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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Cover and Blurb Reveal: The Broken Road (The Frayed Empire #1) by Teresa Frohock

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I would like to thank Teresa for giving us a chance to host this reveal of her upcoming dark fantasy-horror novella The Broken Road. Checkout the striking cover which is courtesy of Kelly Crimi. This is book one of The Frayed Empire series and here’s what the The Broken Road is all about:

 The world of Lehbet is under siege. The threads that divide Lehbet from the mirror world of Heled are fraying, opening the way for an invasion by an alien enemy that feeds on human flesh. 

 Travys, the youngest of the queen’s twin sons, was born mute. He is a prince of the Chanteuse, nobles who channel their magic through their voices. Their purpose is to monitor the threads and close the paths between the worlds, but the Chanteuse have given themselves over to decadence. They disregard their responsibilities to the people they protect—all but Travys, who fears he’ll fail to wake the Chanteuse to Heled’s threat in time to prevent the destruction of Lehbet

 Within the palace, intrigue creates illusions of love where there is none, and when Travys’ own brother turns against him, he is forced to flee all that he has known and enter the mirror world of Heled where the enemy has already won. In Heled, he must find his true voice and close the threads, or lose everyone that he loves. 

Also if any of you haven’t read Teresa’s previous works then why haven’t you done so yet? As a reader, I love her combination of dark, fantastical settings combined with terrific prose & flawed but strong characters. This is what, some folks who have read this gorgeous story, have to say about it:

This is the kind of rich, fevered, and nuanced worldbuilding that is fast becoming Frohock’s signature style. Amazing characters, deception and danger around every corner, and with real stakes and high costs for victory, I couldn’t put it down until it was over, and when it was, my only thought was, “Please, sir, I want some more!”M. L. Brennan, author of Generation V and Iron Night.

A silent hero in a world where magic comes through voices has to find his own way to save his people in Teresa Frohock's gripping new fantasy. – Alex Bledsoe, author of The Hum and the Shiver

The Broken Road is a page-turner (and a roaring good read) set in a richly textured world where magic is both beautiful and nightmarish, and where power is contested from first breath to last. Frohock's imagination always draws me in, but it's her seamless writing and satisfyingly complicated characters that keep me reading to the last word. – Sabrina Vourvoulias, author of Ink

The Broken Road is an alt-world tale of betrayal and redemption and the burden of love. Sharp of wit and fantastically imagined, Teresa Frohock weaves beauty in silence. – Tim Marquitz, author of the Demon Squad series

As for me, I’ll be dipping into this new title from one of my favorite authors straight away and be on the lookout for the review next week.

NOTE: TBE cover courtesy of the author. Author picture courtesy of Jennifer Neri.


Paul Weimer said...

It's a gorgeous, dark story and I liked it a lot. :)

The Reader said...

I'm currently reading it Paul & I couldn't agree with you more :)


Maja (The Nocturnal Library) said...

Those are some recommendations! And I love the cover, it's brilliantly done.

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