Thursday, March 30, 2017

Shadows of the Hersweald Blog Tour

Greeting Traveler! and welcome to the launch of Shadows of the Hersweald, the third novella in the Legends of Light series! Oh what is that?... You don't know what Shadows of the Hersweald is? well my friend and fellow Traveler let me introduce you to this fine Christian fantasy/fairy tale retelling.

They would have to come that afternoon. Haydn glared at the rutted road twisted away from the gate beneath him, slithering into the shadows of the Harsweald. And what was the flaming idea behind leaving him in charge? Tregaron in the hands of a criminal… that would put them all in the good graces of the province governor, no questions asked.

A battered soldier from a defeated army, Haydn knows there is only one end to the arrival of the Prince’s governor. Except he hasn’t counted on the Prince himself. Or the pardon which his recent foe has declared to acquit all those who fought against him.

A pardon Haydn detests.

A pardon that refuses to punish the rebels now threatening his own village. And his sister.

Guilt-ridden from his own actions during the war, Haydn knows there are others who have no conscience at all. Others who are using the freedom of the pardon to forward their own desperate schemes.

With enemies closing in on all sides, a pardon that refuses punishment, and nightmares of murder and fire haunting his every thought, will Haydn recognize the truth or will his fear condemn everything he loves to destruction?

Although the history of Aslaria and the conflict between the Prince and the rebel, Tauscher, flow chronologically through the series, each novella in the Legends of Light series is a stand-alone story. Each novella focuses on one of the nine aspects of the Fruit of the Spirit while twisting fairy tales in a clean, exciting, and inspiring manner.

If that interest you at all then you’ll want to check out this Hansel and Gretel novella retelling! Here is the Book Trailer if your interested in checking it out. Buy now on Kindle, iTunes, and Smashwords

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So recently I was able to pick the author of this book's brain just a little (don't worry I left all the important parts of the brain alone). But before we get into the Interview allow me to introduce this fine Author

Hope Ann is a Christian authoress who lives on a small farm in northern Indiana. She was homeschooled and now helps teach several of her eight younger siblings.

She has been writing for over five years and has so many story ideas that she doubts she will ever stop. Her favorite genre to write is high fantasy with a touch of the allegorical. A close second is futuristic suspense. Her goal is to not only entertain with her stories but to provide inspirational fiction for young adults.

Predictably, she loves reading fantasy, fairy tales, mythology, and futuristic suspense. Her favorite authors include J. R. R. Tolkien, Charles Dickens, Frank Peretti, Mark Twain, and Serena Chase.

Her hobbies include photography, movie making, knitting, tree climbing, writing e-mails to friends, listening to Celtic music, and collecting shiny trinkets for story inspiration.

You can visit Hope’s blog at, or follow her on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, or Twitter.

So now that the formality are out of the way, let us continue the interview.  

First and foremost welcome to the blog, Thank you for taking some time to stop by today and answer some question. So first off what inspired Shadow of the Hersweald? and why make it a Hansel and Gretel retelling?

Thanks Marrok. well I’m going through the nine aspects of the Fruit of the Spirit in order, so I knew the theme of this novella would be peace. Since the war ended in Song of the Sword, I wanted to deal with its after-effects in my third novella. I tossed out the original fairy tale I’d planned (I can’t even remember what it was supposed to be) and was debating between rewriting Hansel and Gretel or The Twelve Dancing Princesses. I really wanted to do the Dancing Princesses, but for the setting I’d planned, with rogue rebels and such, I knew Hansel and Gretel would fit the theme and time much better. It isn’t one of my favorite fairy tales, but I figured that was all for the best. I could change it so I did like it. ;)

How cool, yeah I'm not a big fan of Hansel and Gretel either. So next question, who is your favorite character and why?

*sighs* The forbidden question… I guess *lowers voice* it would be Haydn. Shhh, don’t tell any of the others. He’s the first really tortured character I’ve written and I must say it was quite fun to work with him.

Oh I didn't know that was the forbidden question, you'll have to forgive my blogger/writer noob-ness. Okay so if you could live in any place at any time, where would it by and why?

I’m quite happy where I am, thank you very much. Living in past, without computers, copy and paste, and internet? *shudders* although… living fifty years in the future might be fun. Or not. How about a castle in Scotland, Ireland, or Norway, complete with great wifi and lots of books?

Yeah that sounds fun! I would totally go for a castle in Scotland or Norway, or even China or Japan. Well thank you for taking some time to stop by today.
Well that concludes this post. Make sure to check out all the links and if this book sounds like something you would like make sure to stop by  Kindle, iTunes, and Smashwords to pick up our copy today! (a little side information for you, I read it and it was a blast, I totally didn't know what to expect from a Hansel and Gretel retelling but it was a pleasant surprise!) Also if you are still on the fence make sure to check out the links below for even more Hersweald fun from these different bloggers. And like always. Stay True to the King!

Shadows of the Hersweald Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, March 27

Brie Donning – Review, sneak peak

Erudessa Aranduriel – Interview, quotes

Tuesday, March 28

Catherine Regitz – Book review

Raechel – Quotes

S. F. – Review, interview, quotes

Wednesday, March 29

Audrey Caylin – sneak peek

Ivy Rose – Quotes

Thursday, March 30

Marrok Macintyre – Interview

Rebekah – sneak peek

Friday, March 31

Elle – Review, interview

Hannah Whatley – Review, interview, quotes

Saturday, April 1

Sarah – Review, interview, sneak peek

Wysteria Campion – Review, interview, quotes

Rebeca Morgan – Interview, quotes


  1. Sounds like an interesting book for sure. I've never read a Hansel and Gretel retelling. Hopefully eventually I'll get to it. The saying "So many books, so little time" is too true for me. XP
    Good interview!

    1. It sure was! I've never read a Hansel and Gretel retelling until I read Shadows of the Hersweald and it was a very enjoyable read! Thanks!

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  3. Thank you so much for being a part of my blog tour! :)

  4. I thought I saw your name on the blog tour schedule xD Those were some awesome interview questions, even if one was "forbidden" ;-)

    audrey caylin

    1. Oh Hey! I also saw your name (still need to go check it out) Thanks! yeah totally didn't know it was the "forbidden" question, I'm still a noob at all this writer stuff :D


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