Sightwitch Released in the Wild—Tour Dates

A Tale of the Witchlands


Sightwitch is an illustrated novella set in the Witchlands and told through Ryber’s journal entries and sketches.



Before Safi and Iseult battled a Bloodwitch…

Before Merik returned from the dead…

Ryber Fortiza was a Sightwitch Sister at a secluded convent, waiting to be called by her goddess into the depths of the mountain. There she would receive the gift of foretelling. But when that call never comes, Ryber finds herself the only Sister without the Sight.

Years pass and Ryber’s misfit pain becomes a dull ache, until one day, Sisters who already possess the Sight are summoned into the mountain, never to return. Soon enough, Ryber is the only Sister left. Now, it is up to her to save her Sisters, though she does not have the Sight—and though she does not know what might await her inside the mountain.

On her journey underground, she encounters a young captain named Kullen Ikray, who has no memory of who he is or how he got there. Together, the two journey ever deeper in search of answers, their road filled with horrors, and what they find at the end of that road will alter the fate of the Witchlands forever.



The wait is over!

Sightwitch is now available for purchase at the following stores and links:

If you missed the Clan Chat that Sooz hosted yesterday like I did (work life) you can follow the #ClanChat hashtag on Twitter!

Susan is also touring for her new book, see the list below if she’ll be exploring near you:

That’s all for now. Happy reading, folks!

 

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Shire Post Mint—MISTBORN EDITION

“‘What a pair they were—a Mistborn who felt guilty wasting coins to jump and a nobleman who thought balls were too expensive.”


Where do I begin? Let’s start with introducing Shire Post Mint. This family business designs pressed coins based on licensed fantasy worlds. From Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin to Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein, and even the Demon Cycle series by Peter V. Brett. Last year, Shire Post Mint decided to raise a fund for those interested in Mistborn coins based on one of Brandon Sanderson’s book series through kickstarter, Mistborn Coins.

The Kickstarter had different goals for add-on and selections for sets to purchase and rewards you receive. I chose the Mistborn Kit and in this kit you receive Boxings and Clips from both Era 1 and Era 2, the translations and history about the coins and sleeves for packaging. One of the last goals were reached, which meant those who pledge for certain kits received an Ash-blackened clip from the Mistborn Final Empire set for free.

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I received these precious last week

At the end of the pledge, you get to add-on some extra things to purchase. I added an Ash-blackened Boxing keyring and 2 of the leather bags for the coins, one in black with the Lord Ruler’s symbol and a brown one with letter “E” of Elendel’s symbol.

The coins are made of copper and brass. The coin comparison are: Era 1 Boxing is 3cm in diameter, 15 grams in weight and made of brass. Era 1 Clip is 2cm in diameter, 3 grams in weight and made of copper. Era 2 Boxing is 2.8cm in diameter, 15 grams in weight and made of brass, and Era 2 Clip is 1.9cm in diameter, 6 grams in weight and made of copper. The coins came in sleeves with a small description of the coin, it’s Era and quotes that relate to the coin.

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I quite like the way they designed the packaging for the coins. When you click to enlarge the photo, you can read through the texts inside the mini booklet. Doesn’t it look aesthetically pleasing to the eye?

Images of the coins heads and tails with the coin legend.

ERA 1: THE FINAL EMPIRE–Boxings of The Final Empire displays a symbol and an image of Kredik Shaw, the Lord Ruler’s palace with the text spelling “One Imperial”. Clips of the Final Empire display an image of the Lord Ruler with the text spelling “One Clip” and the reverse symbol for copper and the number 1.

ERA 2: ELENDEL–Boxings of Elendel displays the The Lord Mistborn in the fertile Elendel valley surrounded by the words “ELENDEL”, “ONE BOXING” on the reverse is the First Central Bank surrounded by the symbol for the number 1. Clips of Elendel the Ascendant Warrior, Vin, wearing a detailed Mistcloak and surrounded by the name of the city “Elendel”. On the reverse is the symbol for copper, the number 1, and the words “One Clip”.


Overall, I am well pleased with my pledge and additional purchases. The key chain is just gorgeous, I can’t wait to change my current one with this. I highly suggest you visit either their website for the other fantasy trademark selections or through the Kickstarter link above to pre-order the Mistborn edition. Who wouldn’t want these epic merch? They’re exquisitely crafted!

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Did you make a pledge?

