Morning everyone. I hope you’re all doing well. I’m good and looking forward to my lockdown birthday on Saturday!! So today I’m thrilled to be on the blog tour for The Lost Truth of April Dark by C. Iron. Book one in this new fantasy trilogy, which is full of mystery and magic……
about the lost truth of april dark
MYSTERY. MAGIC. ADVENTURE.
And a long gone identity.
An entertaining and uplifting tale of dark secrets.
As April’s world is shattered by an anomalous disease and her eventual death, April regains consciousness in a mesmerisingly magical world, which is strangely familiar.
The path to discovering the truth, however, demands tremendous courage from April, forcing her to get involved in the bitter conflict between Makrav – an evil occupier of many kingdoms – and the insurgents, among whom April finds unexpected friends.
But as the journey gets more complicated and dangerous, what hunts April most is that it seems her past has more to do with Makrav than with the insurgents…
What April doesn’t know is that she’s running out of time to do what she has come back for, and that the truth is far more complex than anyone would expect…
Will April get ahold of the truth, or will the truth get ahold of April?
Published: Independently on 31st August 2020
Formats available: Paperback & eBook
We first meet April, a seventeen year old girl, as she’s in hospital facing her death (it’s so sad!). Sadly, she passes away but she wakes up in another world…..A world full of magic. As she tries to work out what happens, she makes some unlikely friends, and sets off on an adventure with them. The journey is dangerous but she’s braver than she thinks. As their journey progresses, she finds more out about the world she’s in and realises some of it seems familiar to her…..but how? Will she finally find out the truth?
This is a fabulous fantasy and I thoroughly enjoyed it! I fell in love with April from the beginning and thoroughly enjoyed adventuring with her! Seeing her grow as a character was wonderful and so rewarding….and there are some big surprises to come where she’s concerned! I absolutely loved her three companions. Each have their own unique traits and although one of them is quite cold and standoffish, there’s definitely more to him than meets the eye. I’m hoping to learn even more about them in the coming books!
The world they’re in is an easy world to imagine. There’s nothing too complicated about it, which makes it simple for the reader to bring to life. I really enjoyed learning more about the world, the different kingdoms and the things that came before.
As well as being full of adventure and action, this is also full of mystery. There are things that we don’t find out in this book, so again, I’m looking forward to finding out more. There’s plenty to keep you on your toes, that’s for sure!
I did have a couple of minor niggles with this book however. There were a few sentences that didn’t seem to be finished, as well as a few typos. This won’t bother everyone but it did niggle at me a few times. The other thing I occasionally struggled with was the font, which appeared to split words up every now and then. This interrupted my flow which was frustrating at times. However, that being said they were minor niggles and I absolutely loved the story so please don’t be put off. I would absolutely read it again (and will!) even with these minor issues – I just wanted to make people aware.
So overall, an absolutely brilliant start to the trilogy. Captivating and loveable characters, mystery, magic and tons of adventure, this will definitely keep you turning the pages. So if you’re looking for a new fantasy/mystery, then definitely check this out. I can’t wait to read the next two books! Recommended by me.
about the author
C.Iron spent her childhood immersed in fantasy and mystery stories. Later on, she graduated in English Philology and continued doing what she likes most – writing. When she is not dealing with her passion, she can be found at the archery range by an enormous lake practising traditional archery. Currently, she teaches adults as she loves spending time with people.
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Tour organised by Love Books Tours.
Thanks to the ladies at Love Books for inviting me on to the tour, and to the author for gifting me with a copy fo the book. All views and opinions are my own.
If you read this, I would absolutely love to know what you think so please give me a shout!
Have a wonderful day all.