Today I am pleased to be part of the group closing the Blog Tour for P J Reed’s new book The Torican Chronicles – Defiance.
The book was published on the 2nd January 2018
About the book
The Torcian Chronicles
Mesham sits dejectedly in a tiny garret above an inn, as the lands of Torcia fall to the magically-enhanced army of the infamous Mivirian Horde. One of the last surviving ancient warlocks of Torcia, Mesham knows he is marked for death. The Torcian king knocks on Mesham’s door later that evening and offers him the chance of rejuvenation in return for a seemingly impossible mission into the heart of Mivir. Mesham reluctantly agrees, only to realise the evil of Mivir has spread to the very top of the Torcian government. As Mesham undertakes his quest to complete the mission, he finds himself hunted by his king, by the mighty Torcian warbands, and by the Horde. But he cannot fail, for the fate of Mesham’s beloved Torcia rests in his hands.
I am a massive fan of fantasy books and when I saw the e-mail come through for this one I knew I had to be on it as it looks brilliant.
This is the first book of P J Reed’s I have read and it had the appearance of an epic series, along the lines of Lord of the Rings, as the world is very well designed and all the locations are well described to make visualising it that much easier. If you do struggle with how the world appears there is a copy in the book, or click here for another copy
The map is a brilliant visual guide to how immense the world is and how far people have to travel when going on their adventures.
The book itself follows Mesham, one of the last Warlocks in the land, as he goes on an enforced adventure.
The book starts straight in on the action and doesn’t really slow down that much throughout as you are taken on the adventure meeting lots of dangerous people and things throughout, all looking to try and kill Mesham.
All of the minor characters were well written and very realistic, reacting in the way you would expect them to.
Overall the book was a very good read, which I thoroughly enjoyed.
To purchase the book click here
About the Author
P.J. Reed – Writer of warlocks and other magical creatures. P.J. Reed is a writer and poet from England. She holds a BAEd from Canterbury Christ Church University and an MA from Bradford University. She has been widely published in anthologies and collections. P.J. Reed currently lives in Devon, with a handful of teenagers, one feral cat and a dog called Fizz.