December Book Haul — 2017



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CELESTIAL is a colourable zodiac journal designed by one of my favourite artists; Gabriel Picolo. Celestial is a collection of all his zodiac arrows, archers and constellations art, inspired by the classic star maps.

It’s quite beautiful, I only took photos of my zodiac, the intro page and the constellations to give you a sneak peak of what to expect:

He is well known for his illustrations of the teen titans in modern style, my favourite from this series are his Beast Boy and Raven illustrations. You can check out more of his work on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and please support his work through Patreon! You won’t be disappointed, he continues to leave me in awe. He has his own comic series called “Icarus and the Sun”. This series is heartbreakingly beautiful. He illustrates different and many characters from DC, Marvel, Studio Ghibli, Disney, Harry Potter, TV series to even Miraculous Ladybug! A true inspiration for me, I can’t wait until his zine is available to order and for the day he visits Toronto cons. Do check out his work when you get a chance!



Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children



Ransom Riggs is well known for his series that he not only wrote his book was directed by Tim Burton himself and turned into a film. Riggs is also a filmmaker and loves to take photographs, in fact this series contains a series of photographs that represent what the protagonists have discovered in the story. You may have also known him as the man who wrote The Sherlock Holmes Handbook: The Methods and Mysteries of the World’s Greatest Detective. 

What I like about the description and style of this series is how it reminds me of the type of books I used to read in my preteens. There was this book I read where it contained illustrations of the creepy ghosts and monsters that were described in the book. This series reminded me of that, but the theme and style is well designed.

This box set came with a postcard signed by the characters in the book, which I thought was pretty cool. I thought this was a grand idea, seeing as the postcard came in one piece without any crease. Most box sets have posters and those are folded in half which ruins the illustration of the artists. I much prefer this as it goes well with the whole theme of the series and it’s also a sort of book merch 🙂

I heard great things about this series, and I have been wanting to read it so I figured buying the books will bump it up my TBR. This year hasn’t been the best for me and I have been so behind with my list of books to read. I hope 2018 will be filled with more book adventures to keep me sane from reality.

Have you read this series? What did you think of it? Leave a comment below if you have either books I have purchased and tell me your thoughts, spoiler free about the series of course. Hope you all had a great 2017, here’s to another year of crazy!

Witchlanders Wednesday–FREE EBOOK

Initiate. Complete.


Last weekend the Witchlanders and Susan gathered for the return of #ClanChat. What’s a Clan Chat? It’s when Susan had initially created the Truthwitch Street Team, as we were once called. There are 6 witch clans in total and during the Clan Chat, Susan randomly chose 10 people per clan to be part of the team. A contest was held and the chosen participants were sorted.

Each year the chat changes. We started with creating the clans, then adding members in the clans, we also had quizzes to sort the audience in their possible clans along with which nation you may be from, which character is most like you and last week was which Witchlands Creature was your Patronus?’

Missed the chat? Don’t fret. Click this link that Sooz put together for you to join in on the fun: Which Witchlands Creature is your Patronus?

Not only do we have fun quizzes, but Susan also hosts giveaways during the chat and shares some amazing news for the fans! We’ll be back on January so keep your eye out for that hashtag! You can follow Susan Dennard on Twitter so you won’t miss the next one.


Have you ever wanted to read The Witchlands series but never had the time or money to do so?

Today’s your lucky day!

Tor is giving an early Christmas present to all bookworms; a FREE eBook of Truthwitch! You read that correctly, folks. For today only, you get the whole eBook for free. What better way to get started with the series? It’s a great read during the holiday break!

➡️ This offer is available until midnight! Click this link for Truthwitch.

That’s not all, once you catch up on the series it’ll be close to Sightwitch’s release date on February 13, 2018. If you missed my previous post, I am hosting a Raffle giveaway for a chance to win 1 of 2 hardcover version of Sightwitch.

In that same link, Susan is still hosting a Raffle giveaway of her own for a chance to win 1 of 5 e-galley! In return, we just ask you to spread the word of Sightwitch in any way that you can 🙂

That’s all for now my fellow Witchlanders! You can visit The Witchlands website for all other quizzes, news and extra facts about this series.

Don’t forget to grab your free eBook, time’s a-tickin’!

WITCHLANDERS WEDNESDAY – SIGHTWITCH

A MESSAGE FROM THE AUTHOR


Susan Dennard and the Witchlanders call for your aid.

