I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the CURSES OF SCALE by S.D. Reeves Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Title: CURSES OF SCALE
Author: S.D. Reeves
Pub. Date: November 15, 2017
Publisher: Riversong Books
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Sixteen-year-old Niena wants nothing more than to attend an elite bardic college, but when the dragon that shattered the empire awakens again she finds herself on the run, through the fey realm of Fairhome, to the city where she was born. On her trail are her army veteran grandfather, thrown into a commander’s role he doesn’t want, the lord of the fairies, trying to steer her to his own ends, and the husband she won’t meet for fifteen years. If she kills the dragon, she’ll save everyone she holds dear. But if she kills the dragon, she’s cursed instead to become it.
Curses of Scale is the 2018 First Place Winner of Red City Review’s Young Adult Category, and an Official Selection of the 2018 New Apple Literary Awards. It also has the distinction of being a finalist in the following awards:
- Chanticleer’s Ozma Fantasy Award
- Readers’ Favorite General Fantasy
- Wishing Shelf Young Adult
“★★★★ Curses of Scale is a coming of age tale with a lot to say about life and taking charge of one’s destiny in the search for independence. ” -Reader’s Favorite
“★★★★★ Curses of Scale is a Pandora’s box of world-building elements, and Reeves shows great skill at parceling out the pieces of lore and mystery that today’s fantasy readers crave. Readers will be sure to enjoy this crafty, utterly transportive novel.”
– Red City Review
Stephen Reeves was born in 1980 in Huntsville, Alabama. He currently resides in Switzerland with an undetermined number of cats greater than zero, and a propensity for nonsense. On those cold nights where the wind steams off snowbanks, he is known to write award-winning fantasy novels. And curse his wife’s cold feet.
1 winner will win a $25 Amazon Gift Card and an eBook of CURSES OF SCALE, International.
2 winners will win an eBook of CURSES OF SCALE, International.
Top 5 favorite books:
Right off the top I would say the Hobbit. I remember first reading this book at the age of five, and I have loved it ever since. It would be a decade later until I found out there were other books by Tolkien.
After that we cross several years, an ocean, and a lot of bad wardrobe decisions to bring us to the second Earthsea book, the Tombs of Atuan. The nuance Ursula K Le Guin’s writing is just sublime. This is a staple of the coming-of-age fantasy dramas.
Crossing genres instead of continents gives us number three, Post Captain, the second book the Aubrey-Maturin series of series books by Patrick O’Brian, the series that Master and Commander the Far side of the World is based. This shelf-structural-integrity threatening series is responsible for my love of tall ships, and all the models carved out of solid blocks of wood (I never do anything the easy way) what threaten all table-top real estate in our house.
Naturally, there was going to be at least one classic in this set. Mostly, this one was impressed on me early. Partly because the author is from Alabama, and partly because it is just damned good. I am talking about Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, of course.
Back into fantasy now. Erin Morgenstern’s Night Circus is amazing. Plus, this book helped keep me on track; that third person-present tense books can be mainstream.
Last, we come full circle. You remember those other Tolkien books I mentioned? Well, they are back. It is hard to separate them out, but of those I would say I love the Fellowship of the Ring the most.
This was a surprisingly tough list to put together, but it was fun, and I hope it also tells you a little something about me and my writing as well!