Thursday, May 3, 2012

Book Tour Review of The Ruins of Noe by Danika Dinsmore


Book Tour Synopsis of The Ruins of Noe (#2 Fairy Tales from the White Forest), and short Excerpt, plus a short synopsis on Book #1 Brigitta of the White Forest.  Also possible is a read-along for these two books... 


The Ruins of Noe (#2 Fairy Tales from the White Forest) by Danika Dinsmore
Paranormal, (252 pgs)
Hydra House

SYNOPSIS
A child born with no destiny: one of many signs that the White Forest faeries have lost touch with the Ethereals, the Ancient Ones. High Priestess Ondelle is convinced by an old proverb that one faerie is fated to travel to the former home of the Ancients, the Ruins of Noe, to find the answer. That faerie, she believes, is Brigitta.

Ondelle and Brigitta set off to save their forest once again, but when they arrive in Noe they discover something they never learned from any faerie tale. Why had this dark secret been kept from them? Why in the name of Faweh had the Ancients left some faeries behind? (GoodReads)

EXCERPT
   Brigitta concentrated on the black pebble in her hand.  She turned it over and over in her palm, gathering its energy, and then tossed it over the embankment into Precipice Falls.  She closed her eyes and visualized the rock falling downward, splashing into the water below and spinning through the underground caverns of the Water Faerie Realm.
  "Be the rock," she murmured to herself.  "Follow the energy of the rock."
  Brigitta couldn't focus her mind. She opened her eyes and signed.  How should she know what it felt like to be a rock or to travel through the forest's underground caverns?  She wasn't even allowed to explore them, not until she was a First Elder Apprentice, which was silly considering she had already been outside the White Forest itself, something non of the other First Apprentices had ever done. 
  "I'd like to see First Apprentice Flanna fight off a carnivorous caterpillar."  She picked up the rest of the pebbles sitting beside her and threw them over the embankment.
  "Ow!" came a voice from below.
   "Sorry, Minq!" called Brigitta, peeking over the edge as Minq's rodent-like face appeared.
   He rubbed his eyes with one of his long, droopy ears.  "Why you throw rock?" he asked as he fluttered over the embankment.
  
READ-ALONG
This book tour will be happening until May 5th.  Go here to check out author information, additional links, and even more book reviews. Until May 5th, I will be reading and reviewing this book.  If you would like to read it along with me these few days, here is the AMAZON @ $2.99 address to buy the book and begin.  

Additionally, I am also reading the first book in the series, Brigitta of the White Forest. Go to Amazon, purchase the book, and read it with me this month. 

SYNOPSIS
Brigitta is a young Water Faerie from the village-nest of Tiragarrow. She's confused, moody, and anxious about going through "The Change" as she doesn't see how destiny markings on her wings should determine her life's path.
A few days before the annual Festival of the Elements, Brigitta is flying an errand with Himalette, her tag-a-long sister, when a mysterious curse turns everyone in the White Forest to stone -- except for the two of them. The sisters have no idea why they were not cursed, but they do know if they don't turn everyone back in time for the festival rituals, the Hourglass of Protection will run out and so will its protective field around the forest.
A book for those who enjoy fantasy adventure, Brigitta of the White Forest offers a new twist on the faerie tales so loved by young readers. (GoodReads)

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