This is my stop during the blog tour for Black Dawn by Mallory McCartney. This blog tour is organized by Lola's Blog Tours. The blog tour runs from 1 till 21 May. View the tour schedule here.
Black Dawn (Black Dawn #1) By Mallory McCartney
Age category: Young Adult/ New Adult
Release Date: February 14, 2017
Blurb: The end of an Empire, the rise of a Queen.
Emory Fae enjoys leading a quiet, normal life. That is until two mysterious, and handsome soldiers show up at her apartment, and the life she knew is instantly whisked away. Memphis Carter and Brokk Foster come from the magical and war ridden world of Kiero, and upon Emory's arrival she will discover she is the long-lost heir to the Royal Line and is thrown into the Black Dawn Rebellion with a dynamic role to ignite the rebels and reclaim her throne.
With both men being darkly woven in her past Emory uncovers hidden secrets, a power held long dormant, and will soon realize there are worse things than supernatural humans, love, loss, betrayal, and a Mad King.
Some things are better left in the shadows.
You can find Black Dawn on Goodreads
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"Top Ten Dystopian Places Around The World"
Thanks for having me! Okay, so I’m adding a bit of a twist and we are going to explore about the top dystopian places around Kiero, in the world Black Dawn is set. Here we go 😉
The Academy- The Academy was originally built as a school, and the front of their new government by Nei and Roque Fae, and Bresslin and Cesan Stratton. After fleeing from Roque’s father, and his malicious reign, the Academy was the face where children and adults could study and lean to control their abilities, and not abuse them. Also, where desolates could seek refugee (people of non-ability). It was the headquarters where the dream of a new world budded, until Cesan Stratton betrayed the Fae’s, and Roque moved back into regency. Adair Stratton, when he was seventeen, killed not only the Fae’s and his parents, and using dark magic, destroyed the school and majority of its residents.
It was reconstructed as a military base, and hidden. Most of the base is underground, except the old-school library and rooms, which the Rebellions resides in.
The Ruined City- Previously Sarthaven, the capital of Kiero, the Ruined City is a skeleton footprint of the bustling life it once encompassed. Crumbling structures of buildings, and raiders occupy the ghost city. Adair, and his soldiers destroyed the capital after leaving the Academy in ruins
Draken Mountain Range- Where Adair has built his capital over the last six years, the hidden city is sprawling throughout the carved out cavernous mountains. It holds not only an army of Adair’s soldiers, and Orion’s (the creature from the arena) that reside in the mines
Monenta, The Clearing of Lost Memories- Once a place of study for Nei Fae, it is now the home to dark underwater life, occupied by merpeople that protect lost treasures
The Broken Isles- Nei Fae was formerly Nei Runnard, from the Broken Isles, located across the Black Sea from Kiero. They first arranged Nei and Roques marriage to stop Roque’s father from using rovers as slaves, but upon the death of Nei’s father, Tadeas Maher usurped him and didn’t recognize any peace agreement between the Broken Isles and Kiero. Marquis Maher is the current King of the Broken Isles (seen in Queen to Ashes)
Noctis Woods, or The Heart of Midnight- Seen in book two, Queen To Ashes, these woods lay behind the Draken Mountains, and are filled with old dark magic. Only Adair dares pass through them, having access to the Harbour for passage to the Broken Isles
The Black Sea- The ocean surrounding Kiero, it is filled with dark creatures and wild magic alike, but is active with passages from the Broken Isles and Kiero
Risco Desert- Heading north, past the Academy, lays the harsh Risco desert, which is raider territory
The Forgotten Bogs- Before the Risco desert lays marsh lands of the Forgotten Bogs, home to the mythical Warriors of the Bogs, woodland faes that would try to lead you to the pools that hold raw magic and if you look into their waters, it will reflect your future
Arken Mountains- The Northern Mountain Range, past Raider territory but has been deserted since the fall of the Academy
About the Author: Mallory McCartney currently lives in London, Ontario with her husband and their two dachshunds Link and Lola. Black Dawn is her debut novel, the first in a series. When she isn’t working on her next novel or reading, she can be found dog grooming, book shopping and hiking. Other favorite pastimes involve reorganizing perpetually overflowing bookshelves and seeking out new coffee and dessert shops.
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