Hello and thank you for your interest in being a part of the virtual book tour for Sarah K. Balstrup’s Dark Fantasy novel, The Way of Unity! We’re so excited to hold a 7-day virtual tour, consisting of 7-15 stops, and would love for you to be a part of it.
For this tour, we’re looking for 7+ bloggers, bookstagrammers, TikTokers, or YouTubers to show some love for The Way of Unity through reviews, guest features, spotlights, interviews with the author, or any other creative posts. The tour will run from February 27th – March 5th and hosts will be given complimentary eBooks, with limited physical copies available to hosts who request them. This tour is open internationally.
Please note that filling out the following form will not guarantee you a place on the tour schedule, as the spots are limited. However, we want you to know how much we appreciate your interest and hope you’ll consider joining us as we roll out the “read” carpet and celebrate amazing SFF.
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The Way of Unity by Sarah K. Balstrup
Published: February 6, 2023
Series: Velspar – Elegies
Genre: Dark Fantasy
Intended Age Group: Adult
Publisher: Burning Mirror Press
The Seven Lands of Velspar put their faith in the Intercessors, a psychic priesthood responsible for the purification of the spirit. Where passion flares, they soothe its intent. Those who cannot be soothed, are cast out, their spirits destroyed by fire.
The Intercessors are mystics of the highest order, but Velspar’s ruling Skalens believe their power has grown too great.
Surviving the Intercessor’s murder plot against her family, Sybilla Ladain rises to power. The Skalens come together under the banner of her grief, bringing the practice of Intercession to its brutal, bloody end.
Yet victory brings Sybilla no peace. In time, she will have to face the people of Velspar, forced to live in a psychically alienated world, and a band of rebels led by an escaped Intercessor set on her annihilation.
Christopher Buehlman’s Between Two Fires • Kerstin Hall’s Star Eater • Samantha Shannon’s The Priory of the Orange Tree
Shown on Page (things clearly told to the reader):
- Suicidal ideation
- References to blood
- Childbirth (not gory or dramatic)
Alluded to (things only mentioned in passing or hinted at):
- Passing mention of miscarriage with focus on grief
- Descriptions suggestive of drug addiction
- Implied sexual abuse of a young man (ambiguous)
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