🎧 Audio Series Tour: A Pattern of Shadow and Light by Melissa McPhail

Audiobookworm Promotions is organizing an audiobook series blog tour for the first three titles in the A Pattern of Shadow and Light series from author Melissa McPhail and Podium Publishing.

The tour will run from Feb. 27th-Mar. 18th and will have 50 maximum stops.

Signups end on Feb. 20th.

The A Pattern of Shadow and Light series is performed by award-winning narrator Nick Podehl.

Reviewers will receive complementary digital copies of the series on audiobook via Audible US or MP3.

Review copies will be distributed by Feb. 1st. Tour reviews need to be of at least 3.5 stars.

Post options for this tour include: Reviews, Spotlights, Audio Excerpts, Author Interviews, Narrator Interviews, and Top 10 Lists.

All other info will be included in the Tour Media Kit, distributed via email the week before the start of the tour. There will also be a link on the Host HQ page.

All tour stops must be posted by 10am EST. 

Author: Melissa McPhail

Narrator: Nick Podehl

Series: A Pattern of Shadow and Light, Books 1-3

Publisher: Podium Publishing

Genre: Epic Fantasy

Synopsis

Cephrael's Hand, Book 1

"All things are composed of patterns...." And within the pattern of the realm of Alorin, three strands must cross.

In Alorin...300 years after the genocidal Adept Wars, the realm is dying, and the blessed Adept race dies with it. One man holds the secret to reverting this decline: Bjorn van Gelderan, a dangerous and enigmatic man whose shocking betrayal three centuries past earned him a traitor's brand. It is the Adept Vestal Raine D'Lacourte's mission to learn what Bjorn knows in the hope of salvaging his race. But first he'll have to find him....

 

In the kingdom of Dannym...the young Prince Ean val Lorian faces a tenuous future as the last living heir to the coveted Eagle Throne. When his blood brother is slain during a failed assassination, Ean embarks on a desperate hunt for the man responsible. Yet his advisors have their own agendas, and his quest for vengeance leads him ever deeper into a sinuous plot masterminded by a mysterious and powerful man, the one they call First Lord.

 

In the Nadori desert...tormented by the missing pieces of his life, a soldier named Trell heads off to uncover the truth of his shadowed past. But when disaster places him in the debt of Wildlings sworn to the First Lord, Trell begins to suspect a deadlier, darker secret motivating them.

Synopsis

The Dagger of Adendigaeth, Book 2

At long last, the reason for the blessed Adept race's decline has been discovered: powerful beings known as Malorin'athgul are disrupting the Balance and preventing Alorin's Adepts from awakening to their gifts. Who are they? Where are they? And how can they be stopped when they wield a power meant to unmake the universe itself?

 

In T'khendar, Prince Ean val Lorian has forsaken his companions in blood and battle to join the traitorous Fifth Vestal in T'khendar in the hopes of gaining some insight into the tragedies that plagued his return. Now, he must confront the man he's long thought of as his enemy and discover the role he is meant to play in the First Lord's darkly magnificent game.

 

The Vestal Raine D'Lacourte has followed his traitorous oath-brother, Björn, through six kingdoms and into the distant realm of T'khendar seeking explanation and atonement. But the condemned realm harbors shocking secrets, and Raine soon realizes he's facing his greatest enemy yet - not in Björn, but in the truth.

 

Elsewhere in Alorin, the young truthreader, Tanis, faces a new villain in the fiery-eyed man he followed from the café in Rethynnea; the soldier Trell struggles to reconcile his growing feelings for the girl he rescued from the river against the guilt of his unknown past; and in Tambarré, another truthreader named Kjieran van Stone treads the incense-filled hallways of the Prophet Bethamin's temple, hoping to uncover a plot of treachery and betrayal before the Prophet demands his soul.

 

The time has come for each player to claim his role in the First Lord's masterful game. All will be tested, but only time will tell how many can survive the dagger of Adendigaeth.

Synopsis

Paths of Alir, Book 3

Powerful beings from the fringes of Chaos have come to the realm of Alorin. Fate bends to their will, and their will is set upon Alorin's destruction. Alone in understanding the threat they pose, Alorin's Fifth Vestal, Björn val Gelderan, has launched a desperate plan to stop them: a "great game" played upon the tapestry of mortal life. Now, in Paths of Alir, Björn's Players have taken the field.

Along the lush Caladrian coast of Agasan, the truthreader Tanis d'Giverny returns to the place of his birth and finds mysterious and wonderful workings waiting for him. But the zanthyr Phaedor warns Tanis that ominous events lie ahead, and the lad soon wonders if even his mother's magical lessons will be enough to keep him alive.

 

In the dungeons of Tal'Shira, held prisoner by the Adept Inquisitor Taliah hal'Jaitar, Prince Trell val Lorian is facing a life of enslavement. Only two paths lie open before him: one means an eternity of torture fighting Taliah's attempts to break him; the other requires surrendering to her will. But can he really sacrifice everything he is to walk Taliah's path of twisted magic known as mor'alir?

 

In the snow-bound Castle of Tyr'kharta, Prince Ean val Lorian must choose to save his brother Sebastian or his loyal men. But to choose his men means leaving Sebastian to an eternity of enslavement; while rescuing Sebastian means abandoning his friends, and his honor along with them. Either decision will test Ean's newfound skills, as well as his conviction, for as the prince soon learns, once a man becomes a Player in the First Lord's game, not even death can give reprieve.

