The Jade Talisman by Alanna Mackenzie - Science Fiction/ Fantasy - A talisman. A song. A gift that bends time, and alters the course of destiny itself.
This is my post during the blog tour for The Jade Talisman by Alanna Mackenzie. In The Jade Talisman a band of rebels explores a wild, desolate island beyond the borders of an Empire controlled by artificial intelligence, in the hopes of finding animal spirits to join the battle against their oppressive rulers.
This blog tour is organized by Lola's Blog Tours and the tour runs from 12 till 18 July. You can see the tour schedule here.
Genre: Science Fiction/ Fantasy
Age category Young Adult
Release Date: 30 March, 2021
A talisman. A song. A gift that bends time, and alters the course of destiny itself.
It is the year 2762 in the Empire of Khalendar, and AI Masters rule the civilized world, striving to crush all dissent. But they have not yet managed to quell the Jade Rebellion or its leader, Walter Saltanetska. The rebels have sailed beyond the Empire’s borders to the infamous isle of Vei’arash. Their mission is to find animal spirits exiled long ago by the AI Masters, and return them to the mainland. With any luck, the spirits will strengthen the fading magical powers of their allies, the Western Mages, and join the battle against their oppressive rulers.
As the rebels plunge deeper into the jungle, physical laws are upended. The plants and animals of the rainforest are inextricably linked to divine beings. An ancient shaman-god entrusts Walter with the Jade Talisman, an enchanted gemstone that warps the basic rules of time and space.
The Talisman allows Walter to gaze into a mesmerizing labyrinth of future possibilities. But the visions it offers up are troublingly dark, giving Walter insight into the potential fates of himself and his loved ones. This gift proves to be a crushing burden, and Walter desperately longs for an ordinary life. But there is no going back…
The gripping sequel to The Jade Rebellion, The Jade Talisman explores whether nature and spirituality are capable of persevering in a world dominated by the cold logic of artificial intelligence.
Top ten list of the Authors’ top ten favorite fictional characters
10) Danaerys Targarean (Game of Thrones)
9) Harold Winslow (The Dream of Perpetual Motion)
8) Yevgeny Bazarov (Fathers and Sons)
7) Martin the Warrior (Redwall)
6) Elizabeth Bennett (Pride and Prejudice)
5) Geralt of Rivia (The Witcher)
4) Anna Karenina (Anna Karenina)
3) Ciri (The Witcher)
2) Circe (Circe)
1) Sansa Stark (Game of Thrones)
“A reckoning. A rebellion. The worlds of artificial intelligence and ancient magic collide.”
The Jade Rebellion by Alanna Mackenzie is the first book in The Jade Chronicles series. It’s currently discounted. You can get the paperback for only $7.99 and the ebook for only $2.99!
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About the Author:
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There is a tour wide giveaway for the blog tour of The Jade Talisman. Prizes are US and Canada only. These are the prizes you can win:
- 3 winners win paperback copies of both The Jade Rebellion (book 1) and The Jade Talisman (book 2)
- 2 winners win a paperback copies of the Jade Rebellion (book 1)
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