Monday, May 21, 2012

VBT: Destiny's Fall by Marie Bilodeau



This post is part of a Virtual Book Tour scheduled by Goddess Fish Promotions. The author is giving away a signed eBook copy of Destiny's Blood (the first book in the series) to one randomly drawn commenter at every stop, and an autographed set of Destiny's Blood and Destiny's Fall in print (US and Canada only) or eBook (International) to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour. Click on the banner to see the other stops on the tour--remember, you can't win if you don't play. And, you get an entry for every stop you comment on. So...go forth and visit!!


Destiny’s Fall continues the story of Layela Delamores, which began in Destiny’s Blood. The first book brought Layela to Mirial, a world steeped in tradition, loyalty and the firm belief that its role in the universe was unique and irreplaceable. Returning to the world of Destiny meant that I had the opportunity to further explore Mirial and her people.

The culture of Mirial was very much inspired by things I find fascinating. I remember as a kid, some thirty odd years ago, when the Internet was starting to make an appearance in households. At first it was hailed as an ingenious way to share information quickly and effectively, which was exciting (how did we ever find information before Google?)

Then, I overheard my dad one night, a casual philosopher, mention to a friend that the Internet would make the world a smaller place and, consequentially, a potentially much more homogenized place. He didn’t find it an appealing prospect. It took me years to understand why.

Layela’s homeworld, the main setting of Destiny’s Fall (when they’re not hopping about to other worlds in a spaceship), was inspired by those words. From them was born a world that is staunchly independent, with a people that clings to traditions bred as much from history as superstition. But this world is dying, and outside influences, including Layela herself, begin to weaken the very traditions that secure a very fine balance in the ether that controls the universe.

And there are explosions. Just to keep that landscape every fresh and changing!

About the Author:
Marie Bilodeau is an Ottawa-based science-fiction and fantasy author. Her space fantasy novel, Destiny’s Blood, was a finalist in the Aurora Awards and won the Bronze Medal for Science-Fiction in the Foreword Book Awards. She is also the author of the Heirs of a Broken Land, a fantasy trilogy described as “fresh and exciting” by Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo award-winning author of WAKE. Her short stories have appeared in several magazines and anthologies, including the recent When the Hero Comes Home, edited by Ed Greenwood and Gabrielle Harbowy.

Marie is also a professional storyteller who’s told adaptations of fairy tales and myths, as well as original stories, in venues across Canada. More at www.MarieBilodeau.com.

A broken tradition. A hunted child. A rebellion that threatens to topple the very fabric of the universe.

When Layela Delamores gives birth to her first child, the ether immediately rejects what should be its only heir. A wave of destruction sweeps the ether races and sparks Solaria’s ire and rebellion on Mirial. A new heir rises to take the throne of Mirial, one who wields tainted ether.

Unable to access the flow of ether, Layela is left with little choice but to flee Mirial, seeking answers that may no longer exist, prepared to sacrifice everything to free herself and her daughter from the clutches of the First Star.

5 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting Marie today.

Marie Bilodeau said...

Thanks for hosting me! Just got off an airplane, so I'm around and happy to answer any question! Cheers!!

M. Narkis said...

I love this idea -- of course, I'm a big fan of the genre. World-building can be overwhelming, IMHO, so I'm in awe of those who do it.

Good luck with your book!

mnark111@gmail.com

cait045 said...

I really need to read the first book so I can read this one. It sounds great!
usignolc(at)yahooDOTcom

Marie Bilodeau said...

Thanks, M. Narkis and cait045!

I love worldbuilding. It is tough, but it's worth the effort!