Hiya guys! We have debut author L. Rockwood stopping by today with his upcoming debut high fantasy release Defiant Revival, we have a fantastic guest post from L. and a great excerpt. Before you go running off to enjoy the post let me just say that this book is now the first on my to-read list, Why? I hear you ask, well it’s quite simple, when Dreamspinner let us know it was ready for review they sent a tantalising warning with it… and I’m now desperate to crack it open LOL so I’m gonna share the warning that Dreamspinner shared with me: “Readers please be aware this is not a traditional romance. . . . this title is a high-concept dark fantasy, with Tarantino and manga-style graphic violence, action, abuse, etc.” its just soooo tempting isn’t it! <3 ~Pixie~
To free the kingdom from the depravity of Cardinal Aldrious, Prince Micah Helvendeere must take his rightful place as ruler.
Unfortunately, the prince has been dead for a year.
Billiam Grimhart, former page to the prince, knows Micah’s assumption of the throne is the last chance to purge Casperland of the cardinal’s corruption. And for that to happen, the prince must be revived. Only one person stands a chance of achieving the nearly impossible: exiled enchantress Shemmy DuBois, a raunchy bog witch with an affinity for corpses and a heart of gold. Billiam sets out to coax Shemmy to their cause, despite what wading through piles of bodies will do to his favorite shoes.
If he can accomplish it, Billiam might finally get to consummate his love for the prince—something Shemmy is keen to witness. But first, they’ll need to steal Micah’s body, brave a land inhabited by vicious faeries, and accept the help of accomplices as vile and perverse as their enemies. They might be far from typical heroes, but sometimes those are the only people who can get the job done.
If you like dark and edgy high-concept fantasy that’s not for those with delicate sensibilities, join Billiam, Shemmy, and their Faelock allies as they stage their revolution.