Thursday, April 29, 2021

Book Tour + Review + #Giveaway: Shadow's Dissident (Children of Chaos Series) by Ariel Paiement @ArielPaiement @SDSXXTours


Shadow's Dissident
Children of Chaos Series
by Ariel Paiement
Genre: YA Fantasy Adventure

A powerful cabal rounding up those with extraordinary abilities. A girl with an ability only the elite should possess. They want to shape her into the ultimate weapon, but she just wants her life back.

Gwenabhir is a simple farm girl with an ability she doesn’t understand. She’s been told to hide it her whole life so the nobility won’t execute her for having the ability. But she never imagined someone more dangerous than the nobility might come after her because of it.

When Oblivion, a secret organization bent on plunging the universe into chaos, kidnaps her, she is thrown into a world rife with secrets, lies, and darkness. Her only goal is to escape before they can break her and force her into the role they have planned for her. When her refusal to cooperate lands her with a new trainer, she sets out to turn him to her side.

Can she survive and escape? Who will she tell when she does, and where will she find the allies she so desperately needs?

Shadow’s Dissident is the thrilling first book of two by Ariel Paiement in the Children of Chaos collection. Fans of romance, intrigue, and secret organizations will love Ariel Paiement’s riveting fantasy adventure.

Buy Shadow’s Dissident today to reveal the world of secrets and magic lurking in the darkness.

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Gwen is just a young girl with a very powerful gift. She has been taught all of her life to hide her ability. She was taught if she didn’t keep it hidden then they would come after her and take her away. But Gwen is so young and doesn’t know how to control her ability nor does she know anything about it as she has never had anyone to teach her.

When she is caught using her powers she is taken away and locked up. The ones who took her to realize how powerful she is and want to use her as a powerful weapon against their enemies. Gwen just wants to go home and live her life the way she wants. She vows never to let them break her no matter how much they punish her.

Gwen is just like any other teenage girl and wants the same things they do. She is rebellious, she wants to do things her way and not be controlled. So when she can’t be controlled she is assigned a new trainer, S, as Gwen was instructed to call him. S tries his best to teach Gwen all the rules and how to fight to protect herself but she just doesn’t want to be there. She wants her freedom, just like anyone else.

Gwen promises to follow all the rules but she is just so strong-willed that it is so hard for her to do so as she doesn’t like the things they are teaching her and her main thing is that she wants to be free. When she sees that her way is not cutting it or getting her what she wants she decides to try and talk to S is to help her. Can she change his mind? Can she get him to see the truth? Can she talk him into coming over on her side?

Shadow's Dissident has a mysterious element to it and there is danger lurking right around the corner. Although Shadow's Dissident is a very unique story in and of its own it has the hint of a dystopian society with a romantic suspense feel to it. I would like to have known more about the world and society that Gwen and S live in. I would also like to have known more about Gwen’s powers too.

All in all, though Shadow's Dissident was a fun little read that I would recommend it to anyone looking for a romantic fantasy. One-click your copy of Shadow's Dissident today to begin this epic fantasy adventure!  

Ariel Paiement is a speculative fiction author. She writes a variety of fiction pieces and other works. As a reader, she enjoys lots of styles and genres, though fantasy and science fiction are her favorites.

Her favorite pastime is indulging in wild flights of imagination for new fiction pieces and other works. If asked what she spends most of her time doing, she'd tell you that she spends most of it working either and writing. Life gets to be hectic, but she enjoys her part-time teaching and editing work as well as writing whenever she has a spare moment.

She is the author of several short fiction pieces and other works, including On The Narrow Way and Rith's Disciple (both of which are published in Port and Key's anthologies), In Darkness Lost, and the first of the Legends of Alcardia series. Her newest novel, On Twilight's Wings, is a YA fantasy novel and the first in a YA Christian fantasy series with the second one, On Anarchy's Wings, releasing in the beginning of 2021. In July of 2020, another short story, Leap of Faith, will be out. This short story will be available in the anthology Glimpses of Time and Magic.

You can find Ariel on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest as well as via email at She's pretty open to connecting with readers and other writers too! Reach out if you want to chat. Just be sure you introduce yourself. She deletes requests that seem weird or creepy. Saying something more than just hi would be nice.

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