Remember my post about Sightwitch cover reveal and book reveal for the upcoming novella to be released in January? Unfortunately, a snag on the design and production end was found. This was not something they could have known, so now the release date for the book has been pushed back to 3 weeks.

Sightwitch is now released in February 13, 2018

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You may think this isn’t that big of a deal, but there’s more to it behind the scenes when it comes to processing the books, the timeline, the bookstores participation, the promotional marketing and the overall publishing.

Here’s where you precious witchlings come in the picture.

A task is given to you from the Witchlanders’ Earthly Heirs and Susan Dennard herself; a hand we need.

Since all promotions and tour dates are nonexistent at the moment and everything that was planned is pushed back for this book due to the setback, we ask you to help us spread the word. That’s all we need.

There are many ways you can spread the word about Sightwitch. You can click the link provided by Susan below, where you can read furthermore as to why this happened and how you can help. Something as simple as adding the book on your TBR list on Goodreads will help, even leaving a review of Truthwitch and or Windwitch!


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The link above contains all the information you need, along with the different ways you can help us spread the word. If you have any other ideas, please feel free to leave a comment below or message us about your suggestions. Any contribution is worth something!

The link also has a raffle for a chance to win the e-book of Sightwitch, Sooz is giving away 5 copies of those e-galleys!

While she’s giving away the e-galleys, I’m giving away 2 copies of Sightwitch in hardcover for those who are willing to help us in any way they can. Enter the Raffle below for a chance to win 🙂

A CHANCE TO WIN 2 SIGHTWITCH HARDCOVER

I’d say it’s a perfect Valentine’s gift for someone 😉


Thank you so much for all your help in advance, my fellow bookworms. We truly appreciate all your help. If you have any questions or concerns, send me a message on Twitter or leave a comment below.

Tower of Dawn—4 out of 5

“It is not the end.”


I’m not sure how I feel about this book. I enjoy it, but it wasn’t the best. I like how we got to see other parts of this world. I adore Antica, but I didn’t like how Sarah seemed to have just mushed people together. I don’t like how both Nesryn and Chaol cheated on each other before finding their true love. I like Yrene, waited for her return in the series and yet she managed to have her development with Chaol too sudden. I liked Nesryn, yes she came out of nowhere but she’s a great add on and I like her with Sartaq. The relationships in this series is just all weird now. Everyone is rushed to be paired up when it’s not necessary.


Story wise my mind was blown. Maeve is such a devious witch. I hated her from the beginning and continue to hate her, though I admire her. Love that they had the healers involved in this story. I liked getting to know the Khagan and his children. I adore Kashin and Sartaq. Hasar did remind me of Aelin, or Celaena a bit, though she did vex me many times. Had no idea it was Duva, I had thought it would be Hafiza, Arghun or even Kadja. Was way off it seems, ha. Falkan was quite random, I had actually thought it was Nox in disguised but I was so wrong. I have yet to see his return in this series. I did like the clans, especially the rukhin.


The overall story seemed a bit slow, too much flirting between Yrene and Chaol. I was more interested in what happened around all that. Right when they met there was a spark and that frustrated me. Though the parts where he dealt with his pain, self hate and void hit me hard. I cried at these moments. Cried when he was relieved from it too. I had thought he was going to die, was ready to throw the book if it happened. Was thinking Sarah wouldn’t write a book about Chaol just to kill him off. Though the part of the bond, the death pack reminded me of Rhys and Feyre. I’m just glad Sartaq didn’t die and that Kadara is alive.


I hope the last book will have such an epic war, unlike ACOWAR as we now have quite the allies against Maeve. We have wyverns, ruks, witches, Fae, cadre, assassins, the armadas of other Courts heading to Terrasen to fight a war against the Valg. This book was rated a 4 out of 5 for me. I’m happy that Chaol is well and learned to cope, I also cannot wait to see Yrene’s face when she sees Aelin. It was a huge growth on his end, an acceptance that’s long needed. I just felt like something was missing, possibly because I loved EoS and QoS. This didn’t have much magic involved, though there was quite the adventure. I can’t wait for the next book, I’m hoping it will be action packed! It isn’t the end yet, folks. Not just yet.

Professional Reader

Saga Volume 6—4 out of 5

“You’ll never understand the way the worlds really work until you surround yourself with people from all sorts of weird backgrounds.”


I must say, it took a lot longer for me to read volume 6. I waited too long. I missed these characters so much. I root for Marko and Alana and I’m glad they both are still together in this series.

