22 May 2012

Written in the Ashes Virtual Tour

From the Back Cover:
5th Century Alexandria, Egypt. Paganism is declared punishab;e by death, and the populace splinters in religeous upheaval. Hannah, a beautiful Jewish shepherd girl kidnapped and sold as a slave, is unknowingly destined to become a popular bard in the Great Library. But when Hannah becomes the bishop's target, she is sequestered across the harbor in the Temple of Isis where an ancient ceremony ignites a forbidden passion.
Now Hannah must undertake a quest to the lost oracles of Delphi and Amun-Ra to find the one thing powerful enough to find them: The Emerald Tablet. The library's headmistress, Hypatia, summons her allies to protect the world's stores of knowledge from the escalating violence. Meanwhile, the Christians siege the city, exile the Jews, and fight the dwindling pagan resistance as the Great Library crumbles.
A Taste from page 133:
Hannah looked around in confusion as everyone stood, but then Gideon grabbed her hand and pulled her up. "Our city's bishop has found yet another occasion to remind us to bow before him," he said sarcastically, and then added, "He also has the Parabolani take notes on any houses who do not stand to honor him so they know who to put on the watch list and pay visits to in the coming week. Thanks to Bishop Cyril, our prisons are full and our library is shrinking." He was clapping as he spoke, his face so full of admiration that in any other century he might have been a great stage actor.
 Fans of historical fiction take note: you are going to want to head to your closest book store, amazon or wherever you get your books and pick this one up! Why, you ask? Here's why:
  1. Set in Alexandria and the story is intricately woven together with the workings of the Great Library of Alexandria.
  2. Strong, beautiful female protagonist.
  3. Quests
  4. Action
  5. Nasty bad guys
  6. Hot male protagonists.
  7. Romance, Love and Passion
  8. The little angel - who was in my heart from the very beginning.
I have only one bad thing to say about K. Hollan Van Zandt's amazing novel - it is the first of a series and I now have to wait for the second instalment!! ARG!! I hope it comes out soon!

Character Development         5
Editing                                    5
Sex                                          2
Violence                                  3
Romance                                 5
Readability/Flow                     5

Check out the rest of the tour:
 So Many Precious Books May 1 Review and Giveaway
A Bookish Affair May 2  Review
A Bookish Affair  May 3 Giveaway and Guest Post
Joy Story May 3 Review
The Owl Bookmark Blog May 7 Review
The Owl Bookmark Blog May 8 Giveaway and Interview
Curling Up By the Fire May  10 Review and Giveaway
Broken Teepee May 11 Giveaway and Guest Post
Royal Reviews  May 14  Review
Reflections of a Book Addict May 15 Review
Reflections of a Book Addict May 16 Giveaway and Guest Post
A Words Worth May 17 Review
Unabridged Chick May 18 Review and Giveaway
My Devotional Thoughts May 21 Review
My Devotional Thoughts May 22 Giveaway and Guest Post
Let’s Book It May 23 Review
Deb’s Book Bag May 24 Review
Deb’s Book Bag May 25 Giveaway and Interview
Book Faery Reviews May 25 Review
Carabosse’s Library May 28 Review
Stiletto Storytime May 29 Review
Stiletto Storytime  May 30 Giveaway and Guest Post
The Maidens Court May  30 Review
The Maidens Court  May 31Giveaway and Guest Post
Layers of Thought May 31 Review


  1. It does sound good, but must be sad parts too :(

    1. There are some sad parts but not despirately sad - if you know what I mean.

  2. Thanks so much for taking part in the tour. I am so glad you loved the book as much as I did!


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