It’s always a good day when a new author’s comp drops into my mailbox. Here’s the latest: A Kingdom Rises, the final instalment of my fantasy trilogy for middle grade readers, with yours truly writing under the pseudonym J.D. Rinehart. It’s out in hardback on May 30, 2017, so if you haven’t read the first two volumes now is the perfect time to catch up.
Here’s the blurb from the inside jacket cover:
An ancient prophecy says that when three stars appear in the sky, triplets will take the throne and peace will come to the land. The stars have appeared, and the triplets are Gulph, Tarlan and Elodie. But the prophecy has failed.
Tarlan saw Gulph die during a final confrontation with their undead father. Gulph fell from a burning tower, and there’s no way he could have survived … even with Gulph’s special abilities.
As for his sister, Elodie, Tarlan is convinced that she’s a traitor who betrayed the rebellion and her family just so she could have the throne to herself.
With nothing left to believe in, Tarlan is abandoning both the cause and his pack of wild animals and is heading north.
But appearances can be deceiving. And in a world of magic and deceit, mistaking lies for truth can be deadly.