Sucks that the Prince was stripped off his title, but it’s nice to see that his son Squire (so cute of a name choice) is all well and grown. Alana and Marko have been on a mission to find Hazel and Marko’s mother, and Marko refuses to kill people now. Hurting anyone is not something he’d want to go back to, especially after he pushed Alana in the past. Ghüs and Friendo became the guardians of Squire while Alana, Marko and Prince Robot rescued Hazel. They found out that she was in Landfall.

It was nice to see that things worked out somehow in this volume, with the teacher even helping Hazel and not telling the guards about her. She was willing to save Hazel by shipping her out the place, but that was just in time for Marko to have teleported in using the helmet he and Alana stole from the museum. Prince Robot had to act like a regular guard and asked the headquarters to lower down their wards. Petrichor was introduced in the last volume and she was the one who saw Hazel after the teacher had fainted. She assumed that the father forced himself to the mother and created Hazel, but she didn’t know that the two were actually married.

At the end, she told Marko the plan the teacher had to save Hazel and that was when they saw each other again. Hazel remembered him and he gave her the stuffed animal she had as a baby. Marko’s mother wanted to stay behind, she wanted to be with the community that was made within these cell. It was nice to know that she was happy and proud of the man Marko came to be. Petrichor ended up going to take the mother’s spot in transport, because she hated it there. She punched Alana in the face which was something I did not expect to have happened. I mean it’s better than actually getting shot or killed. She had thought the relationship was not real, but Marko introduced Alana as his wife and that the Prince was an ally. This was when Petrichor said that she can smell Alana was pregnant! They have a second child :0 I wonder if it’ll be a boy or another girl! I’m just really happy that Alana and Marko have Hazel back and that their family is whole again.

As for Will, I was quite surprised to see what happened to him. He let himself go, he’s lost and filled with hate that he ended up as a heroine addict. He kept seeing his ex lover and she manipulated his mind (but obviously they were really his thoughts) and he was out to kill the Prince. The reporters, Doff and Upsher were back in the series again. The two were back on looking for the family that had an “abomination” child. They went back to their leads especially since they heard that The Brand is now dead. They even met up with Hazel’s ballet teacher. But their luck wasn’t as great since they ended up on the same track as Will. He took them as hostage to help him find the Prince.

Once he found Squire though, Ghüs the brave soul defended the child. Sophie then showed up, Will was seeing her and she made him realize how badly he’s gone low. He was about to murder a defenseless and innocent child. She told him that if he really wanted to make someone pay for what happened to go back to the woman responsible, so he left. The reporters managed I escape their ropes from the ship and was now left behind in the same land Squire, Ghüs and Friendo were.

I wonder what will happen to them, I don’t think the Prince will like them, but then again he doesn’t like many people. I hope that Petrichor will have a bigger role in the series and that we find out more about the character, because she seems pretty cool. I wonder what kind of powers she holds! I can’t wait to find out whether the child is a boy or a girl and how they’ll end up looking like once they’re born! I also wish that the Will will find inner piece and find time to grieve his loss. He was one of my favourite and it hurts and also vexed me to see him this way. He also now lost his right fingers thanks to Ghüs and I don’t know how that will help him in any way! I do miss Sophie or The Brand, rather. She was one of my favourite characters as well. I think I like more characters than hate in this series. I still highly recommend this series for those who haven’t taken the time to pick it up yet.

Professional Reader

Something For You

“LOOK AT THE PRETTIES”


During my boyfriend’s visit, he gave me a gift.

The first gift that he got to give me in person. It’s a shirt with the Stormtrooper holding Darth Vader’s head with the quote “Sith or not to Sith”. The other part of the gift is a Harley Quinn sketchbook/journal.

 

If you haven’t noticed, I’m a huge Star Wars and DC fan so these gifts were pretty much the best combo ever. He was traveling for work in Spain and saw these two, thought of me and decided to buy it.

The Star Wars shirt is too good, I’m a Shakespearean fan as well and the graphic on this shirt had me grinning. The sketchbook/journal has blank pages which is perfect, because it means I can use it for my drawings and practices not just for writing. It also has a sleeve pocket at the back of the book for any inserts needed, which comes in handy for me. It comes with a pen/pencil holder, a black bookmark, with a wrap for sealing the book with the diamonds symbol as its emblem and the freaking paper edges are in black!

Perfect, right?