Purchase Options

About the Author: Melissa McPhail

Melissa McPhail is the author of the best-selling epic fantasy series A Pattern of Shadow & Light. She's the mother of twin girls who think boys in books are just better, and the adoptive mother to four very large cats who basically rule the roost; and while she can never leave the house in one attempt, she's pretty darn good at spinning a tale. She's also a classically trained pianist, violinist and composer, a Vinyasa yoga instructor, and an avid tea drinker. Melissa's fantasy series has won eight best fantasy awards and (even more importantly to her) a fiercely devoted following. She is known for being an engaged author on social media and welcomes your thoughts on her work, the speculative fiction genre or writing in general.

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About the Narrator: Nick Podehl

Nick Podehl is an award-winning audiobook narrator and voice actor who's narrated hundreds of titles across many different genres. In addition to narrating the epic fantasy series A Pattern of Shadow and Light and prior to his new long-term deal with Podium, he narrated the epic fantasy series the Kingkiller Chronicles, as well as some iconic works of teen fiction – including Wonder, and Will Grayson, Will Grayson. He was named an Audible Customer Favorite in 2018 and has been honored with an Audie Award, along with multiple Earphones Awards from AudioFile Magazine. He lives and works in the Midwest with his lovely wife and two beautiful daughters.

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About the Publisher: Podium Publishing

Podium is an industry-leading independent audiobook publisher built upon the foundation of successful partnerships with self-published authors and narrators. With deep share of voice in the genres of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Romance, the company has enjoyed quick commercial and critical acclaim, releasing almost 1,300 audiobooks, numerous best-sellers, winning an Audie Award and 13 Voice Arts Awards. Podium is best-known for supporting, nurturing and discovering independent authors and narrators from the U.S. and around the world. The company gained international notice when it took a risk on one-time unknown author Andy Weir (The Martian) and turned his e-book into the largest audiobook seller in the world.

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Tour Schedule

Multiple stops per day.

Feb. 1st: Review copies are distributed.

Feb. 10th: Deadline for interview question submission.

Feb. 20th: Media packets are distributed via email.


Book One

Feb. 27th:
Dab of Darkness (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, *Author Interview)
2 Girls & A Book (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Author Interview)
Books, Tea, Healthy Me (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt)

Feb. 28th:
4 the Love of Audiobooks (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Author Interview)
Jazzy Book Reviews (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Author Interview)
Krit's Book Reviews (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt)

Feb. 29th:
Eileen Troemel (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt)
Super Booked! (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Author Interview)

Mar. 1st:
I'm Shelfish (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Author Interview)
Audiobook News Blog (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt)

Mar. 2nd:
Nesie's Place (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Top 10 List)
Reading A Page Turner (Spotlight, Audio Excerpt, Top 10 List)

Mar. 3rd:
Willow Writes and Reads (Review, Spotlight + Audio Excerpt)
Sometimes Leelynn Reads (Review, Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Top 10 List)

Mar. 4th:
The Clipped Nightingale (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Author Interview)
T's Stuff (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt)
Teatime and Books (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt)

Book Two

Mar. 5th:
Dab of Darkness (Review, Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, *Narrator Interview)
Reading A Page Turner (Spotlight, Audio Excerpt)
2 Girls & A Book (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Author Interview)

Mar. 6th:
4 the Love of Audiobooks (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Author Interview)
Jazzy Book Reviews (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt)
Books, Tea, Healthy Me (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt)

Mar. 7th:
Eileen Troemel (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt)
Super Booked! (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Author Interview)
Krit's Book Reviews (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt)

Mar. 8th:
I'm Shelfish (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Author Interview)
Audiobook News Blog (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt)

Mar. 9th:
Nesie's Place (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Narrator Interview)
Kit 'N Kabookle (*Narrator Interview)

Mar. 10th:
Willow Writes and Reads (Review, Spotlight + Audio Excerpt)
Sometimes Leelynn Reads (Review, Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Top 10 List)

Mar. 11th:
The Clipped Nightingale (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Narrator Interview)
T's Stuff (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt)
Teatime and Books (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt)

Book Three

Mar. 12th:
Dab of Darkness (Review, Spotlight + Audio Excerpt)
Reading A Page Turner (Spotlight, Audio Excerpt)
2 Girls & A Book (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Narrator Interview)

Mar. 13th:
4 the Love of Audiobooks (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Narrator Interview)
Jazzy Book Reviews (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt)
Books, Tea, Healthy Me (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt)

Mar. 14th:
Eileen Troemel (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt)
Super Booked! (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Narrator Interview)
Krit's Book Reviews (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt)

Mar. 15th:
I'm Shelfish (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Narrator Interview)
Audiobook News Blog (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt)

Mar. 16th:
Willow Writes and Reads (Review, Spotlight + Audio Excerpt)
T's Stuff (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt)

Mar. 17th:
The Clipped Nightingale (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Narrator Interview)
Sometimes Leelynn Reads (Review, Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Narrator Interview)

Mar. 18th:
Nesie's Place (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt)
Teatime and Books (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt)

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