Welcome to the official tour schedule for the Escapist Book Co. book tour of Heliotrope by Palmer Pickering. Below, you’ll find all of the information about the book and author, links to purchase a copy of your own, as well as our list of hosts for the tour. We will be updating this page with links to each stop along the tour, so be sure to check back throughout the week!
Heliotrope by Palmer Pickering
Series: N/A, Standalone
Genre: Epic/Heroic Fantasy, Sword and Sorcery
Intended Age Group: Adult
Published: November 2022
Publisher: Mythology Press (Self Published)
Teleo is a retired soldier descended from Mages, who were cast out of power generations ago. After years of war and sorrow, he wants nothing more than to live a quiet life on his farm and work his stonemason’s craft.
His wife and daughter had been murdered during a war raid several years earlier and his young son stolen by the enemy side. He spent years unsuccessfully searching for his son and returned home broken-hearted. At the local castle, he comes upon a war orphan stolen by his side from the enemy and rescues him from abuse, adopting him as his foster son.
Teleo is working at the castle when he finds himself in the middle of a coup. This launches a journey to protect his new family, uncover the secrets of the ancient ways, and reclaim the magic of the Mages.
A cast of lovable characters:
Teleo – A gritty warrior who would do anything for you, unless you cross those he loves, then you will meet his blade.
Dinsmora – A reclusive herbalist who weaves shadows.
The fosterling – Orphan who forms a family and softens the toughest of hearts.
The animals – Characters in their own right who carry burdens and bring glory.
Magic was outlawed generations ago but lingers in the blood of the kingdoms. There were good reasons it was outlawed and reasons it must rise again.
A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing • Mushroom Wine You Make Me Feel So Fine• Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend
About the Author
Palmer has been writing fiction since she was eight. She received her BA in American Studies from Wesleyan University, with concentrations in Religion and Race Relations.
She currently works in Silicon Valley in the gaming industry and high tech. In addition, Palmer holds a certificate in Chinese Acupressure, is a certified solar panel installer, and studied Tibetan Buddhism with the 14th Dalai Lama.
She lives and writes in the magical redwood forest of the Santa Cruz Mountains, California.
Thank you to all of our hosts for participating in the tour! You can find their content linked below.
Escapist Book Co.
A Maze of Words
& Baskerville Book Reviews
Escapist Book Co. (@highhfantasy)
Fiction Fans Podcast Blog
& Under the Radar SFF Books