Thursday, May 15, 2014

Prince of Malorn: Published at Last! (And Enter to Win an Amazon Gift Card!)

Prince of Malorn, the third book in my Annals of Alasia trilogy, is now available!

About the Book:

One major obstacle stands between seventeen-year-old Prince Korram and the throne that is his birthright: Regent Rampus.  Temporary ruler of Malorn, Rampus has no intention of giving up his position when the crown prince comes of age – or of allowing the prince to live long enough to reach that age. 
Desperate to build an army of his own to stand against the regent, Korram treks into the Impassable Mountains to try to recruit the one segment of Malornian society not under Rampus’s control.  But can he lead a band of untrained hunters and gatherers to victory against the full might of the Malornian military?  Or will they all be crushed by the grasping hand of the regent before the prince can claim his rightful throne?

Q: What makes this trilogy unique?
A: The books don't take place one after the other; instead, their time frames overlap.  They each describe the same major political event: the invasion of the kingdom of Alasia by the neighboring kingdom of Malorn. Prince of Alasia begins on the night of the Invasion and describes what happens to twelve-year-old Prince Jaymin after he is forced to flee for his life.  In the Enemy’s Service tells the story of those who were not able to escape from the Alasian palace when the enemy invaded.  Prince of Malorn begins several months earlier and focuses on the Malornian perspective of the events leading up to the Invasion.  In each of the books, main characters from the others make brief appearances and interact with each other at the point where the time frames and settings overlap.

Q: Do you recommend that readers start with your first two books before reading Prince of Malorn?
A: Not necessarily.  The books can be read in any order, and each one can stand on its own.  But each of the three fills in gaps in the others' stories, and their different perspectives on the same events and characters will make for a richer reading experience overall.

Q: Will there be more books in the Annals of Alasia?
A: Definitely! I’m nearly done with the fourth book, tentatively titled King of Malorn. It takes place five years later and brings together the main characters from all three books in the original trilogy. There may eventually be other books in the series too; I have lots of ideas!

About the Author

Annie Douglass Lima considers herself fortunate to have traveled in twenty different countries and lived in four of them. A fifth-grade teacher in her “other” life, she loves reading to her students and sparking their imaginations. Her books include science fiction, fantasy, YA action and adventure novels, a puppet script, anthologies of her students’ poetry, and Bible verse coloring and activity books. When she isn’t teaching or writing, Annie can often be found sipping spiced chai or pomegranate green tea in exotic locations, some of which exist in this world.
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Yuvena said...

I'm naturally attracted to stories that deal with human hearts, because they're something that you can relate with your own life. But Annie Douglass Lima is one of rare exceptions. She is indeed a talented author with honed craft to enthrall her readers, leaving them craving for more. I'm a living testimony thar her stories are not only suitable to children but adults as well. In them not only can we find excitement, but also invaluable life lessons such as courage, righteousness,gratitude, and loyalty.

Christina Morley said...

My favorite genre would have to be fantasy adventure and it's usually YA. I like YA, because the stories often move faster and the story line is free of adult content (like bedroom scenes). I finished your second book and I can't wait to read the others. I'll tell you once the review is posted. It will be in this month, but I can't promise which day. Blessings, Tina

Annie Douglass Lima said...

Thanks for your kind words, Yuvena! And Christina, I'm so glad you enjoyed the second book. I'll look forward to your review - that's always a blessing to authors! :-)

Tina at said...

Congratulations on publishing your third book. I'm excited to read this trilogy. I love the premise of three different perspectives on the same event! Thanks so much for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday on!

Annie Douglass Lima said...

Thank you very much, Tina! I hope you enjoy the books!

Unknown said...

I like Fantasy and Westerns!! I don't really have a reason... I love fantasy because it's make believe and really neat! And westerns are exciting and fun to get into:D