggle for power grows more desperate, the children might find themselves fighting on opposite sides of the conflict.

The first book in the Saga of the Magicus Eye.

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Interview with Brandon Young

1.   What inspired you to write Daughter of Etheron?

It was a combination of things that inspired me to write Daughter. The most prominent of these was my desire to create a brand new epic saga, similar in conception to the Star Wars expanded universe, but in a way more focused. I wanted to put a greater emphasis on showing how a smaller (but still substantial) cast of characters and planets evolve and change over a long period of time through multiple conflicts and generations, exploring past, present and future. The premise was also heavily inspired by my desire to tell a particular story involving these characters that I’ve had in my head for many, many years. A lot of them have actually featured in my earlier books (that nobody will ever read), and I’ve tried to launch this story three or four times with no success. But I feel like what I have finally achieved is a very strong launch-point for the rest of the saga.

2.   Can you tell us a little bit about the next books in the Saga of the Magicus Eye or what you have planned for the future?

There are a number of things coming that I’m really excited about. One of those is actually released and it’s the first novella in the Magicus expanded universe, entitled Rebel and the Aeonseer. This novella is available free right now with every digital purchase of Daughter of Etheron, and takes place eighteen years before it, following the birth of the rebellion and how it was influenced by these dying supernatural creatures. It’s pretty cool. Also releasing later this year is the first short story set in this universe, A Perfect Doom, which follows three gunslingers as they attempt to unravel a mystery on one very important planet. My vision for the Saga of the Magicus Eye has always been of two intertwining narrative threads: the Main Sequence and the Expanded Universe, and my goal has always been to make the EU instalments stand on their own but also enrich the Main Sequence stories for those who wish to read them all. However, I’m even more excited about the direct sequel to Daughter of Etheron, coming in 2018, which will be called The Godsworn Gathering and takes the overall story into a much darker, exciting phase. I don’t want to reveal too much about this one just yet, but for the characters who survive Daughter, I promise hell awaits them.

3.   Can you tell us a little bit about the characters in Daughter of Etheron?

So there are a couple of main players here to start off. For the most part, the novel follows siblings Elenah and Teveran after their homeworld is invaded. Elenah is a sixteen-year-old who has so far lived a sheltered life but will finally get her chance to venture out into the galactic depths when all hell breaks loose. Teveran, her older brother, is nineteen and faced with the daunting duty of becoming a military leader in the approaching war—something that frightens him terribly but exists in his blood. The third protagonist, Gilgan, was a delight to write. He’s a crippled veteran magician in his late sixties who is forced back into the war to face an old enemy. Gilgan plays a very important part not only in Daughter of Etheron, but in the entire saga for the immediate future. And his enemy, Fex, is the one who ties all this together. He’s an enigmatic magician with a secret plan involving all of these characters, and the unravelling of his plan is a great source of tension in the story.

4.   You know I think we all have a favorite author. Who is your favorite author and why?

I don’t think I would be alone in choosing Brandon Sanderson. I actually found him through his lectures on YouTube and was amazed that there was another author with my name. Little did I know he was actually one of the biggest modern fantasy authors! It’s not only his books that makes him so great, though, it’s everything he does to help out emerging writers, from his online lectures to his podcast Writing Excuses. If you haven’t checked out either of them, I would highly recommend both—even if you’re not writing novels. Writing Excuses in particular has lots of strong advice for all types of writing, whether that’s gigantic novels, short stories, or screenplays for film and TV. His clinical approach to writing and his view on the business aspects of it is also something that aligns very closely to my own beliefs, and that’s been very helpful in my writing journey.

5.   If you could time-travel would you travel to the future or the past? Where would you like to go and why would you like to visit this particular time period?

Tough question. I think I would travel forward just far enough to a point where the worst diseases have a cure, cybernetics are cheap and commonplace, and global warming has not turned the planet into a wasteland. Preferably we’ve also made intergalactic contact by this point, ideally peaceful contact. I would like to think life would be simpler in a time like this, although that’s probably wishful thinking. There’ll be war and there’ll probably be hate. Maybe we’ll be overrun by apes at this point, too. Oh well.

6.   Do you have any little fuzzy friends? Like a dog or a cat? Or any pets?

I have a cat. Her name is Precious. She doesn’t do much. I had a fish, once, and a white cat called Snowbell. They both died. We had a Jack Russell for a while but it was crazy and we ended up having to send that one away. But Precious is good. She’s nice.

Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule to visit with us today.

Thanks for having me!

About the Author
Brandon Young is the debut author of the Saga of the Magicus Eye. He’s also a musician, gamer, and avid Star Wars fan living in Melbourne, Australia.

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