Thursday, January 24, 2013

Blog Tour: Watcher by Audra Middleton


Fantasy/Romance
Date Published: 1/7/2013

War threatens to destroy the world of Anthelion unless the holy
man, Goran, can  solve his prophecy riddle. For every clue he finds, another obstacle surfaces.  

An orphan girl, Watcher, becomes his responsibility. As if parenthood itself   isn't daunting enough, she keeps a bear for a pet and transforms into her forest   surroundings to avoid socialization. Hope momentarily emerges when Goran finds  
Benaiah, the Chosen Son of the prophecy. Only he soon discovers Benaiah is a  social pariah on the verge of embracing darkness.  

When Benaiah and Watcher unexpectedly meet, the two outsiders find in each other a sense of  
belonging they've never known. Now their emerging love promises to bring about the same war Goran is struggling to prevent.


My Rating:

My Review:
A phenomenal edition to the Fantasy Genre. With characters who are multi-dimensional and engaging. The relationship between Watcher and Benaiah grew so much from childhood over the course of this book, but seeing their interactions as children were just as great as their adult ones. This Fantasy novel puts Benaiah through some heartbreaking situations, but his perseverance makes him that much more amazing. 

But it's not just the main characters that will captivate you. Audra Middleton has done an amazing job with all of her characters and it adds to the story. 

With Action and Drama are amazing as the plot unfolds. This is the start to an amazing series and I can't wait to see what happens next.

I think that this is such an amazing addition to the Genre and loved every moment of it. A Must Read!

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Audra's love of writing began in the third grade, when she was chosen to go to a young
author’s conference based on a story, The Dragon Cookie, which she wrote about a giant
cookie that comes to life. She continued writing, and was sometimes asked to write
stories for friends as birthday gifts.

Audra went to college thinking she would go into journalism, but opted to go into
publishing instead, and even took an internship at Yale University Press. Audra married
right after college and was unable to find a publishing job where they were living in
Seattle. Audra took an office job. After helping put her husband through law school,
Audra went back to school and got her teaching degree. Audra enjoyed teaching, but
once her oldest was born, she chose to stay home. At the encouragement of friends Audra
started writing again, the result being her first novel, Watcher, releasing January 2013.

Audra and her husband with their three boys, now live in a small town in eastern
Washington. They have a black Lab named Benji who eats shoes, gophers and packages
left on her front porch (thanks Fed-Ex). When Audra is not chauffeuring and refereeing
her children, she writes, dabbles in on-line shopping and plays Texas Hold ‘Em with her
friends.


1 comment:

Audra Middleton said...

Thank you for the kind words. I am glad you enjoyed the book.

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