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This past week we gave the spotlight to Tuyo, an Epic Fantasy by Rachel Neumeier. Our Roadies brought a wide selection of content to this show with reviews, excerpts, and other posts. Now it’s time to bring the show to an end and it’s my pleasure to present you with the encore.
Rachel Neumeier earned a master’s degree in ecology before deciding she preferred writing fiction to doing research. She now lives in southern Missouri, dividing her time between writing, reading, and gardening, always assisted in all three activities by a lot of Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. She has been writing young adult and adult fantasy for twelve years. This is her sixteenth book.
Raised a warrior in the harsh winter country, Ryo inGara has always been willing to die for his family and his tribe. When war erupts against the summer country, the prospect of death in battle seems imminent. But when his warleader leaves Ryo as a sacrifice — a tuyo — to die at the hands of their enemies, he faces a fate he never imagined.
Ryo’s captor, a lord of the summer country, may be an enemy . . . but far worse enemies are moving, with the current war nothing but the opening moves in a hidden game Ryo barely glimpses, a game in which all his people may be merely pawns. Suddenly Ryo finds his convictions overturned and his loyalties uncertain. Should he support the man who holds him prisoner, the only man who may be able to defeat their greater enemy? And even if he does, can he persuade his people to do the same?
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AUGUST 30TH–THE WELCOMING
“This is an interesting story because the main focus of the story is very much on their characters and watching their friendship grow and develop rather than on the world building and magic systems – personally I would have loved to know even more about the magic system.”
OneReadingNurse – review
“One of my favorite aspects was how she went deep into cultural customs on both sides. The over politeness and certain rituals of the Ugaro tribes struck me as extremely well thought out, and the Lau had their own norms. Some of my favorite scenes were the great meetings towards the end, but part of that was how much I just loved Ryo’s family. Especially his father. I let out a few “HA”‘s courtesy of the family dialogue.”
Marginally Magical – review
“The descriptions of the world and all of these various tribes felt a bit euro-centric, and I find that to be a frustrating trend in epic fantasy in general. However, Neumeier does not succumb to the common pitfall of resorting to thinly veiled prejudices that reflect real-world biases. Despite cultural prejudices that exist, the fact that humanity is shared across all groups is not ever in question.”
Jessica Belmont – review
“I am a big fan of fantasy because of the magic. The magic system in Tuyo is very unique. I enjoyed the idea that there were downsides/difficulties within the magic as to not make characters all powerful.”
@bibliophilesandcoffe – IG spotlight
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