YA Review – Shadows at Nightfall – Fantasy

Shadows at Nightfall JustRead Blog Tour
Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for Quest of Fire: Shadows at Nightfall by Brett Armstrong, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOKS

Shadows at NightfallTitle: Shadows at Nightfall
Series: Quest of Fire #3
Author: Brett Armstrong
Publisher: Scrivenings Press
Release Date: September 2021
Genre: Christian Epic Fantasy

The shadows of Jason’s past have caught him. Having stepped into the Quest of Fire, Jason is pursued by a league of assassins formed of pure darkness. To his horror he discovers these creatures also were contracted to eliminate Anargen and his friends as they sought to understand the Tower of Light’s oracle. To unravel the mystery of who wants him dead and how he fits into the ages old quest, Jason must travel the lengths of the Lowlands. In the Ziljafu deserts a secret awaits him that will shake him to his core. He’ll have to move fast and cling fiercely to hope, as Anargen’s story twists down a bleak path to almost certain failure.

The creatures of darkness in the Lowlands have long waited for men to spurn the High King’s laws. With few concerned for the light and everything falling apart around them, Jason and Anargen will face the shadows of night’s falling as their world hangs in the balance.

PURCHASE LINKS*: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository | IndieBound | BookBub

MORE BOOKS IN THIS SERIES


MY REVIEW

Armstrong, Brett. Shadows at Nightfall. Morrilton, AR: Expanse Books, 2021.

I love this series. It reminds me of The Chronicles of Narnia and The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. I did find it much easier to read than The Lord of the Rings. Readers will also catch glimpses of Bible stories in similar plot lines.

Brett Armstrong uses a dual timeline to tell the story. I appreciated the chapter titles which help readers determine right away which timeline the chapter is focused on.

I have previously read Succession and The Gathering Dark, the other books in the Quest of Fire series. I think the titles should be read in order because there is a lot going on in the plot. I was wishing as I started reading Shadows at Nightfall that there was a synopsis of the previous titles as it had been a while since I read them. It would have been helpful to help me remember as I was a bit lost at first. I later found the synopses at the end of the eBook copy I was reading.

Brett Armstrong left readers with a couple of cliff hangers so I hope there is another volume coming in this fantastic fantasy series. 

Shadows at Nightfall and the other books in the Quest of Fire would make great additions to a K-12 Christian school library. I think fantasy lovers in middle school and up will enjoy them.

I received a complimentary copy of Shadows at Nightfall. This is my honest review.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Brett Armstrong

Brett Armstrong has been exploring other worlds as a writer since age nine. Years later, he still writes, but now invites others along on his excursions. He’s shown readers haunting, deep historical fiction (Destitutio Quod Remissio), scary-real dystopian sci-fi (Day Moon and Veiled Sun), and dark, sweeping epic fantasy (Quest of Fire). Every story is a journey of discovery and an attempt to be a brush in the Master Artist’s hand. Through dark, despair, light, joy, and everything in between, the end is always meant to leave his fellow literary explorers with wonder and hope. Always busy with a new story, he also enjoys drawing, gardening, and spending time with his wife and son.

CONNECT WITH BRETT: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter


TOUR GIVEAWAY

(2) winners will receive a $10 Amazon gift card, print copy of Shadows at Nightfall, and Quest of Fire digital exclusives (map, theme music, and digital making of the direnoir poster)!

Shadows at Nightfall JustRead Giveaway

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway will begin at midnight September 20, 2021 and last through 11:59 PM EST on September 27, 2021. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.

ENTER GIVEAWAY HERE
https://widget-prime.rafflecopter.com/launch.js


Follow along at JustRead Tours for a full list of stops!

JustRead Publicity Tours

*NOTE: This post contains affiliate links.

You can purchase books at: (affiliate links)

I55 Fundraising – If you are looking to purchase books for your library (or for personal use) or a company to use for Book Fairs – I recommend I55 Fundraising.

Coloring Books to RElax
AmazonTry Audible Plus

Kindle Unlimited Membership Plans

My Teachers Pay Teachers shop

If you are an avid reader, you need to check out Totally Booked: A Book Lover’s Companion. Totally Booked, a companion reading journal from The Mosaic Collection, is perfect for book lovers. As a paperback, Totally Booked travels easily and is a charming gift for mothers, sisters, girlfriends, book lovers, avid readers, book club members, influencers, bloggers, and book reviewers (description from Amazon).

Other items you may be interested in: (affiliate links)

If you’d like to become an affilate for Ultimate Bundles, you can fill out the form found here.

Find Teaching Resources with a 10-Day Free Trial

7 comments

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.