Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Blog Tour: Review: Citadel of Fire


To get to the master schedule and any other links, report here, please: http://www.jeanbooknerd.com/2014/09/citadel-of-fire-by-matthew-wolf.html

Synopsis:
Seventeen-year old Gray is descended from a legendary hero known as a Ronin, and haunted by his forgotten past. He returns home to a wizards’ keep, unaware he is now labeled a murderous traitor for killing his best friend.

Returning could be a death sentence, but the journey alone is perilous. Along the way, Gray discovers he has a grandfather. Now he must reach the city before his only living family dies beneath a madman’s torture. Getting there will be a challenge, however, as an enthrallingly unpredictable woman, a dangerous desert, and a horde of thieves stand in his way. Wielding the banished power of wind, Gray rallies against the poisonous evil that seeks to convert the world to their mantra, “strength is life, weakness death.”

Yet with an affable scoundrel and a clever bookworm at his side, Gray discovers the world’s greatest secret… He is not the only one with hero’s blood, and the legend of the Ronin walk the world once again.

AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | BOOK DEPOSITORY

About the Author:
Matthew Wolf is the author of The Ronin Saga. Or maybe he's a Ronin. Either way, he's involved somehow. Aside from epic fantasy, he enjoys woodcrafting, outdoors, a bit of a health nut (Kale is good!), and trains in kung fu. 


His childhood of traveling the world and studying Old English and Japanese influenced the schemes of the Saga, and the world of Farhaven. He is a graduate from UCSB with a Literature degree and a specialization in Medieval Literature and Japanese.  His novels include THE KNIFE’S EDGE, and CITADEL OF FIRE, of the bestselling YA Epic Fantasy series, The Ronin Saga.
WEBSITE: http://roninsaga.com/
TWITTER: 
@roninsaga
GOODREADS: 
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7077739.Matthew_Wolf
FACEBOOK: 
https://www.facebook.com/RoninSaga

My Thoughts:
Okay, so now I get to do another review in gifs! Yay gifs!

The name: (This gif doesn't show my proper feelings. It's supposed to a more enticed face.)


The prologue. You know, not many books need prologues anymore, and many are weighed down with unnecessary information, but Citadel definitely benefits from one. It hooks the reader right way, from literally the first sentence. I knew right then I was reading an incredible book.


The entire setting. It is new and amazing. A whole new world is created and I love trying to pronounce all the names because I just end up butchering them. But seriously, a new world makes this epic.


Descriptions are so important and this book has perfect ones. PERFECT.


The planning for this novel is really astounding. All the names, places, new things. They all have places and specifics and I really really like that.


I like the plot and idea and everything. Seriously. Everything.


Why haven't I heard of this series before now?! I'm so impressed and dying for more!


I LOVE this book. Hooked right away and I just...yeah. Everything is so incredible and I am totally impressed beyond words. Standing ovation, sir.


Rating: 5 stars


This or That with Matthew Wolf:

-Writing or reading?

Writing lately 

-Pie or cookies?

Pie. 

-Winter or Summer?

Summer.

 -Rain or Sun?

Sun. 

-Dreamworks or Pixar?

Dreamworks. 

-YA or Adult?

Adult. 

-Going to the movies or watching one at home?

Going.

 -Running or Biking?

Running. 

-Music or no music?

Music. 

-Traveling or Stay in one place?

Traveling! 

-First book or sequel?

Sequel!!

Giveaway:
Giveaway is open to International. | Must be 13+ to Enter

1 Winner will receive a Signed Copy of "The Knife's Edge" and "Citadel of Fire" by Matthew Wolf.
1 Winner will receive a Complete Swag Pack (Ronin Saga T-Shirt, Map of the World, Mouse Pad featuring The Knife's Edge Cover Art, +More)

1 Winner will receive a $25.00 Amazon Gift Card.


Thank you so much to JeanBookNerd for organizing this tour and accepting me on it. And a HUGE thanks to Matthew Wolf for a) being incredible, b) sending me my copy (I'm forever grateful for this one!), and c) for doing a this or that and stopping at my blog!
~Ashley

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