Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Blog Tour: A Ranger's Tale

A Rangers Tale 03 - Cover only

Title: A Ranger’s Tale
Series: Tallenmere #1
Author: Mysti Parker
Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy, Romance
Publisher: Self Published
Formats Available In: All eBook formats and Print
Release Date: 21st January 2014 (Third Edition)

Blurb: In the high elf city of Leogard, an elven noblewoman longs to leave her gilded cage. A half-breed former pirate wants nothing more than to escape his guilty past. Easier said than done…
Caliphany Aranea, nearly a century old, leads an enviable life as high elf King Leopold’s niece and daughter of Sirius, Leogard’s most famous wizard. She is expected to follow in her father’s footsteps to lead the Mage Academy and to marry a man she doesn’t even like. Yet, she craves a taste of life outside the city walls.

As a young boy, half-elf Galadin Trudeaux witnessed his parents’ death at the hands of pirates. After being raised by those same murderers and forced to do their bidding, he escaped and now lives an honest life as a sea merchant and ranger.

When two brutes at Leogard Harbor attempt to kidnap Caliphany while she dreams of faraway lands, Galadin comes to her rescue. Impressed by his skills, she asks him to train her as a ranger. Though he is hesitant at first to train a woman of her class, Caliphany’s hefty sack of gold finally persuades him. Unfortunately, her father is not amused, and the two must escape before Caliphany faces a forced marriage and Galadin faces a noose.

From that moment on, to the finale, where Caliphany must decide where her heart truly lies, she and Galadin embark on a fateful journey that will change their lives forever. Can they survive the trials and tragedies ahead to find a love that stands the test of time?

Buy Links:
Amazon ($0.99 until the end of February!!)

About Mysti Parker:

Mysti Parker (pseudonym) is a full time wife, mother, and author of the standalone Tallenmere series: A Ranger's Tale, Serenya's Song and Hearts in Exile, with more to come. This fantasy romance saga has been likened to Terry Goodkind's 'Sword of Truth' series, but is probably closer to a spicy cross between Tolkien and Mercedes Lackey.

Mysti's other writings have appeared in the anthologies Hearts of Tomorrow, Christmas Lites, Christmas Lites II, and The Darwin Murders. Her flash fiction has appeared on the online magazines EveryDayFiction and Angie’s Diary. She serves as a class mentor in Writers Village University's seven week online course, F2K. Currently, she's working on her first historical romance and has two children's books in the hands of a hard-working agent.

When she's not writing, Mysti reviews books for SQ Magazine, an online specfic publication, and is the proud owner of Unwritten, a blog voted #3 for eCollegeFinder's Top Writing Blogs award. She resides in Buckner, KY with her husband and three children.

My Review:

I really liked it. The world building from the start caught my imagination and had me hooked. I have read a lot of fantasy, so bringing something new and fresh is really what it takes to keep me interested. I've put down many a novel that just seemed really boring and old hat. A Ranger's Tale is not one of them.

I really liked and connected to Caliphany from the start. She's not going to do what she should and what is expected of her. If done the wrong way, this can be cliched, but Mysti Parker really made it work. Caliphany didn't come across as a spoiled brat, but as a headstrong girl that wanted more out of life and knew she had to do something to get it. Loved that!

I devoured this story, and enjoyed every single moment of it!


1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for reading and reviewing! I really appreciate it. And thanks for hosting me on my current tour. ~Mysti :)


Thanks for visiting!