The Flaming Sword
Author: Heather L.L. FitzGerald
Publisher: Mountain Brook Ink
Publisher: Mountain Brook Ink
One of my goals was to raise children who love to read. My first two and my last were voracious readers growing up. My oldest son, not so much. The thought of reading to him...he'd rather be kind to his brother than be subjected to reading.
This is where Heather L.L. FitzGerald enters the picture. I learned about her as an author from one of my long time favorite authors and publishing house owners, Miralee Ferrell. She began Mountain Brook Ink, and that's how I learned about Heather.
I knew that my son MIGHT give this book a chance simply for the fact that it was fantasy. He likes fantasy and sci-fi movies. My parents bought him a tablet because he said he'd give reading a try on one. He said one of the things he didn't like about reading a book was how the pages felt on his fingers. I think he has some issues with textures.
Spring forward a couple of years and he hadn't read a single book on his tablet. That is until I bought The Tethered Thread on Amazon. I downloaded it and asked him to give it a try. I have to admit, I grew up reading fantasy so I was hoping to read it as well! Then we'd have something to talk about.
Guess what?! He read it. The entire thing! And he loved it. It was such a springboard for him. He has been reading book after book after book. He's even ordered his own books! Not just ones to read on his tablet. He's gotten actual books to put on his bookshelf. Yes, he had to get a bookshelf.
Thank you, Heather! It has made a difference in this teenage boys life.
Now we are looking forward to The Flaming Sword (The Tethered World Chronicles, #2). Here's what the book is about:
Sadie Larcen and her family are slowly recovering from their life-altering trek to the Tethered World. That is until their aunt arrives clutching a mysterious letter and sporting a black eye. The letter that Aunt Jules shares with the family writhes with sinister implications. A new and menacing enemy has slunk from the shadows and is conspiring to seize the most powerful piece of weaponry in the land: The Flaming Sword of Cherubythe.
The sword must—at all costs—be kept from the enemies who lust for its power. The threat extends to Sadie’s autistic brother Brock. As High King in training, he now resides in the Tethered World, within close proximity to the sword. It’s apparent that drastic measures will be required by all in order to protect what’s most important. Can Sadie once again confront her disabling fear, stare evil in the face, and walk away whole—let alone alive? How can one teenage girl and her family save a sword with the potential to start a world war? Will lines be crossed even as Sadie’s faith is tested? Sadie knows it’s going to take a lot more than strength, grit, and courage to survive.
Doesn't that sound like an exciting adventure? What young adult, or adult for that matter, wouldn't want to read this? If you've been looking for a new series to start, you've really got to try this one out. With Christmas just around the corner, you should really put this book set under the tree for them! Still not sure? You can sign up for Heather's newsletter and she'll send you chapter 1 of The Tethered World! How about you read the first three chapters of The Flaming Sword. Remember, it's book two in the series, but it'll draw you in!
Here's a little bit about the author:
Heather L.L. FitzGerald is excited to introduce readers to the realm of The Tethered World. She has always possessed the “what if” gene and an overactive imagination. As a homeschooling mother of four, she spent a lot of time immersed in reading stories to her kids while percolating quite a few of her own. Now that the kids are (mostly) grown, she’s enjoyed getting to spend more time pursuing writing, while her husband of 26 years cheers her on (and scratches his head at the crazy stuff floating around in her brain). She’s part of the North Texas Christian Writer’s group, and helps facilitate the Manet Writer’s group, along with blogging and Beta reading. The past two years she’s also had the privilege of judging a fan-fiction writing contest sponsored by author Susan K. Marlow. a Rafflecopter giveaway