Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Tevanon and Kensic Turlot by Tyson Clarke {Blog Tour Spotlight, Excerpt, and Giveaway}

On Tour with Prism Book Tours.

Tevanon and Kensic: TurlotTevanon and Kensic: Turlot
by Tyson Clarke
MG/YA Fantasy
Paperback & ebook, 304 pages
October 19th 2015

Upon the shores of the Laughley Sea, in the shadows of the jagged Northland Mountains and not so far south as the blistering Aronee Desert, there exists a land of lush forests and golden plains. This land is known as Lynsid, a once great nation that has suffered through more than a decade of demoralizing wars. The brothers Tevanon and Kensic were born to Lynsid like their parents and grandparents before them. They know no other life and have never been outside the borders of their homeland. Lynsid, however, is on the verge of collapse and rumors of a Vlagen invasion spur a mass migration. At first, the brothers have no intention of leaving their birthplace, but soon enough they have no choice and find themselves on the trail to a land called Turlot where their Great Uncle Welksley resides.

At just thirteen-years-old, Tevanon is already highly skilled in swordsmanship, and his nine-year-old brother Kensic is mentally gifted. These attributes are useful, but the journey to Turlot will test not only their brawn and brains, but also their faith and tactfulness. The brothers learn quickly the world is filled with endless adversity. Treachery is in plain sight, evil sorcery is silently stirring, and an immortal army is lying in wait! If the brothers wish to survive, they must be vigilant, they must be brave, and they must believe in themselves.


“You are a cheat, Ecrom!” shouted Tevanon.

Ecrom was Ocre’s oldest son, aged fourteen, and while he was a year older than Tevanon, he was quite a bit shorter. “Am not!” He replied aggressively.

In the torchlight outside Ocre’s hut, they were playing a board game called Fox and Geese, and Tevanon was the fox. He’d so far taken six of Ecrom’s thirteen geese but there were still eight geese on the board. Tevanon wasn’t a genius of mathematics, but he surely knew that if he was holding six geese there should only be seven on the board which would equal thirteen. “Then why do you have eight geese on the board if I am holding six?!”

Before Ecrom could answer, Tevanon picked up the wooden board and slammed it over the older boy’s head. The white pegs and one black fox peg launched off the board as Ecrom toppled to the ground. Ocre’s younger son, Ozzen, scurried to help him while Tevanon hurled the game as if he was
competing in a discus competition.

Kensic then touched his brother’s arm. “Calm down, Tevanon. It’s only a game.”

Tevanon shook off his brother. “I haven’t any patience for cheaters! And Ecrom is a born cheater!”

“So, I cheat to win,” said Ecrom with a shrug. “Your uncle would do the same.”

Many things caused Tevanon’s temper to flare. Cheating was one of those things, and so was a slandering comment about one of his family members. Ecrom knew this and did it on purpose. He was rather devious and malicious when it came to getting Tevanon into trouble, and mostly because he was jealous of the younger boy’s size and abilities. One of those abilities was hand-to-hand combat; Tevanon grabbed Ecrom and hurled him haphazardly. Ecrom crashed down at the feet of his father and looked up. “Tevanon has lost his temper again, father!”

Ocre was a pudgy man, and much of the hair atop his head had left him long ago. He’d been a farmer
for most of his life, and while he could be stern, he certainly did not have the sternness or the discipline of a soldier. “Tevanon!” he shouted. “I’ve had enough of your poor temperament. Your uncle will hear of this!”

“You don’t scare me, Ocre!”

“I don’t have to; Yelob will beat you like an out-of-line soldier.” Ocre chuckled. “Now, get out of here!”

Tevanon signaled to Kensic. “Let’s go, brother.”

Tyson Clarke attended San Jose State University where he studied creative writing and film production. Post graduation, he found success as a technical writer then pursued other interests before rediscovering his passion for writing stories with encouragement from his wife and biggest fan.

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Tour Schedule

January 11th: Launch
January 12th: Christy's Cozy Corners
January 15th: Rockin' Book Reviews
January 17th: Colorimetry
January 18th: Singing Librarian Books
January 19th: Life as Leels
January 20th: deal sharing aunt
January 21st: Enthralling Dimple & Mel's Shelves
January 22nd: Teatime and Books
January 24th: Grand Finale

Tour Giveaway

$25 Amazon eGift Card (open internationally)
Print copy of Tevanon and Kensic: Turlot (US only)
ebook of Tevanon and Kensic: Turlot (open internationally)
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