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What people are saying (all reviews can be found on goodreads.com):
“If there was ever a book series to rival Harry Potter, then Talisman of EL is definitely the one.”
“When I left the book after an hour reading I would find myself going back to it to see what happened next. It was really gripping.”
“The entire plot line took me by surprised and I was swept away from the first page to the last.”
“Lions, tigers and bears?…Nah!! How about dragons, a fire phoenix and even Pegasus!”
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It’s May 20, and you know what that means. The hardback is now available for orders!
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Talisman Of El Blurb:
WHAT IF YOUR WHOLE LIFE WAS A LIE?
Population: Human … 7 billion.
Others … unknown.
When 14-year-old Charlie Blake wakes up sweating and gasping for air in the middle of the night, he knows it is happening again. This time he witnesses a brutal murder. He’s afraid to tell anyone. No one would believe him … because it was a dream. Just like the one he had four years ago – the day before his dad died.
Charlie doesn’t know why this is happening. He would give anything to have an ordinary life. The problem: he doesn’t belong in the world he knows as home.
He belongs with the others.
Check out the Talisman Of El interview below.
Come and explore the world of Arcadia in Talisman Of El.
Talisman Of El Interview
Interviewer: J.A. Beard
Tell us about your book.
TALISMAN OF EL is a story about acceptance, about accepting one’s destiny no matter the consequences. Charlie Blake is a young boy, who, in a bid to find out about himself, discovers a reality he knew nothing about, but that he is so much a part of.
What inspired this book?
To be honest, my curiosity about the mysteries of the world inspired this book. The planet we live on is so fascinating and full of history that I just had to explore its secrets. The great thing about writing a fantasy story is that anything goes. You can write a story about aliens, alternate dimensions … anything. The topic of people who vanished without a trace came up and I decided to take it one step further. The story just took on a life of its own.
What fundamental themes does your book explore?
The book explores many themes including, but not limited to, things are not always what they seem, self discovery, the importance of relationships and fear of failure. I think many people will be able to relate to the themes of the book as we’ve all experienced them in some way.
What’s the appeal, you think, in fantasy stories that initially ground themselves in the real world and then pull in a character from that world into a fantasy world? In urban fantasy, there’s still an overlap, but in contemporary stories where characters end up in a more discrete separate world, the relative link to the real world seems less important on first brush.
Personally, I think it’s the adventure and the idea that there is more out there than what we see that is the appeal of fantasy stories. We often hear about the universe being of vast proportions, so, naturally, anyone would want to explore more than the eyes can see. It is also a means of escaping one’s own reality for a certain period of time. Sometimes, our own reality can seem somewhat limited and restricted, so when I pick up a fantasy book, it’s almost as if I’m breaking the rules by stepping out of the ordinary.
World building is a big part of any fantasy book, but you went so far as to even create a language. Can you tell us a little bit about that and why you chose to do that?
When the story first popped into my mind, I hadn’t set out to create another world much less a language. When I created the world and saw how fascinating the characters of this world were, I knew they would have to have their own language. The people of Arcadia are mystical beings who can do things we can only imagine, so they needed a form of communication that they alone could interpret. They are, after all, from another world.
Besides your lead, do you have a favorite character in the story?
This is a hard one as I have many favourite characters. If I really had to choose one, besides the main protagonist, Charlie, I would have to choose Alex. I had such fun with her character. There is so much to her. She’s smart, witty, feisty, a bit crazy and so much more.
People tend to want more of what they like. Do you plan to write a sequel?
Yes, I do. I’m currently writing the sequel. There’s definitely more to come, as I’ve planned this as a trilogy.
So, I came across this book recently and just loved the cover. It was released April 29th by Crescent Moon Press. Can’t wait to read it.
At Barinkoff Academy, there’s only one rule: no students on campus after curfew. Phoenix McKay soon finds out why when she is left behind at sunset. A group calling themselves night students threaten to taste her flesh until she is saved by a mysterious, alluring boy. With his pale skin, dark eyes, and mesmerizing voice, Demitri is both irresistible and impenetrable. He warns her to stay away from his dangerous world of flesh eaters. Unfortunately, the gorgeous and playful Luka has other plans.
When Phoenix is caught between her physical and her emotional attraction, she becomes the keeper of a deadly secret that will rock the foundations of an ancient civilization living beneath Barinkoff Academy. Phoenix doesn’t realize until it is too late that the closer she gets to both Demitri and Luka the more she is plunging them all into a centuries old feud.
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To celebrate the upcoming release of my debut novel, Talisman Of El, Centrinian Publishing Ltd is giving readers a chance to win 20 e-galley ARCs via NetGalley every week up until the book’s release date of May 20, 2012. The ebook will be available in epub, pdf, and kindle formats.
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List Price (Hardcover): £12.99 (UK) / $16.99 (US)
iBookstore (epub): £5.99 (UK) / $10.99 (US)
Finally, the ebook edition of Talisman Of El has hit the net. Slowly, all my dreams are being fulfilled. Charlie Blake has gone digital.
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Publication date: May 20, 2012
Price: £5.99 (UK) / $10.99 (US)
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