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Friday, April 22, 2022

Book Tour Lands of Jade Crimson Winter, Vol. 2 by Justine Alley Dowsett

Darkness falls…so I can… see the light of day again 

Mirror World Publishing and Sapphyria's Book Promotions present the 1-week book for Lands of Jade: Crimson Winter, Vol. 2 by Justine Alley Dowsett.

About Lands of Jade:

Darkness falls...

For the first time in eight hundred years, the sun sets on the desert world of Crimson Winter, throwing the planet into unexpected darkness and further chaos. And with the setting of the sun comes the unexpected rise of hordes of undead creatures from the endless Sand Lakes. I can...

Yukari Namikoya, Japanese high school student turned Chosen of Sapphiros, must rise to the occasion and use the powers she has been given to try and protect those she's come to love against overwhelming odds.

...see the light of day again.

But when each night lasts a little longer, Yukari soon realizes that their days might be numbered and a sinister force beyond even the menace of the Vile Emperor might be behind the terrors that are besieging the planet during such a desperate time. The worst part is that Yukari doesn't know if her powers, or even the combined forces of her allies will be enough to protect the Kingdom of Taiyou, let alone the whole world.

Genres:  Young Adult, SciFi, Fantasy, Adventure 

Page Count: Approximately 434

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Read an Excerpt:

“Narlhep, please, talk to me,” I pleaded with him, wanting my friend back. “Tell me what happened in there.” 

He gave no response, but stood tightly gripping his bloody sword a moment in his gauntleted hand before walking past me. I couldn’t let him just walk away. I tried a different tactic, though it would cost me to do it. “Your Majesty?”

He stopped with his back to me and he didn’t turn his head. “Don’t call me that,” he said. “I’m not the King of Taiyou.”

“If you’re not the King of Taiyou, then who is?” 

Narlhep took a deep breath, audible through his helmet. “The Chosen of Jedeite. I’m to act as Regent until he returns to Taiyou, then my time is finished.” 

I thought this through as quickly as I was able, though I was certain there was something I was misunderstanding about this. Narlhep was acting very unlike himself; he had always said he wasn’t certain if he even wanted to be king, or if he was suited for it. 

I shook my head to clear it. “Well, you’d better get used to people addressing you as King anyway. The people think you are the King, thanks to Kaji, and I don’t think you should disappoint them just yet. Taiyou needs to be strong, especially now. We have a civil war on our hands and the possible threat of this woman who seems to have walked right through Taiyou’s defenses to attack our people here in the centre of the country.” 

“It’s worse,” Narlhep said, barely above a whisper. “The defenses are down, or as good as, anyway. I’m not the King and I’m not Viron. I can’t feel the Leyins like I should and without Kosetsu–” he choked on the name of Viron’s daughter, whom Narlhep had loved and Viron had killed, “I can’t fire the weapon. Taiyou has never been this vulnerable – we need the Chosen of Jedeite.” 

“What Taiyou needs is a strong king and for now that person is you.” I didn’t spare his feelings, his country needed him to snap out of this state of self-pity and step up to the responsibility of his role. “We can’t know how long it will take for the Chosen of Jedeite to be found, or for that person to come to Taiyou. In the meantime, for all intents and purposes, you are the King of Taiyou. Your enemies will not hesitate to take advantage of your weaknesses if you let on they exist.”

His shoulders slumped, the erect posture he had been holding since he had come out of the temple relaxing at last. I took a step forward with the intent of placing a hand on his shoulder and trying to say something comforting to make up for the harsh words I had used to make him see reason, but he snapped to attention as soon as he heard my foot drag across the ground, and it was like his moment of vulnerability had never shown. It was what I had asked for, but it was difficult to watch regardless. 

Meet the Author:

Justine Alley Dowsett is the author of ten novels and counting, and one of the founders of Mirror World Publishing. Her books, which she often co-writes with her sister, MurandyDamodred, range from young adult science fiction to dark fantasy/romance. She earned a BA in Drama from the University of Windsor, honed her skills as an entrepreneur by tackling video game production, and now she dedicates her time to writing, publishing, and role-playing with her friends.

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