The remnants of the United Kingdom of Garth, once ruled by the legendary Dynasty of Evamores are in the throes of conflict.
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Author Guest Post
My Top 3 Favorite Part of Kingdomless (Spoiler Free)
I know that I wrote this book, but I often say that I am also a fan of Kingdomless. This book basically wrote itself and I was just along for the ride. With that in mind, here are my top 3 favorite parts of Kingdomless. (Note: it was almost impossible to choose just 3 parts.)
3. Training with her brothers
The book opens with Raelle living in the Western Kingdom with her adopted family. We learn very quickly that her three older brothers have taken their time to train and educate Raelle. It’s clear that they are protective of her and throughout the book we are gifted with flashbacks that give us even more insight to their adorable relationships.
2. Playing Games
Throughout Kingdomless the characters sometimes break out into games that readers will recognize. It was a fun way to keep us smiling in the midst of all the drama. Make sure you find me on social media to tell me which game was your favorite. The fun also continues in Forging Hope, the second book in the Evamore Series, which is being released on June 21, 2022.
1. The Fight to Calm Down
This one is harder to write about without given spoilers, but there is a moment in the book where Raelle is overwhelmed and she wants to burn off her anxious energy. She asks someone to fight her and when they decline she takes matters into her own hand and cloaks them across the face. It quickly became one of my favorite scenes ever.
About the Book
The Evamore Series Book One
by Michelle Garyfalakis
Published 28 January 2022
Genre: YA Fantasy Romance
Page Count: 424
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The remnants of the United Kingdom of Garth, once ruled by the legendary Dynasty of Evamores are in the throes of conflict. Ten years ago, King Wren of the West discovered Raelle washed up on the shores of the Balour Sea, with no memory of the first nine years of her life. She was brought back to the castle and dutifully cared for and cherished by the king and his three older sons. On her nineteenth birthday, the Western Kingdom’s adoptive princess is secretly sent away by her stepmother to marry King Veras as a token of peace between the kingdoms. But, the Northern King has other plans.
As Raelle’s amnesia melts away with the help of a northern storyteller, she discovers more about the Kingdom of Garth, magic, the lovetie connection of the Evamores, and her role in the grand scheme of things. She is confused, angry, and curiously comfortable in the North.
A dark shadow overcasts all of the kingdoms, and the threatening influence of the fallen god Kellar seems to spread among the people, inciting disorder and violence. While the fate of the kingdoms may rest on Raelle’s shoulders, she can’t help but feel kingdomless. Betrayal is everywhere, from her own adoptive family to her newfound friends. Fearless, observant, witty, and determined, she is town between her attraction to King Veras’ good nature and the unexplained pull to the Tracker Calak. The challenge that she faces is not simple. As the old gods, laws and magic awaken, so does her own sense of self. There is a choice to be made, step into the role expected of her, or dive into the unknown and make her own destiny.
This YA fantasy novel asks the readers important coming of age questions, captures the attention with witty dialogue, relatable characters, and a world that is reawakening its forgotten magic. The readers will be entranced and hungry for more (and perhaps a piece of chocolate cake).
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About the Author
MICHELLE GARYFALAKIS was born and raised throughout Ontario, Canada. She currently lives just outside of Hamilton, Ontario with her husband, four kids and Snowy (their friendly Samoyed-Border Collie). When she isn’t obsessively typing out new stories on her computer, you can find her drinking coffee with a friend, snacking on some guacamole or binge watching Outlander (again). Michelle loves finding creative ways to communicate with people, and her passion for storytelling is the newest addition to that list.
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Comments on “Author Guest Post with Michelle Garyfalakis, Kingdomless”
Great excerpt, Kingdomless sounds like an excellent read for me and I like the cover! Thanks for sharing it with me and have a fabulous day!
Thank you for sharing your guest post and book details, Kingdomless sounds like an awesome read for my teen-aged granddaughters and I
I would love to read this.
Thank you for the spotlight! I hope you all enjoy Kingdomless. Happy Reading 🙂 – MG