Morning my lovelies, and welcome to a new week! It’s nearly December – whoopee! Anyway…..today I’m thrilled to be part of the blog tour for Morgan Le Fay: Small Things and Great by Jo-Anne Blanco.  Book 1 in the Fata Morgana series, this is full of folklore, magic, arthurian legend and an amazing magical world…..

about morgan le fay: small things and great

THE CHILD FATED TO SHAPE DESTINIES …

Morgan is a little girl who lives in Tintagel Castle by the sea, loved and sheltered by her noble parents, the Duke and Duchess of Belerion. An extraordinarily clever child, extremely sharp-eyed, exceptionally curious. A little girl unlike other children.

One stormy night a ship is wrecked off the coast, bringing with it new friends – Fleur the princess from a far-off land, Safir the stowaway with a secret, and the mysterious twins Merlin and Ganieda. Morgan’s visions of another world awaken her to the realisation that she can see things others cannot. That she has powers other people do not possess.

Not long afterwards, Morgan encounters Diana, the Moon Huntress, who charges her with a dangerous mission that only she can accomplish. With Merlin by her side and unsure if he is friend or foe, Morgan must venture far from home to enter the realms of the Piskies and the Muryans, warring tribes of faeries who vie for the souls of lost children. There she must summon her magic to fight the most ancient powers in the world, to rescue a young soul destined to be reborn …

Published by: Lulu.com on 31st March 2017

Formats available: Paperback & eBook.  Available on Kindle Unlimited

Purchase links: Amazon UK ~ Amazon US

my thoughts

Morgan is a five year old girl – but not your normal five year old.  She’s super intelligent, and able to see things that others can’t.  When a ship is wrecked off the coast of her home, Tintagel Castle, Morgan ends up with three new friends.  But what she also discovers if that she might share her gift with someone else……

One night she is visited by a strange otherworldly being, and is summoned to meet with Diana who burdens her with a task in the faerie realm.  Morgan must try to save a baby who has been stolen, but will she succeed in her mission, or will the danger be too much? Will she be able to help anyone else on the way?  And now she’s discovered this new world, what does this mean for her…..?

I really enjoyed this and am most definitely looking forward to reading Book 2!  Blanco takes us to a variety of magical lands, all with wonderful or terrifying creatures.  Her descriptions and world building are fantastic and really bought it to life for me.  As I was reading the words the creatures and characters were coming to life in my minds eye, taking me on a vivid and amazing adventure.

The characters are fantastic.  Morgan is such a clever little thing, although I did have to remind myself at times that she was only five! She’s very grown up for her age, but then there’s so much more to her than a normal little girl.  Merlin is dark and mysterious – I still haven’t quite figured him out so I’m looking forward to learning more about him in the rest of the series.  I really enjoyed all the magical characters from other realms.  Some are so ghastly, others beautiful and Blanco does a fantastic job of keeping the mystery and intrigue flowing, leaving you wondering whether the characters are good or bad, and what else is going on……There’s so much that I want to know, things that are whirling around in my brain, which makes me need to read the rest of the series to find out!

The setting is wonderful.  Set in post-Roman Britain, it’s exactly how I imagined it to be.  The scenes of shipwrecks, storms, battles, and other realms are all (as I’ve said) described wonderfully, and it really does bring this book to life.

I loved the storyline, and the added danger of a five year old going on an adventure to face the unknown!  The plot is enjoyable and will take you on a an epic fairytale adventure!

Overall I thoroughly enjoyed this and am looking forward to the next book.  I can’t wait to see how Morgan is growing and what she’ll get up to next!  If you’re looking for your next fantasy book with lots of folklore, magic and fairytales then you should check this out.  You’ll also enjoy this if you’re into the Arthurian legend.  Recommended by me!

rating

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

about jo-anne blanco

Jo-Anne Blanco was born in Brazil to an English mother and Spanish father. She has spent much of her life travelling around the world as a teacher. Her travels, together with her lifelong passion for reading, writing and storytelling, inspired her to embark upon her Fata Morgana epic fantasy series, about the life and adventures of Morgan le Fay. Mythology, fairy tales and Arthurian legend are all major influences on her work, and her ongoing journeys to countries of great landscapes and folklore are never-ending sources of inspiration.

She is the author of Morgan Le Fay: Small Things and Great and Morgan Le Fay: Children of This World. These novels are the first two books in the Fata Morgana series.

Morgan Le Fay: Giants in the Earth, the third novel in the series, will be published in 2020.

follow the tour

Thanks to Kelly at Love Books Tour for the invite on to the tour, and to the author and publisher for a copy of the book.  All views and opinions are my own

If you read this make sure you get in touch, I’d love to chat about it!

Have a wonderful day and week my lovelies, and I’ll be back soon!

Chelle x

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