Book Tour Stop: Heliotrope
We are thrilled to share the latest fantasy by Palmer Pickering, called Heliotrope! This one is for readers who enjoy magic, adventure and true fantasy!
Heliotrope (Sword and Sorcery) Publication Date: November 23, 2022 Genre: Adult Fantasy/ Epic Fantasy/ Magic Teleo is a retired soldier descended from Mages, who were cast out of power generations ago. After years of war and sorrow, he wants nothing more than to live a quiet life on his farm and work his stonemason’s craft. His wife and daughter had been murdered during a war raid several years earlier and his young son stolen by the enemy side. He spent years unsuccessfully searching for his son and returned home broken-hearted. At the local castle, he comes upon a war orphan stolen by his side from the enemy and rescues him from abuse, adopting him as his foster son. Teleo is working as a mason at the castle when he finds himself in the middle of a coup. This launches a journey to protect his new family, uncover the secrets of the ancient ways, and reclaim the magic of the Mages. TW: Battles, violence, blood and gore Add to Goodreads Purchase Heliotrope Here!
I have not read a book this huge in a long time. In fact, this is not a book but a tome. Although, it did not feel as long due to the author's writing. I was instantly transported within the pages of this story. Instant emotional connections were made between me and the characters. The turmoil that Teleo was experiencing was felt.
While Teleo is my favorite in this story, I did like his apprentice Jesum and the heir to the throne Kaspari, who joined Teleo and Jesum on their journey. What a journey it was too. It was full of action and adventure. I got vivid images of everything as if a mini movie playing in my head. Readers of fantasy books will want to check out this book.
About the Author
Palmer has been writing fiction since she was eight. She received her BA in American Studies from Wesleyan University, with concentrations in Religion and Race Relations. She currently works in Silicon Valley in the gaming industry and high tech. In addition, Palmer holds a certificate in Chinese Acupressure, is a certified solar panel installer, and studied Tibetan Buddhism with the 14th Dalai Lama. She lives and writes in the magical redwood forest of the Santa Cruz Mountains, California.
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