Sunday, August 12, 2018

"Kingdom of Ruins" by D.C. Marino Book Tour And GiveAway


About the Book



Title: Kingdom of Ruins  
Author: D.C. Marino  
Genre: Fantasy  
Release Date: July 27, 2018

In the Lands Within, history does not rest. Each archaeological layer communicates with the living generation, choosing its friends and enemies—and its kings. But an alliance has been struck no one could have anticipated, and an ancient evil is soaking into the soil. History is being erased, purchased and re-written at a terrible price. And a kingdom that shouldn’t have been forgotten is fading from memory. In the Lands Without, archaeologist Lori Brickland has found a pottery shard with a heartbeat. The pulse might be a trick of the mind, or it might be the first sign of life in a world of ruin. An exiled traveler will say she shouldn’t search for the truth, a calculating ruler will say she’s the one he’s looking for. And the kingdom? The kingdom will need her before the end. It’s time to accept what she’s always known…

This isn’t archaeology.

This is war.

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My Review: 

"Kingdom of Ruins" by D.C. Marino is a fantasy that is a long read but I found it interesting.

This is a story of evil verses good.

This is a story of bringing the past into the future.

The main character Lori Brickland is an archaeologist who is afraid of ruins—of dead things.

When a pottery shard with a heartbeat is found, Lori knows she has to overcome her fear and find the why and how of it and is swept into a past that is being forgotten by it's people. 

This book is filled with twists that really surprised me. 

I think this book would make a really enjoyable movie. I think the action in this book would have fans setting on the edge of their seats and cheering for Lori and the other characters.

I am eagerly awaiting the other books and novellas in this series.

I was given a complimentary copy by the author and Celebrate Lit. These are my opinions.



About the Author


D.C. Marino is a dedicated reader of history books and fantasy novels, both of which occupy an equal amount of space on her bookshelves. But it wasn’t until she realized how one breathed life into the other that she became addicted to finding the intersections of the real world and the fairy story. Still more: what those intersections about us as a creative, curious people. Kingdom of Ruins is her debut novel.

Guest Post from D.C. Marino

Hi everyone! I’m so excited to share Kingdom of Ruins with you! This story has been on my heart and mind for over ten years now, so this feels a bit surreal. I’d love to tell you a bit about why I wrote this book. But in order to do that, I need to tell you why I almost didn’t. Fantasy. It isn’t real. Why should I spend time writing a story that doesn’t grapple with the actual issues of the day? Why not speak plainly, instead of inventing another world to explore the real one? These were the questions I asked myself every night before I fell asleep. I adored fiction that transported me to factual events, or introduced me to historical figures, but every time I picked up a pen, the fantastical wiggled out of it. I was afraid I was writing the wrong story. This story oddly (or not so oddly) enough began with Lori, an atephobic archaeologist. Meaning she had a passion for archaeology, but a phobic fear of ruins. Why would she shrink back from the work she loved? Because no matter how hard she tried, she couldn’t make whole the broken. Life ends in dust, and that’s all there is to it. I felt the same way. Not only was I writing something I wasn’t sure would be relevant, but could it mend anything? Make a difference? Or was it futile, like trying to resurrect the past? What I found was exactly what Lori begins to find in Kingdom of Ruins. That even though things seem unfixable, it isn’t the end. The world Lori enters is full of darkness and peril, but it also holds a chance for her to heal from more than just her fear. While I wrote, and especially as I neared the last chapter, I realized she and I had both overcome a great challenge. I won’t tell you her conclusion, but I will tell you mine:
I wrote the right story.
I hope you enjoy every bit of the journey as I did, dear reader. D.C. Marino

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Giveaway



To celebrate the tour, Celebrate Lit Publishing is giving away a grand prize of a $50 Amazon gift card!!
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4 comments:

  1. I agree with you, it sounds like this story would make a good movie!
    Dianna

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  2. "Kingdom of Ruins" would be a great book to add to our shelves in the Church Library.
    Thanks for giving me the opportunity to win it.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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