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Monday, January 2, 2017

Release Day Book Blast: Prism by Matthew D. Ryan #Fantasy #Giveaway







Prism


by Matthew D. Ryan

BLURB:

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?




Excerpt Three:

Akarra cut off the deathlight and lowered the Heartshard to the floor in front of her. She passed a cursory glance over the icosahedron, pleased with her work. Then, she expulsed a ripple of joyful golden lifelight. She’d never formed an icosahedron before, and was quite happy with her success.

Yridia smiled then doubled over as she was seized with a round of violent shimmering and coughing again. Her body flickered through a dozen colors, many not from the standard spectrum, but instead a mix from those basic colors. After a moment she straightened, cleared her throat, and said, “You have done well, student. Now name the five perfect solids, describe them, and tell me what they represent.”

It was an easy question, but Akarra bowed her head once again, and dutifully responded, “The first is the tetrahedron; it has four triangular sides and represents fire. The second is the hexahedron; it has six square sides and represents earth. Third is the octahedron with eight triangular sides; it represents air. Fourth is the dodecahedron; it has twelve pentagons for sides and represents ether. Finally, there is the icosahedron which I have just formed here—”she gestured toward the crystal. “It has twenty triangular sides and represents water.”

“Excellent,” Yridia said. “You have done well, student. Now, tell me: Which element can form a dual only with itself?”

Another easy question.



AUTHOR Bio and Links:


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.

THE BOOK IS FREE ON RELEASE DAY

Author’s Home Page: http://www.matthewdryan.com
Author’s Twitter Handle: @MatthewDRyan1

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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION and RAFFLECOPTER 

Matthew will be awarding a $15 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.
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9 comments:

Ami Savitri said...

Congrats on the release

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

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

Matthew Ryan said...

Thanks for hosting me today! I really appreciate it!

Matthew Ryan said...

The book is free at Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/693400
The people in “Prism” are made out of quartz. Would you like to be made out of quartz?

Matthew Ryan said...

Ami -- Thanks. Hope you enjoy the story!

Lisa Brown said...

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

Matthew Ryan said...

Ami--Thanks and good luck!
Lisa--Thanks and hope you enjoy the read!

Matthew Ryan said...

Thanks for hosting me today. Good night.

Gale Stanley said...

Thanks for guesting! All the best!