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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Jax Reviews The Road to Nyn by Brian Michaud & A Giveaway

Publisher: Self published
Format Read: e-book
Source: From author in exchange for honest review
Release Date: November 2013
Buying Links: Amazon* 
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Blurb:
In a land where magic is outlawed, a young boy is living a double life. Although Kay is training to be a knight, he has been secretly studying the forbidden ways of magic with Alamin, a powerful but eccentric wizard.

After passing of the Trial of the Rings and being raised to squirehood, Kay has decided to tell Alamin that he is going to leave his magical studies behind. And why not? Kay hasn’t ever cast a spell without something going seriously wrong–like the random appearance of frogs or hungry wolves–besides, Kay could be banished from the kingdom just for associating with Alamin.

Kay’s plans are quickly obliterated when a horde of goblins attacks his village and captures his family and friends. Now, with his home lying in ruins, everything has changed. Along with Alamin and Felix, a self-serving kleptomaniac sprite, Kay embarks on an adventure that takes him across the Kingdom of Gaspar and into the dark and treacherous caves of the Goblin Realm. What Kay doesn’t realize is that his journey is leading him on a collision course with the Lord of Nyn – a being so powerful that none dare face him...not even Alamin himself!

Jax's Thoughts:

 It's pretty clear the author has a love of the fantasy genre. In fact, as I read, I could pick out elements from several personal favorites, which can be a lot of fun. Nothing like a little nod to the greats. In fact, not only did this book feel like a homage to authors who kept me up past my bed time reading under covers, it very much reminded me of many afternoons spent with friends, a bag of dice and stacks of books whose contents we pretty much had memorized. (For the uninitiated, I speak of D&D.)

I would say this is a charming introduction to fantasy for a young reader branching out to longer books.



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About the author:

Brian G. Michaud lives in a small town in Massachusetts with his wife, Kim. When he is not reading or writing books, he can be found teaching music at a local elementary school or rocking out on guitar with the band, Too Loud.

Brian Michaud's Web Site:
http://www.bgmichaud.com/
Brian Michaud's Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/Brian.G.Michaud?ref=hl
The Road to Nyn Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/TheRoadToNyn
Brian Michaud's Goodreads:
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7791048.Brian_Michaud
The Road to Nyn Goodreads:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/19323273-the-road-to-nyn
Tribute Books Blog Tours Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tribute-Books-Blog-Tours/242431245775186
The Road to Nyn blog tour site:
http://theroadtonyn.blogspot.com/

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6 comments:

  1. Hello Jax,
    Thank you for your review and for being part of The Road to Nyn blog tour.
    Sincerely,
    Brian Michaud
    P.S. I am also one of the initiated.

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  2. Jax, glad that you and Brian speak the same language :)

    My thanks to you and Bea!

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  3. I like the cover, looks like a fun book.

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  4. Hi E.L.F.,
    The Road to Nyn is a fun book. It will take you on an adventure that you won't soon forget!
    I'm glad you like the cover. The cover was designed in conjunction with Clare Letendre, an artist from Foxboro, MA. She is fantastic! We have plans to work together on the cover for the second book which will hopefully be released later this year.
    Cheers,
    Brian

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  5. The cover of your book has a mystical feel to it, and reminds me of The Seventh Unicorn for some reason (just the dreaminess of the colors, that is). Your story itself looks promising, too :)

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