Thursday, February 20, 2020

Blurb Blitz + Review + #Giveaway: Coliseum Arcanist by Shami Stovall @GameOverStation @GoddessFish

This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Shami Stovall will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

Adventure. Competition. A duel to the death.

While on a journey to the famous city of Thronehold, Volke Savan learns of the Sovereign Dragon Tournament. The massive celebration involves hundreds of arcanists competing for fame and glory, and Volke is determined to win.

Dark forces dwell in the city, however, and rumors of the legendary world serpent spread amongst the shadows. Whoever bonds with a god-like mystical creature will gain magic beyond compare, and the queen’s guards suspect cutthroats will use the chaos of the tournament to hide their plotting.

Unsure of who to trust, Volke investigates the terrible rumors while advancing in the ranks of the tournament. Unfortunately, the true villain may be closer than he realizes…

Continue the Frith Chronicles with the third book, Coliseum Arcanist!

Praise for the Frith Chronicles!

"Absolutely brilliant." - Archaeolibrarian for Knightmare Arcanist (Frith Chronicles, Book 1)

"With a thoroughly satisfying ending that hints at an incredible future for the series, Dread Pirate Arcanist is an unequivocal triumph." - ManyBooks for Dread Pirate Arcanist (Frith Chronicles, Book 2)

Read an Excerpt

Once Zaxis had dressed, we descended the long staircase to the ground floor. Forsythe flew ahead of us, since he hated walking and Zaxis said he was too big to carry. He made it to the library long before we reached the halfway point. I wore my long coat, leather boots, and thick belt—a buccaneer’s outfit, like most individuals who traveled long distances on a ship—but Zaxis had gone a strange route.

He wore no coat and instead pulled at the edges of the shirt I had given him. It was too small, even though I was a few inches taller. The shirt technically fit, though it stretched tight across his chest and biceps, strained by the new muscle. Zaxis tried to adjust the fabric, but nothing worked.

And instead of one belt, he had two—one to hold his trousers, and the other to hold a leather pouch and his new gloves.

The lax style made him seem more like a thug than a professional, but his bronze pendant eliminated doubt. Pirates and cutthroats didn’t adhere to the guild system of identification.

Before we reached the library, he placed a hand on my shoulder. We stopped, and he stared at me with a half-serious, half-flustered expression, like he didn’t want to speak, but couldn’t stop himself.

“I’ve spent a few evenings with Illia,” Zaxis said, curt. “Just talking. Don’t get the wrong idea.”

I lifted an eyebrow, tenser than I had thought I would be. “Okay.”

“The problem is—she talks about you. A lot. It gets annoying.”

“We did grow up together. And none of the other kids associated with us much.”

Zaxis huffed and then pulled me close. “I thought you said you would help me get in her good graces.”

My Review:

Volke Savan embarks on a journey to the city of Thronehold. While on his adventure Volke hears that there is going to be a Sovereign Dragon Tournament with hundreds of participants competing to win. Volke thinks he has what it takes to win so sets out to win the tournament.

There are rumors of the legendary world serpent being close by. Rumors state that whoever bonds with the creature will have magical powers beyond belief. So you can imagine the number of people who may have volunteered for the job so now the hunt is on for the one true person who is worthy enough to bond with the legendary creature.

Coliseum Arcanist is filled with magic, fighting, adventure, competition, danger plus an amazing set of characters and magical creatures. As I have said before; I just love all the magical creatures and learning where they came from. The world building in Coliseum Arcanist is just as amazing as ever.

When I picked up Coliseum Arcanist I never wanted to put it down but unfortunately I had no choice as it was a long but great story besides when I wasn’t reading it I was thinking about it just anticipating the moment when I could join Volke, Illia, Zelfree and the rest of the crew as they fought their way through the tournament.

If you are a fan of fantasy, magic, magical creatures, or adventures filled with danger then you are going to love Coliseum Arcanist. One click your copy today!

About the Author: 

Shami Stovall is a multi-award-winning author of fantasy and science fiction, with several best-selling novels under her belt. Before that, she taught history and criminal law at the college level, and loved every second. When she’s not reading fascinating articles and books about ancient China or the Byzantine Empire, Stovall can be found playing way too many video games, especially RPGs and tactics simulators.

Check out her latest novel, Coliseum Arcanist: Amazon


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Shami Stovall said...

Thank you so much for the kind words and for hosting!

Rita Wray said...

I liked the review.

Bernie Wallace said...

I hope your book is a success. It sounds interesting.

Victoria Alexander said...

Great post and awesome giveaway, thanks for sharing!

James Robert said...

I am enjoying these tours and finding all the terrific books my family is enjoying reading. Thanks for bringing them to us and keep up the good work.