Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Virtual Book Tour + Review + #Giveaway: Song of the Adoël by Kevin King @KevinKingAuthor @GoddessFish


Kevin King

GENRE: YA Fantasy Adventure


Raendel is one of the Adoël, the cursed people. Passed on to each generation, the curse drains his body of color, leaving his skin and hair a ghostly white. To protect himself from the commoners who fear what they don't understand, all of the Adoël live as servants to the royal family, using their unique skill with illusion magic to entertain bored nobility. Raendel is bound by traditions, but also by his own lack of self-confidence. Prince Kenan is the younger of two princes, frustrated by his gilded cage and the combat tutoring that feels pointless in a secure and peaceful kingdom. He dreams of adventure, of making a name for himself with heroic deeds. An unexpected assault from an ancient enemy sets the two on a quest that begins as pursuit of vengeance, but soon leads them into a struggle for survival that will teach them both that they are small pieces of a long, dark history. But even the smallest actions can change the fate of a kingdom.


Raendel wove through the room with practiced ease, gliding between isolated clumps of noblemen scattered across the room, passing the time with idle gossip as they waited for the guest of honor to arrive. His gaze flicked along the way in front of him, choosing the path that would keep him farthest away from the guests. Most of them wore enough perfume to give him a headache from five yards away. The enhanced sense of smell shared by the Adoël only added to Raendel’s trepidation. All the nobles stank of pride. The smell of fear drifted in clouds, especially near visitors who had never seen one of the Adoël before. Raendel spent most of his day inside the castle, serving Prince Kenan.

His distinctive features would have drawn stares even without the stories. The name Adoël had been used to frighten children for generations. Mothers would clutch their children as he passed in the street. Don’t go outside at night or the Adoël will get you. Don’t wander into the woods, the Adoël will catch you and suck the life out of you. Each passing generation believed the stories a bit more than their parents. To encounter an Adoël in person resurrected the terrors planted in the hearts of children now grown.

Whispers swirled in his wake. Ghost-child. Cursed. Tainted. Touched by the Necromancer. Raendel had heard them all before, but he still flinched with every sting.

My Review:

Song of the Adoël will take you on an epic fantasy journey as the characters fight in battle after battle. The action will keep the pages turning. Song of the Adoël is told from many points of view. It also has a lot of stories to follow. It will keep you on the edge of your seat as you race to the end to see where it was it was going and how it will end.

The world-building is amazing, to say the least. I had no problem whatsoever in seeing it all playing out in my head as if I was watching the whole thing on the big screen. The descriptions were vividly written. The magic kept me going and wanting to know more about it and how many had it.

I would recommend Song of the Adoël to anyone who loves a good fantasy! Grab a copy of Song of the Adoël and dive into the world of fantasy today!  


Kevin works as a software developer in the Seattle area by day, and an author by night. He enjoys Renaissance Fairs, bookstores, fencing, and daydreaming. He has been reading fantasy from age six, and writing from age twenty-two. He loves exploring fantasy worlds, especially exploring human nature through fiction. Fantasy is his first love, but he also dabbles in sci-fi, creepy horror, and devastatingly sad dramas. He posts regular flash fiction stories to his Instagram account and website.

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Bridgett Wilbur said...

I would love to read your book.

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for reviewing today!

Kevin King said...

Thanks for your review!

Damaris Maidana said...

I would ask the author: Any advice to new writers?

Marcy Meyer said...

The blurb sounds good. Thanks for sharing.

Kim said...

Thanks for sharing your review thoughts.

Sherry said...

Looks like a good read.