I am honoured to be part of the Goddess Fish Blog Tour for Deborah A. Bailey’s fantasy novel Worlds of Fire: Metamorphosis , which I read and am now reviewing.
(Please note: I received a free copy in exchange for my honest review.)
For me, fantasy is about the imagination, about the creation of wonderful new worlds. Deborah A. Bailey has created a fascinating world, with the Aurum, the floating world, portals, shifters and all the characters. The two main characters, Asira, from a powerful Alchemist family and Jaydon, a Gargoyle shifter, magister and her mentor, quickly pull us into the story.
Treachery by members of the Aurum affect Asira and she must face challenges, not only from others, but also from herself and what she truly wants.
Secrets have plagued the floating city and it is interesting to see how Asira and Jaydonface these challenges and are drawn to each other.
I highly recommend this fantasy by Deborah A. Bailey – a novel with a touch of romance, intrigue and a big dose of imaginative world-building.
On the Floating World when two Alchemists fall in love it can be…complicated.
Asira is a member of a high-ranking family of Alchemists who exert control over the libraries that store magical texts. Jaydon, an unconventional but powerful teacher of transmutation at the university, is from a gargoyle shifter group known as the Gigun.
Asira finds Jaydon frustrating and too fascinating for her own good. But she desperately needs his help when she becomes the target of a classmate’s dangerous use of forbidden magic. With Jaydon’s assistance, the two of them uncover a conspiracy that threatens the well-ordered world of the Alchemists.
Struggling with his growing attraction to her, Jaydon is called on to use his knowledge of the magical Books of Fire to determine Asira’s fate. And depending on what secrets the books reveal, he may be forced to make a life-altering decision that will either bind them together… or permanently force them apart.
Jaydon picked up his stylus and shoved it behind his ear. Continuing to study her, his brows furrowed as though he was having an internal conversation. Thinking things over with himself and not sharing his conclusions with her.
Sure, she was used to intense stares from the magisters. They used them as an intimidation tactic. It was part of their mystery to be imperious and detached, to only associate with others on their level or from a specific Order. You were either in the Court hierarchy or you weren’t. Even the most advanced students didn’t have that kind of clout, no matter what Aurum family they belonged to.
“Are you sure you don’t want to see my papers on the topic?” Sitting there while he watched her was unnerving. Not that he was bad to look at, because he wasn’t. His features were finely sculpted, and his wavy shoulder-length black hair framed his face so that his almond-shaped eyes and full lips were accentuated.
He shook his head in response to her question, his gaze still fixed on her.
A noise outside caught her attention. There was chirping coming from the open sliding glass door that led to the balcony. Another perk of magister mentors. Private offices and balconies overlooking the spice gardens.
A small yellow bird flew in and perched on a shelf above one of the desks. It chirped and then turned its head to study her. Another chirp, then a turn of the head to the left and to the right.
“What do you think?” he asked.
“No, I was asking her.”
“You were what?” She looked at him, then at the bird again, then at him. “Does she talk?”
“What does she say?” She would go along with it for now. She’d be done and then hopefully get picked by a mentor who was more serious and less messy.
Author Bio and Links
Deborah A Bailey’s Romantic Fantasy, Science Fiction and Paranormal Romance novels include suspense, a bit of mystery and a lot of romantic heat.
Her short stories have won awards from the Philadelphia Writers’ Conference and have been published in US1 Magazine and the Sun and are included in, Electric Dreams: Seven Futuristic Tales.
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Note: This book will be on sale for $1.99 during the tour.
Amazon Author Page: https://amazon.com/author/deborahannbailey
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Deborah A. Bailey will be awarding a $40 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.
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March 30: Carey PW LGBTQIA Author – review
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Oooo, I like the sound of this one, Bev. I don’t read a lot of fantasy, but this intrigues me. I love the excerpt.
Thanks Carla. It is on sale I noticed for 1.99 right now.
Off to check it out, thanks.
Thank you for hosting!
Beverley, thanks for featuring my book & for your review! So happy you enjoyed the book. For anyone who likes print and/ or audiobooks, the book is available in those versions too.
Thanks Deb. I’ll be looking for more of your books.
This sounds like a great read.
It was. Thanks for stopping by
Thank you for sharing your review of Worlds of Fire: Metamorphosis, this sounds like a story that I will enjoy reading
Thanks Beatrice. I did enjoy it. Hope you do as well
Sounds like a good book.
It was. Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to enter the contest.