Monday, June 02, 2014

"There was a pastry mishap."

 Wherein Jack has an announcement.

 I may have gotten my dates wrong, but I believe today is the release of Champion in Flight, a wonderful new book by Tyrean Martinson. (I did a cover reveal for this book a couple weeks back)

 Today she is doing a Flight - I forgot the name. It has a name, a good name, but I don't remember it. It is like a blog party, only everyone joining in gets to talk about their favourite way to fly. (Fun, right?!) I also have a book review, since Champion in Flight was one of the books I was asked to read and review.

 But first....

 Jack's Favourite Way To Fly
 This isn't as easy as you think it should be. I have flown in about every way imaginable. Dragon, Griffin, airplane, hang glider. Air Balloon. Jumping off a speeding train and having someone catch me...
 But, if I had to pick my top favourite of all time, it would be airship. And not just any airship, but the airship flown by Captain Shamus Steed and his mad-cap Air Pirates. Flying with them is hazardous to my health, but it is still a lot of fun.

 What about all of you? How do you like to fly?

 Now, as I said, I have a book review! 

 I enjoyed the first book and was therefore hopeful the second would be just as good.

 This is not one of those intense Fantasy stories. Not like Lord of the Rings. It is more on the level with Narnia. Fun, a little lighter, but with deep, hidden messages.

 It is a year after a battle that Clara fought in and had her sword broken. She is now determined to fix it, as it was given to her by the Lord to help her serve the people. There is only one problem, Clara is angry and wants revenge over the death of her friends and parents. She sets out on her quest, knowing she has to deal with the anger in her heart before she can be the Champion she has been called to be.

 There is also a new character, a cursed prince named Laim. (Like Laim. Laim is cool.) Laim is on his own quest, but when his path crosses Clara's....well, well they weren't together enough for my liking. I am hoping they get to spend more time together in book three because they seem like they will be a lot of fun if they have to work together.

 I really don't know what to say about this book. It is so familiar while being so unique. It is really just a lot of fun to read. 

 After I finished it I wanted to go back and read book one again because I had forgotten how much I missed spending time with Clara. 

 Then there was the ending. The wonderful ending which left me looking just like this.

 Cliff hangers, my friends. Cliff hangers.

 Anyways. You can find Tyrean's blog HERE!!

 Links and Blurb and other fun things!

Champion in Flight Blurb

A year after she won the battle for Septily, Clara feels trapped in Skycliff by the Allied Council. As the last pieces of information about the Healing Caves fall into place, Clara is attacked by an assassin. Covert Drinaii mercenaries and the Council aren’t going to stop Clara from her quest to heal her broken blade. As Champion of Aramatir, she must act.
Meanwhile, in the joint kingdoms of Rrysorria and Wylandria, the youngest and still cursed swan prince despairs of ever being whole again. In a moment of anger and desperation, Liam discovers a blood link between him and a dark sorceress.

Clara won the battle for Septily, but her battle isn’t over.

Champion in Flight is the second book in The Champion Trilogy.

 Author Bio:
Tyrean Martinson lives and writes in the Pacific Northwest, with her encouraging family. She likes to write, read, teach, ski, bicycle, and walk.
Tyrean has been published in Overcoming Adversity, The Best of Every Day Poets and Sunday Snaps: The Stories. Dragonfold and Other Adventures, and Light Reflections showcase Tyrean’s stories and poetry. She is currently hard at work on the third novel in The Champion Trilogy: Champion’s Destiny.

Author Links:

Cool Reviews for Champion in the Darkness, used with permission by the reviewers:

“So often I've read ‘Christian” books which have the same theme. ‘God is love and everything will work out for you.’ Yes, God is love, but He is SO much more than that. And Tyrean showed so many more of His attributes. A judge, a shepherd, and a warrior. I was really surprised and impressed, and I came to love the story all the more because of it.”- Jack Lewis Baillot, author of A Stretch of Loyalty, Haphazardly Implausible, and Abolished Impracticality.

“I loved the way the author connected you to the characters and made them seem like real people.” – Rylee, Teen Reviewer

“while the religious side was evident, it never overwhelmed the story. I appreciated how Martinson not only showed people displaying faith when times were easy, but how she explored loss of faith when times were hard, and how different people coped with doubt, anger, and fear.” – Nickie Anderson, author of Bright Star



  1. Sounds interesting. (And I can see why airship might be your favorite way to fly. I haven't yet finished Abolished Impracticality, but it is proving to be unique. I shall give it a splendid review on Goodreads when I'm finished.)

  2. Airships would be awesome - but I'm still partial to Dragon Flight. The Pern series convinced me!! :) :)

  3. This sounds really neat.
    Go Steed!
    I think I like flying by dragon. Superpowers are cool too, but flying by dragon gives you a friend to fly with. :)


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