Saturday, October 15, 2011

Virtual Book Tour: The Hidden Sun by J. Lloyd Morgan

Title:  The Hidden Sun
Author:   J. Lloyd Morgan
Genre:  Fantasy
Pages:  354
Published:  August 2011
Publisher:  Walnut Springs Press
Source:  via Author for book tour & honest review


A Faraway kingdom.
A beautiful princess.
A courageous hero.
A ruthless villain.
An impossible choice.

Eliana and Rinan are in love. However, she is destined to become queen of Bariwon, obligated to marry the victor of a competition called the Shoginoc, while Rinan, her royal guardian, is forbidden to marry. Normally they could renounce their titles to be together, but these are not normal times. Abrecan, the malevolent governor of Erd, is determined to win the Shoginoc, thereby placing his easily manipulated son Daimh on Bariwon's throne. Can Eliana and Rinan find a way to be together without jeopardizing the peace they are so desperately trying to protect?

Have you ever had one of those books that you picked up and couldn't put down?  Where you were so engrossed in the book that you stayed up all night to read the book in just one sitting?  For me, this was that book.  It was such an incredible story, that I stayed up until 3am so I could find out what happened!

Eliana, the daughter of the current leader of Bariwon is coming of age where she must marry and must produce and heir.  Unfortunately for Eliana, she's fallen in love with her royal guardian Rinan.  Breaking every law, these two try and find a way to be together.  Sadly, nothing ever goes the way they planned.

J. Lloyd Morgan has written such amazing characters!!  They draw you into the story and keep you wanting more.  This story has so many ups, and downs, and twists, and turns that it keeps you on your toes right up until the very last page.  I don't want to give away any details on the story, there are so many small events that are tied that could spoil the whole story for someone.

I can't wait for the next book by this author:  The Waxing Moon.  This author has definitely been added to my auto buy list and will have a permanent home on my book shelf!  I highly recommend this book, and think that almost anyone who enjoys romance, fantasy and a bit of mystery will love this book.

About the Author:

J. Lloyd Morgan is an award-winning television director.
He graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in communications and a minor in English. Morgan has lived all over the United States, but now resides in North Carolina with his wife and four daughters.

Aside from writing, Morgan is an avid reader. He’s also a huge fan of baseball and enjoys listening to progressive rock.  One of his goals is to visit Littledean Hill in England, where his Morgan ancestors are from.

The Hidden Sun is Morgan’s first published novel. For a glimpse at the upcoming sequel, The Waxing Moon, please visit Once there, be sure to read the “secrets” behind The Hidden Sun. The third book in the Bariwon series is still rattling around Morgan’s brain, waiting to escape.

To purchase your copy of The Hidden Sun:  Amazon - Book Depository - Barnes & Noble

Coming next from J. Lloyd Morgan:

It’s not easy for Snapdragon to be the Queen’s youngest brother. In addition, his other sibling, Oakleaf, has become something of a legend for his heroic deeds. How could anyone compete with a brother and sister like them? Yet, that is what Snapdragon sets out to do. He spends his teen years practicing everyday to become a Royal Guardian. His efforts are rewarded, but even posting the first perfect score in the history of the Shoginoc isn’t enough. He must do something more. 

One of his first responsibilities is to accompany an entourage sent to investigate the mysterious disappearance of the people of Procep, a small village next to the northern mountains. Snapdragon sees this as an opportunity to prove himself, until he finds out his job is to basically babysit the nursemaids, servants and crafters sent along. He does his job begrudgingly, thinking there is no way to earn honor in such a lowly task. 

However, what happens once the group arrives at their destination forces Snapdragon to make some extremely difficult choices to not only save his life and those he is assigned to protect, but potentially all of the people in the kingdom of Bariwon.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for taking the time to read and review "The Hidden Sun". I'm so pleased you enjoyed it.

    Best wishes!


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