Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Song of Sovereign by JD Wright

Title: Song of Sovereign
Series: Songs of Everealm (#1)
Author: JD Wright
From: Blog Tour
Genre: Fantasy, Romance
Release Date: 20th June 2016
Challenges: 2016 New Release Challenge, Summer COYER 2016
Links: Goodreads - Amazon 
Synopsis (from Goodreads): Princess Sarita has everything. Loving parents, a castle fit for royalty, fine clothes, loyal friends, and an exciting job as a scholar of magic. At eighteen years of age, one might think that she would be content with her position. But one thing has always been missing from her life... full magic, itself. When a strange old woman gave Sarita a secret spellbook as a child, her entire life was changed. The book contains spells, songs, and stories. But most of all, it provides a path to gaining full magic, the only thing that Sarita still needs to feel complete. And now, she has finally prepared to leave her home in search of the Stones of the Divine, the final ingredient she needs to gain magic. Gabrielle has been known as the sister of a knight and best friend of the princess for as long as she can remember. Now an experienced healer's assistant, she is desperate to find her place and purpose in Junacave. An adventurous mission to help Sarita locate a mystical stone may be just the change in her life that she is looking for. King Cassidy is still alone, but not for a lack of trying. His attempts to convince the Princess of Junacave to marry him over the past ten years have been for naught. And being twenty years old, with no heir, he is running out of time. If he can't win the heart of the princess, he may have to face a future without the love of his life.

Song of Sovereign is the start of a new series, but several of the main characters were present in the Everealm series (as children!) Because of this I do feel that reading Everealm first helps the reader to know a bit more of the characters and about the setting. However it was a bit strange having Sarita, Cassidy, Oliver and Gabby all grown up! Whereas the latter two were teenagers in Everealm, Sarita was only 10 at the end of the series, so having her as an adult was almost strange! 

Cassidy and Sarita's relationship was basically a slightly older version of the one they had in Everealm; they wind each other up, and Cassidy's determined to marry Sarita whether she denies it or not. I love their relationship, though there were a couple of times when I wanted to bang their heads together and tell them off for not working it out! 

At the end of Everealm, Gabby and Oliver's relationship seemed to be heading in a good direction, so when I started reading Song of Sovereign I was just like "what?!?!?!?". They weren't together (which introduced two new characters, Calli and Garrison) but clearly still loved each other. I liked that it wasn't just plain sailing for them, and it took a while for the reasons they broke up to become completely clear. 

There were new characters introduced in this book too, as well as some minor characters (Ashur and Jake) from Everealm were fleshed out a bit more. Of the new characters I really liked Emery, and grew to like Calli after a bit, but can't make my mind up about Garrison. I'm not convinced I liked him at all but that could completely change...look at Dahlia in Everealm

I couldn't help but talk to this book as I was reading! Sometimes to laugh, sometimes to say "what?!?!?!" and sometimes to tell the characters off. Having known some of them for 5 books already I'm definitely invested in them, and was enjoying the experience. 

This was full of adventure, with a dash of romance, and I can't wait for more in the series. If it's anything like Everealm (and its looking that way!) I'm going to end up completely engrossed in this series! 


Song of Sovereign (Songs of Everealm #1)
by J.D. Wright
Genre: Adult Fantasy
Release Date: July 2016

Summary from Goodreads:

Princess Sarita has everything. Loving parents, a castle fit for royalty, fine clothes, loyal friends, and an exciting job as a scholar of magic. At eighteen years of age, one might think that she would be content with her position. But one thing has always been missing from her life... full magic, itself.

When a strange old woman gave Sarita a secret spellbook as a child, her entire life was changed. The book contains spells, songs, and stories. But most of all, it provides a path to gaining full magic, the only thing that Sarita still needs to feel complete. And now, she has finally prepared to leave her home in search of the Stones of the Divine, the final ingredient she needs to gain magic.

Gabrielle has been known as the sister of a knight and best friend of the princess for as long as she can remember. Now an experienced healer's assistant, she is desperate to find her place and purpose in Junacave. An adventurous mission to help Sarita locate a mystical stone may be just the change in her life that she is looking for.

King Cassidy is still alone, but not for a lack of trying. His attempts to convince the Princess of Junacave to marry him over the past ten years have been for naught. And being twenty years old, with no heir, he is running out of time. If he can't win the heart of the princess, he may have to face a future without the love of his life.

Adventure, romance, and magic await as we travel through Everealm with royalty, wizards, fairies, and more, in the fantasy-romance Songs of Everealm, a five book series by J.D. Wright, author of the Everealm Series.

Note: Adult Content

Songs of Everealm Series is the second series set in the fantasy-filled Everealm. It begins 8 years after the conclusion of the first series, the Everealm Series. 



Song of Sparrows (Songs of Everealm #2)
by J.D. Wright
Genre; Adult Fantasy
Release Date: July 2016

Summary from Goodreads:

The journey across Everealm to find the magical stones has not come without its challenges. After being plagued by unwanted guests, disagreements, and accidents, Princess Sarita is beginning to wonder if her dream of gaining magic is a fantasy that can't come true. 

Along the way, new friends and rekindled sparks between old flames have caused quite a stir within the group. As a new wizard joins the effort and gives the princess a reason to continue, the quest for the next stone ensues...

As the sun rises over the ridge, our story continues into the Song of Sparrows!

Adult content. Intended for mature audiences. 



About the Author
Writing has always been a hobby of mine, beginning as a young child. It was a way to cope with losing my father at seven years of age. I started with poetry and was featured several times on the amazing poetry blog, Autumn Leaves, by Sondra Ball. My love for poetry soon led to writing songs in middle school and beyond, which I still do occasionally. Music has always been an important part of my existence, so writing songs came naturally to me. In high school, I started my own novel, however, life got in the way and I never finished it.

Fast forward many years later and I find myself married with three children, absorbed in my busy life with commitments to my family, work, school, church, and charities, among other things. One day I came across my old binder, with notes from my first novel, and it was with those notes that I conjured up the elusive Everealm.

I write to please readers such as myself, who have a love for fantasy and romance, but like a little danger and sex in their reading. I wrote the book with a mature audience in mind, who can appreciate a hearty imaginary world with magic and the unknown, but want more than fluffy love stories with wizards in them. They want the romance, magic, and danger, all wrapped into one.

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