Thursday, August 29, 2013

Blog Tour: The Wysard by Deborah J. Lightfoot

Young Adult/New Adult Literary Fantasy
Book #2 in the Waterspell Series

WATERSPELL Book 1: The Warlock
Drawn into the schemes of an angry wizard, Carin glimpses the place she once called home. It lies upon a shore that seems unreachable. To learn where she belongs and how to get there, the teenage traveler must decipher the words of an alien book, follow the clues in a bewitched poem, conjure a dragon from a pool of magic—and tread carefully around a seductive but volatile, emotionally scarred sorcerer who can’t seem to decide whether to love her or kill her. "Carin and Verek’s well-crafted relationship balances in a tense power struggle … intriguing premise and original characters … Fine fantasy." —KIRKUS

WATERSPELL Book 2: The Wysard
After blundering into the last stronghold of magic, Carin discovers that she is right to fear the wizard Verek. He is using her to seal the ruptures in the void, and she may be nothing more to him than an expendable weapon. What will he do with her—or to her—when his world is again secure? Or has he erred in believing that the last bridge has been broken? The quest may not, in fact, be over … and Lord Verek may find himself not quite as willing to dispose of his fiery water-sylph, Carin, as he once believed himself to be.

My Review

As much as I enjoyed The Warlock I have to admit, this one surpassed it. Not by just a little bit, by a whole lot. I don't know how to explain the differences in the two. The only thing I can think of is that since we weren't having to have too much backstory and descriptions that this one maybe flowed more smoothly? 

This is not to say that the descriptions and imagery were not there, because they totally were. Deborah J. Lightfoot just really has this way of bringing the reader into her world. 

The characters are so believable and lovable. The growth shown in Carin for instance is unbelievable and lovely to see unfold. 

I think that the ending to this one was very well done. The story really surprised me and the author one upped herself.

Castles in the cornfield provided the setting for Deborah J. Lightfoot’s earliest flights of fancy. On her father’s farm in Texas, she grew up reading tales of adventure and reenacting them behind ramparts of sun-drenched grain. She left the farm to earn a degree in journalism and write award-winning books of history and biography. High on her Bucket List was the desire to try her hand at the genre she most admired. The result is WATERSPELL, a multi-layered fantasy trilogy about a girl and the wizard who suspects her of being so dangerous to his world, he believes he'll have to kill her ... which troubles him, since he's fallen in love with her. Waterspell Book 1: The Warlock; Book 2: The Wysard; and Book 3: The Wisewoman


1 comment:

Deborah J. Lightfoot said...

Thank you, Cami! I appreciate you hosting a stop on my book tour, and I'm really pleased that you're enjoying the Waterspell series. Many questions are answered in Book 3: The Wisewoman, so I hope you do continue on.

Have a great Labor Day holiday!


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