An honour today to be bringing the Blog Tour for A CHAIN ACROSS THE DAWN by DREW WILLIAMS to a close. My thanks to the author, publisher and Anne of Random Things Tours for the copy of the book and letting me be part of this fabulous tour!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Bigger spaceships. Bigger explosions. Bigger planets. Bigger problems.
It's been three years since Esa joined the ranks of the Justified after her rescue from the fanatical murderers the Pax. Together, Esa and her mentor Kamali travel from planet to planet, searching for children with supernatural abilities. It's hard work, but Esa has never felt more assured of her place in the universe.
On a visit to a planet so remote that its inhabitants never learned that the Sect Wars ended over a hundred years ago, they learn that the Justified are not the only people searching for gifted children. There is a creature with unexpected powers who will stop at nothing to get its hands on the children that Esa and Kamali are trying to rescue.
With their latest recruit in tow -- a young Wulf child named Sho -- Esa and Kamali will travel halfway across the galaxy in pursuit of answers. But the answers only lead to more questions, and the danger will only increase as their terrifying nemesis turns his eyes on them.
Published by Simon & Schuster
Amazon UK £20.00
About the author:
Drew Williams was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, in the southern United States of America. He is a bookseller at the Little Professor Book Center in Homewood, Alabama. A Chain Across the Dawn is his second book.
I was a little daunted when I first picked this book up when I found out that it was the second in the series (the first is THE STARS NOW UNCLAIMED ), but my fears were soon laid to rest as I found it so easy to catch up with these characters and the world they were in, and now I'm just eager to pick up book one to find out how it all started as I had so much fun reading this and following the 'adventures' of Esa and Jane as they travel to different planets to rescue childen with supernatural abilities - but this time they're not alone as someone else wants these children, and will go to extreme lengths to stop others getting in their way.
The pace is relentless with this story and that's what kept me so engaged! There was always something going on - action, battles and plenty of banter! The main draw of this story I think is the relationship between Esa and Jane and it was fun to see it evolving and to see how much they connect with one another - even if Esa does drive Jane mad with trying to guess her age all the time!
As they travel around they face a lot of danger (mazes of dead people is a new one on me!!) but never lose their humour and I loved the mix of the action with the sassy banter!! My family thought I was mad sometimes when I was reading and would just burst out laughing at the antics going on!
I'm so glad that I was drawn to this book by the stunning cover and the premise of a space 'soap opera' as it definitely delivered on that front! It was great to read about these characters who were faced with some difficult circumstances whilst having to deal with their own emotions and trying to do good. Book 3 of the series will be out in 2020 and I'll definitely be there for that as I can't wait to hear more of Jane and Esa!