#SPFBO – Finalists No.2 and No.3

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Today I’m highlighting the second and third books that I will be reading for the SPFBO Competition (more details here).  The first finalist I read was Out of Nowhere by Patrick LeClerc and my review can be found here.  The purpose of this post is to shine a spotlight on those books and give readers a chance to see what they’re all about.  As already mentioned all my books are randomly selected and my 2nd and 3rd finalists will be:

Symphony of the Wind (The Raincatcher’s Ballad #1) by Steven McKinnon

SymphonyA bounty hunter with a death wish. A girl with fearsome powers. A kingdom on the brink of destruction.

Serena dreams of leaving her harsh desert home behind in her very own airship. But when an assassin’s knife meant for Serena kills her friend instead, the rebellious orphan ventures into the corrupt heart of Dalthea to discover who put a price on her head. With each new turn, she edges closer to uncovering the awful truth… And the mystical powers brewing deep within her.

After his fiancée’s death, soldier-turned-bounty hunter Tyson Gallows is eager to sacrifice his life in the line of duty. When a foreign enemy assassinates a high-ranking official, he vows to bring them to justice. On the hunt for a killer, Gallows exposes a sinister plot that proves his fiancée’s death was no accident.

Driven by revenge, Serena and Gallows must join forces to take down the conspiracy before the kingdom falls to ruin.

Symphony of the Wind is the first book in a gritty epic fantasy trilogy. If you like hardened heroes, steampunk airships, and dark magic and monsters, then you’ll love Steven McKinnon’s visceral adventure.

 

The Anointed (Red Proxy #3) by Keith Ward

The Anointed.jpgBeing a hero is a choice.

Xinlas’s life goal is modest: he wants to be a living legend, revered in song and story. And he’s off to a good start. He faced death once, and won. His legend grew — at least in his own mind.

Fame comes calling on Xinlas again, or so he thinks, when he stumbles on a hidden village. The village has a resource that no one’s ever seen before. A resource that can be used to conquer other lands. A resource that a power-mad ruler will kill for.

Can Xinlas — with the help of a mysterious orange-haired girl he meets on a river — stop the man who would enslave millions? It will take a kind of courage found in legendary heroes.

Will Xinlas become that hero, or break under the weight of his destiny? The fate of civilization rests on his choices.

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17 Responses to “#SPFBO – Finalists No.2 and No.3”

  1. Timy

    Can’t wait to read your thoughts on Symphony 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Well, the descriptions is very good and has me quite psyched.
      Lynn 😀

      • Timy

        It takes a while to get into it, but once things start to roll, OMG. We all loved it at FBR. Obviously, duh.

      • @lynnsbooks

        Haha – I can’t wait.
        Lynn 😀

  2. Tammy

    Two very professional looking covers:-)

  3. PerfectlyTolerable

    Symphony of the Wind sounds amazing! And I love the cover! I will be adding it to my TBR right after I post this comment haha

  4. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Yes to gritty epic fantasy! I am really digging the description of Symphony of the Wind!

  5. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Airships and monsters… what’s not to love? 😀

  6. waytoofantasy

    Both of these seem pretty interesting, hope you enjoy them!

  7. jessicabookworm

    Enjoy! 😀

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