Friday, November 16, 2012

"Cephrael's Hand" by Melissa McPhail {Review & Giveaway - Ends 12/1}

Welcome to My Cozie Corner's stop on the
"Cephrael's Hand" book tour.
This tour is brought to you by Innovative Book Tours.


"All things are composed of patterns..." And within the pattern of the realm of Alorin, three strands must cross:

In Alorin...three hundred years after the genocidal Adept Wars, the realm is dying, and the blessed Adept race dies with it. One man holds the secret to reverting this decline: Bjorn van Gelderan, a dangerous and enigmatic man whose shocking betrayal three centuries past earned him a traitor's brand. It is the Adept Vestal Raine D'Lacourte's mission to learn what Bjorn knows in the hope of salvaging his race. But first he'll have to find him...

In the kingdom of Dannym...the young Prince Ean val Lorian faces a tenuous future as the last living heir to the coveted Eagle Throne. When his blood-brother is slain during a failed assassination, Ean embarks on a desperate hunt for the man responsible. Yet his advisors have their own agendas, and his quest for vengeance leads him ever deeper into a sinuous plot masterminded by a mysterious and powerful man, the one they call First Lord...

In the Nadori desert...tormented by the missing pieces of his life, a soldier named Trell heads off to uncover the truth of his shadowed past. But when disaster places him in the debt of Wildlings sworn to the First Lord, Trell begins to suspect a deadlier, darker secret motivating them.

About the Author, Melissa McPhail:

Melissa McPhail is a classically trained pianist, violinist and composer, a Vinyasa yoga instructor, and an avid Fantasy reader. A long-time student of philosophy, she is passionate about the Fantasy genre because of its inherent philosophical explorations.

Ms. McPhail lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, their twin daughters and two very large cats. Cephrael's Hand is the multiple award-winning first novel in her series A Pattern of Shadow and Light.

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Melissa pens "Cephraels Hand" characters lovable and believable in this complex but very interesting plot. It's not a fast read and I shuddered when I saw the book was 654 pages, but once I started reading, it held me captive until the end. A fantastic thrilling read that was beautifully written.  Highly recommended for all epic fantasy fans.

I give "Cephraels Hand" a 5 star rating.


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  1. Thank you for hosting Melissa today :)

  2. book looks really interesting. i will have to add it to my TBR

  3. Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway, Susan, and for your lovely words about my novel.


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