Thursday, 29 March 2012

Review & Giveaway: Candlewax by C. Bailey Sims

Title: Candlewax
Author: C. Bailey Sims
About The Book: 384 pages
Expected publication: April 3rd 2012
Published by: Terabyte Press

A medieval masterpiece of adventure, romance and horror, younger readers of Paolini and Cashore will gobble up this award-winning debut.

About The Book

An Ancient Prophecy. A Powerful Relic. An Insatiable Evil. When all three converge, the fate of every living thing will be in peril. All her life Catherine had hoped to see a fairrier cat. No book, no scroll provided to her by her tutors had ever mentioned this legend, much to her frustration, and now-at the worse possible time-she was getting her wish. Only, in her wish the cat wasn't about to kill her. A 732-year-old fairrier cat the size of a horse has killed his fair share of hunters. Driven to the brink of extinction for the supernatural powers of his coat, is he indeed the last of his kind? Sheltered, 16-year-old Catherine is about to find out. Unwitting heir to the Ancient Onyxes, she flees an arranged marriage only to stumble upon the cat's secrets, the force of the ancient relic she wears, and the dangerous mission they must undertake. Hidden under a desert that was once a fertile land, millions of predators are waiting to feast again. Catherine must discover the secret of the Ancient Onyxes and stop the creatures known as trodliks before they consume everything in their path. A whispered prophecy becomes her only guide and a rejected suitor just might be the one warrior she desperately needs.

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*** I received this book from the author for review purposes. ***

This is one of those books, I would like to buy and keep it at home..such an engaging and enthralling plot!

Princess Catherine of Crystallia runs out of her kingdom, to escape from a forced arranged marriage to the King of Candlewax.  She meets Pokos, the last fairrier cat (a huge cat, which can talk) in their land, whom she learns is in search of her.  Catherine and the fairrier cat starts on a dangerous adventure to fulfill the prophecy that will save their lands from Trodliks (flesh eating monsters, which were considered to be a myth).  Soon, they were joined by Bessie, who helps Catherine escape Crystallia, Cyril, the King of Candlewax and his counselor.  The five of them take on an interesting (to us!) adventure to other lands to bring other fairrier cats.

This book was one of the highly satisfactory books, where you can get fantasy, adventure, romance, courage and humor in equal parts.  The characters are so well-developed and so, no complaints in those areas.  Also, being the first book in the series, the author clearly knows how important world-building is.  She has done a great justice to the job.  The romance between Catherine and Cyril was awesome, that you crave for more.  The loyalty and courage of the Candlewax soldiers were so adorable.  Great read!

This is the first book in the series and I will definitely be going out for more.  Highly recommended for fantasy lovers!

About The Author
Photo Credit to Shannon Hicks
C. Bailey Sims was born in CA. and as a teenager moved to the Colorado Rockies where she attended a very small high school, learned how to ski race, ride a horse, mountain climb, and target shoot at tin cans.  She now lives with her family in the much tamer but equally beautiful hills of Connecticut in a very creative household of artists and musicians.  This book is a book that I had to write because Spelopokos wouldn't leave me alone. 

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the great giveaway. I can't get onto the fallen angel blogspot. It keeps saying it is no longer there. Tried to follow:)
    laura thomas


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