Welcome to the virtual book tour for The Last Motley by Grace Award nominated author DJ Edwardson.
To celebrate the book’s release the digital version is being offered at the special discounted price of 99 cents, now through February 17th. In addition, you’re invited to come along on a virtual treasure hunt visiting some of the places featured in the novel. And to help you along your journey, we’re giving away a few prizes, too. So how ’bout them apples?
Today’s stop is:
The central “Helm” of Halicon, Brackenland Province gets its name from the dusky color of its soil, rich in clay and other minerals. Though waving grasslands blanket the northern half of the province, to the south lies a ruddy land of mines and smithies which supply much of the empire’s wealth.
Brackenland is also known for its stonemasons. The greatest architects of Arinn alive today are trained in the provincial capital of Havensward in Oryx College, the only school to rival the Anthem Academy in Evenspire.
Though Barrondale to the south has perhaps richer mineral deposits, those of Brackenland are more accessible and the tunnel system of Brackenland is said to run for miles in places below the surface.
With such wealth it is little wonder that Brackenland is home to many of the great merchants of the empire. For all its material abundance, its people do not have much of a reputation either for politeness or congeniality. The sad faces one sees among its inhabitants are testimony to the general grumpiness which is the one commodity which fortunately no one visiting ever seems to want to buy.
We hope you enjoyed this little glimpse into the world of Arinn. If this taste has you curious, be sure to check out the full length novel set in this world.
This unique tale is not your typical fantasy novel, Yes, you’ll find monsters, dungeons, harrowing escapes, magic portals, a humor, an ancient artifact, and much more but above all This is the story about the importance of family, faith, and the courage to do the right thing.
Here’s the official teaser:
The Last Motley
Motleys. Candy-colored creatures with dark powers to drain the souls of men. That’s what Roderick always thought. Until he met one. Now he’s not so sure. But with seemingly everyone in the province hunting the motley down, he must quickly decide which side he’s on.
Is the motley the living nightmare the legends say? Or just a child cursed by magic? Should Roderick save him from an awful fate, or turn him in? Either way, it seems like everyone wants to make sure that this will indeed be the last motley.
Be one of the first to read this unique and original fantasy novel, available now for the first time in digital format at the following online locations:
Treasures along the way
As you follow along on this virtual tour of Arinn, be sure to enter the giveaway to make your journey a little easier. Maybe you’ll be one of the ones to find treasure at journey’s end.
Here’s what we’re giving away:
A lovely leather journal, an autographed copy of The Last Motley, and a coloring book from the Chronicles of Narnia
You can use the journal to record your travels, the novel as your guide, and the coloring book to, well…for those rainy days when you’re stuck in the inn!
PLEASE NOTE: By entering the giveaway you agree to receive occasional email updates about DJ Edwardson’s releases, sales and book reviews. He will not share your email for any reason and you can unsubscribe at any time. Entries accepted until February 23rd.
Now if you’re feeling especially adventurous, there is a separate giveaway for the truly dedicated treasure hunters among you. All you have to do is collect ALL TWELVE location names on the tour (e.g. if this were for Middle-earth the answers might be Rivendell, The Shire, Mordor, Gondor, etc – basically we’re looking for the names of the places featured on each of the maps at every stop).
Once you’ve got them all, send them to:
THIS EMAIL ADDRESS
will be entered in a drawing to win this one-of-a-kind poster of the World of Arinn. Measuring 36″X24″ it is nearly movie poster size, printed on thick, glossy paper, and suitable for framing. In addition, the map will be signed by the author. This is a prize you won’t find anywhere else!
(actual photo) It’s even more impressive in person. It’s huge!
You will not be added to the email list for this drawing. Entries accepted until February 23rd as well.
Winners for both contests will be contacted within three days of the closing of the contests.
The journey continues
There are many stops along this virtual tour. Be sure to check them all out.
Thanks for joining us on this journey!