Hey guys! I am so excited to be kicking off the tour for Feast of Fates. This book was an absolute gem.
Often, I have to sift through books and books of debut indie writers to find something really good. This, my friends, is the needle in the haystack. It is SO rare to find a book both intriguing and original. Authors commonly sacrifice the rich source-material of fairytales for hard-to-follow originality. Otherwise, their books can invest in a mythical, entrancing hook but are trite all along the plot. I am so happy to introduce this book as none of those things plus a splendid style.
Feast of Fates creates an entire world. There are so many layers of depth – religion, spirits, monsters, social classes – to the world Morigan inhabits. The characters are well-defined and their relationships are intense, whether loving or malicious.
I willingly admit that I despise romance, but that is not a universal opinion, so I won’t harp on about it. (Seriously, I will burn a book and throw the ashes in the river if there is too much romance. It’s a feat on the author’s part that I didn’t scatter this book into the Chesapeake.) I will ignore the romance, because frankly I think that Caenith and Morigan are intriguing characters by themselves. Readers will have an instant connection to Morigan for her plucky resourcefulness and street smarts. Caenith is enigmatic, with his strange mannerisms and animalistic build, the unraveling of his origins is a mystery that will keep you hooked.
The prologue is so beautifully written, speaking in echoes of the larger world, it will hook you from the first page. Brown’s style is rich and heavy with allusion. It is something to read slowly and savour. Every detail of this book from the idioms to the selection of detail is crafted to match the world. To see a young author with such a command of modern style and understanding of the old, is a pleasant anomaly.
In conclusion I would give this book a four out of five stars, and would recommend it to all of you interested in fantasy, YA, or romance!
I wish you all a happy end of summer and a happy fall of reading!
Feast of Fates
By Christian A. Brown
Genre: Dark Fantasy
Morigan lives a quiet life as the handmaiden to a fatherly old sorcerer named Thackery. But when she crosses paths with Caenith, a not wholly mortal man, her world changes forever. Their meeting sparks long buried magical powers deep within Morigan. As she attempts to understand her newfound abilities, unbidden visions begin to plague her—visions that show a devastating madness descending on one of the Immortal Kings who rules the land. With Morigan growing more powerful each day, the leaders of the realm soon realize that this young woman could hold the key to their destruction. Suddenly, Morigan finds herself beset by enemies, and she must master her mysterious gifts if she is to survive.
About the Author
Bestselling author of the critically acclaimed Feast of Fates, Christian A. Brown received a Kirkus star in 2014 for the first novel in his genre-changing Four Feasts Till Darkness series. He has appeared on Newstalk 1010, AM640, Daytime Rogers, and Get Bold Today with LeGrande Green. He actively writes a blog about his mother’s journey with cancer and on gender issues in the media. A lover of the weird and wonderful, Brown considers himself an eccentric with a talent for cat-whispering.