Albeit, I wonder if I’ll have the courage to actually use this journal. It’s always the dilemma when I get a new notebook/sketchbook. The content that goes on and whether you’ll be willing to actually have anything on there. Truly am grateful for these gifts, they represent me and my nerdiness approves the sweet gesture.

Thanks, love ❤

Rebel of the Sands—3 out of 5

I think I had high expectations for this book, especially since it was a Bestseller. It felt slow for me, this was also my fault though for reading too slow. I paused many times, because I have been in a bad reading slump. I thought it started off with excitement, of a girl wanting to shoot her way out of the place she hated. To a place where she could be so much more, where she could be a woman and not be disrespected. Then she meets Jin, who she pretty much fell for after they interacted. The build up was too slow to where the action and magic started. They showed snippets of magic happening, told stories about it that intrigued me quite a bit but it wasn’t really shown until halfway through the book or more.

It didn’t get really interesting until we met the Rebellion. I really liked the Rebellion, the way Shazad fought, the twins and their powers, also Delila and Hala. I did like how Amani’s power was controlling the sand. I felt like I should’ve seen that coming. Quite a few things were obvious, like how Naguib, Jin and Ahmed were related. It was weird though, because I clued in that Naguib and Jin were related but it didn’t click that they were related to Ahmed until later. Noorsham and Amani as siblings was also obvious, I had wished they revealed more about his side of the story for me to know the truth. I actually thought we’d meet their father at one point, if the war got so bad. The plot was good, but it was missing more action. I felt as if the build up was too long to a war that was too short. I didn’t like how fast the ending was, how little we saw the war that we waited for to happen. The ending seemed rushed to me, I felt like it should have been elaborated more same with the magic system because it’s really cool. Wished there were more about the Demdji and the Djinn, the desert demons and the magic.

It was overall a 3 out of 5 stars, due to the magic system, characters and story line that was presented in the book. Amani and Jin’s character did vex me at some points, but the other characters made up for their forced romance. I do hope Noorsham will be back in the story, and that we will meet the Djinn in this series. It was a slow start, with the mythical creatures, magic and middle eastern world as the thing that reeled you to the end where it started to pick up. When I saw it, this book wasn’t a series yet and knowing that this was only book 1 out of x in a series I am looking forward for better world and magic building. I need to know more about the Demdji and Djinn!

Professional Reader

Warded Dice

STILL LIFE CONTEST


During the end of April, I entered another contest held by both Peter V. Brett and Karen, this time it was a Still Life Contest to win the limited edition of Painted Man in Australian edition (they look gorgeous and match the novellas!). What the contest entailed was to take a photo of your Demon Cycle books in a creative way and send them to Karen, entries were unlimited. Originally, there were 2 winners in total. First prize would receive the limited edition signed copy of the Painted Man. Second prize was to receive a signed copy of a Demon Cycle book, but seeing as many entered the contest both Mr. Brett and Karen ended up expanding on the winners and prizes!

I ended up sending 3 entries in total, somehow I managed to make it to the top 3 winners!

First entry is the Painted Man of Arlen Bales with ink, a signed book plate and my sketch of Rojer.

Second entry is of Renna Bales from The Skull Throne with a signed book plate, my sketch of her and a warded-like dagger.
Third entry are of the beautiful hardcover novellas, The Great Bazaar and Brayan’s Gold along with Messenger’s Legacy, with hand carved wooden dices of the warded symbols. Inspired by Inevera’s hora pouch.

I’m ever so grateful that both Mr. Brett and Karen chose my entries, because it was a long shot. There were many great entries, it was pretty cool to see each entry! I ended up receiving warded dices with a signed bookplate:

Now I actually have an hora pouch haha. They’re a lot bigger than I pictured, it’s awesome! I have always wanted one, it definitely beats my wooden ones that’s for sure. Now, to use for evil or for good?

Well that settles it! You can peep at the full list of winners posted on the Mr. Brett’s Peephole blog post. While you’re at it, check out his blogs and his work for those who aren’t familiar with it. You should also check out Peter V. Brett’s twitter for more contests to come in the near future. If you have not read this series then you should most definitely do so! You can now pre-order the last book of this series; The Core. For US cover you can go to Penguin Random House or any of the list below, for the UK you can go to the links below as well. Other countries covers have yet to be revealed!

You can purchase a copy of this series here:

Book Depository

Graphic Audio

Barnes and Noble

Amazon and Amazon UK


Thank you for the precious additional collectible, Peter and Karen!