Monday, April 2, 2012

Review & Giveaway: Candlewax by C.Bailey Sims

Expected publication: April 3rd 2012 
Publisher:Terabyte Press
Source: Netgalley
Rating: 4 out 5

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. 
Review: Princess Katherine has decided to take her fate into her own hands after learning she has been betrothed to a man she has never met. In her effort to escape, Katherine comes face to face with the one man she is running to be free from, her future husband the Candlewax King. She learns that the desires of her heart may be the one thing she needs to survive it all, and sometimes destiny has a way of finding you. The characters in this book are very intriguing, and on a side note, I want a fairrier cat(that's a mouthful). Katherine may not be physically strong but her strength lies within her heart and that guides her to the the truth. The Candlewax King sounds super cute and I'm looking forward to seeing how the interactions with Katherine unfold in the next book in this series. Pokos, the fairrier cat is wise and ferocious, he ate an entire horse because it was too slow. And the trodliks are some kind of warped roaches that gave me the creepy crawlies. There are more interesting characters, especially villains in this work as well that I think anyone interested in fantasy will enjoy. I liked this book, though I felt the pace for me was slow sometimes, but it has action, and some romance. Overall good read. Candlewax is a book about destiny.
                                        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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