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Monday, 2 January 2017

Book Blast & Giveaway - Prism by Matthew D. Ryan



Prism
Author: Matthew D. Ryan
Genre: Fantasy

Book Description:
In the mystical realm of the Cavern, Akarra is Shardshaper to the quartzian people who inhabit it. Fashioned from quartz and filled with enchanted light, the quartzians are a strong and hearty people. Akarra is no exception. But when destiny intervenes, she must choose between the he-quartz she loves and the life path she lives for. Which shall she choose?

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EXCERPT

Akarra knelt expectantly on the floor near the back corner of Yridia’s Cave.

“Pattern matching is most important, dear,” Yridia said.

“I know, Mistress Shardshaper,” Akarra replied, head bowed in deference. “You’ve told me so—many times—but I just don’t see the use of geometry.” She was tired; it had been a long training session and she still wasn’t through.

The small but cozy cave—one in which she had spent many long hours engaged in study—had been hollowed out in the shape of a twelve-sided figure of exquisite design—a dodecahedron, it was called. It at once conveyed a sense of space, mystery, and power. Much like the element it represented: the ether. Each of the twelve faces of the shape formed a perfect pentagon—a five sided figure of further significance and meaning. The pentagon-shaped floor, of course, was made of clouded white quartz; the ceiling, clear. The pentagons on the walls alternated between white and clear. There were no cracks or fissures or blemishes; all the angles and divisions were neat, clean, and precise, thus regulating the temperature of the room perfectly. As Akarra perused the features of the cave, she felt contentment and peace, and her antennae glowed a pale greenish yellow in response. This was like a second home for her. She was the apprentice Shardshaper. One of the most respected members of the tribe.

Akarra watched Yridia move to the center of the pentagon floor and squat down in front of her. Yridai’s yenshi robe billowed out and she produced a crystal of transparent blue quartz in the shape of a perfect tetrahedron. Her Heartshard. A piece of the Heart Crystal itself, the source of the Shardshaper’s power.

Akarra could feel the Shard’s presence.


About the Author
Matthew D. Ryan lives in northeastern New York on the shores of Lake Champlain. He has been deeply involved in the fantasy genre for most of his life as a reader, writer, and game designer. His writing has been featured at Aphelion.com and YesteryearFiction.com. He is the operator of the web-site matthewdryan.com which features his blog, “A Toast to Dragons,” (http://matthewdryan.com/a-toast-to-dragons-the-blog/) a blog dedicated to fantasy literature, and, to a lesser extent, sci-fi. He is the author of the dark fantasy novels “Drasmyr,” “The Children of Lubrochius,” and “The Sceptre of Morgulan,” as well as a growing number of fantasy short stories including: “Haladryn and the Minotaur,” “The River’s Eye,” and “Escape.” His latest work is the stand-alone novella “Prism,” a startling fantasy story of unique character.

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21 comments:

  1. Thanks for hosting! The book is free on Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/693400

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  2. Thanks for hosting me today! I really appreciate it!

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  3. The people in “Prism” are made out of quartz. Would you like to be made out of quartz?

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  4. Congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

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  5. The book description and excerpt sounds intriguing. Thanks for sharing. Love the cover too.

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  6. love the cover. whats your favorite holiday?

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    1. Thanks. Thanksgiving. My family has a big dinner with all my siblings and their children. It usually comes in around 25 people or so. Absolute chaos. But absolute fun, too.

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  7. Sounds great! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. did anyone in your life influence your characters?

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    1. In other books, yes. But not really in this one.

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  9. This sounds like an excellent book!

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  10. Thanks for hosting me today. Good night.

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    1. Thanks. I'm a big fantasy fan, too. Hope you enjoy it!

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  12. I love the cover, thanks for sharing!

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    1. Glad you like it. Hope you enjoy the story as well.

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