Michele Carpenter and I are over at Renee’s Mother Daughter and Son Book Reviews talking about the differences between starting the narration work on a new series and the challenges of continuing a book series. I hope you’ll join us!
Good morning everybody! I’m over at Natalie’s blog, Book Lover’s Life, talking about the giants we meet in the Zaria Fierce Trilogy. I even share how to dress up like one if you’re so inclined. See you there!
I’m so very excited to share with you, Natalie’s review of Zaria’s first adventures via audio book. Here’s a sneak peek:
Plot wise, it was really fast paced and interesting. I loved the lore behind the world and the author really brought the land to life through her vivid descriptions. I had no problem visualising the place and creatures. I also loved the sheer variety of fantastical creatures that are featured. We have a bit of everything!
Raise your hand if you would like to learn more about the ellefolken race in the Zaria Fierce books. (Raises both hands!) I’m over at Brenda’s fabulous Log Cabin Library blog discussing world building and Norwegian mythology. Join me to learn more about Hector, his father, and his son, plus check out some artwork from the series and other artwork that inspired scenes in the books.
Brenda has also reviewed the first book in the Zaria Fierce Trilogy, and she had this to say:
Very quickly I was able to relate to Zaria, having been an Army brat and moving just about every four years growing up. I’m sure most people would’ve thought I was shy back then too. Like Zaria, I spent lots of time reading and dreaming up adventures. I especially enjoy that Zaria doesn’t stay this shy and quiet girl, and begins to develop confidence in herself, offering her opinion, fighting off wolf attacks and develops stronger friendships with Geirr, Filip and Aleks.
Update – Brenda now has her review for book two live!
I like how the action begins quickly and Gillett brings the reader up to speed on the plot, no time is wasted in getting these friends off on another adventure through the Norwegian countryside. Oh and that setting, it’s one of the most enjoyable things in reading Gillett’s stories. All the lovely rich details of each of the magical kingdoms, each place is unique and highlights the depth of her imagination.
Hi everyone! I’m over at Mom Read It with Rosemary doing a fun author interview. We talk about fantasy books, Norwegian mythology, and folklore. Please join us!
Rosemary also had a chance to review the first two Zaria Fierce books. Here’s a sneak peek of what she said:
The stories are written and illustrated in a manner that recalls fantasy and adventure stories I read as a kid. The black and white fantasy sketches are beautiful and creepy – I love the white stag and the deliciously creepy Olaf – and brings a lot of imagination to the page.
Join me at Danissa’s blog, The Booklandia, for an author Q&A with yours truly. We talk about reading, writing, and Zaria Fierce – three of my favorite subjects! 🙂
Hi guys! I’m back at Liberty Falls Down book blog where she interviews me. We talk about what drew me to Norwegian folklore, a funny thing someone said to me about the first book in Zaria Fierce, beta readers, writing, and moving past discouragement. Join us!
In case you missed it – I’m over at Anjie’s blog Love Thy Shelf talking about author readings and book signing events. I share what I learned from holding one. What do you like best about going to one?
I’m over at Emily Reads Everything today sharing my favorite Norewegian magical kingdom. Will you guess right? Is it the mountain-trolls? Elves? Fairies? Giants? Dwarves? Join us and find out!
Today’s a super special day! It’s Zaria Fierce’s birthday and we’re going to celebrate it with a bang! Join me at Danissa’s blog to learn how you can throw your very own Zaria Fierce Birthday Bash. There’s ideas for food, costumes, and games!
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Danissa also got a chance to review the second Zaria Fierce book. Here’s some of the awesome things she said about it:
This is one of the most amazing second book in a trilogy that I’ve read. I love how fast-paced the book is and how it has no flat lines/ boring parts. I like how empowering the book is, especially on facing your own demons. Just like Zaria.
Hello readers! Today is a very exciting day. As you know Zaria Fierce and the Enchanted Drakeland Sword released today, but did you know I was at Ner’s fabulous blog talking about the Norwegian magical kingdoms you’ll find in the Zaria Fierce trilogy? You should click over because a new illustration has been revealed and a map. You know how much Zaria loves maps! You can’t not check it out.
Ner also paired the guest post with a review of the second book. It blew my socks off! She had this to say:
I congratulate Keira Gillett because her series only gets better. Not only are the characters growing with their adventures as we are as readers. As I mentioned on my previous review, this is definitely a story worth sharing with our family. And if I had previously said that this series was a delight to Narnia and Spiderwick fans, I will consider The Enchanted Drakeland Sword as a potential children’s version of The Lord of the Rings.
Thank you so much Ner for having me and for your lovely review!
I’m starting the mood off right on the new blog tour for Zaria Fierce and the Enchanted Drakeland Sword. Join me at Emily’s blog Midwestern Book Nerd to see how music inspired me as I wrote the second book in the Zaria Fierce Trilogy.
She had great things to say about the book too. It’s a stellar review and you should definitely check it out in full. Thanks Emily!
I really enjoyed getting lost in this book and in this world one more time. It was just so easy to get lost there and to feel like I was also going on these adventures. Loving this book at this age makes me wonder just how much my 13 year old self would love it (and the answer is probably that my 13 year old self would love it a lot, because this is definitely something that I would be all over). I love the relate-ability of the main character and the easy flow to the story. I love that I can get lost in the adventure from page 1. I love that I can look at Zaria and see a positive fictional role model for kids.
Michele and I are at Literature Young Adult Fiction talking audio books! Join us for the last segment on the first book.