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This past week we gave the spotlight to The Archive, the sequel to Hollow Road by Dan Fitzgerald in celebration of its release! Our Roadies brought a wide selection of content to this show with reviews, interviews 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, including some extra content.
Dan Fitzgerald is a fantasy writer living in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, DC with his wife, twin boys, and two cats. When he is not writing, he might be gardening, doing yoga, cooking, or listening to French music.
His debut fantasy novel Hollow Road, the first book in the Maer Cycle trilogy, was published in September by Shadow Spark Publishing. The Archive comes out on December 4, and the trilogy concludes with The Place Below in March 2021.
Books and merchandise are available at https://shadowsparkpub.com/dan-fitzgerald.
Find out more about Dan and his books at www.danfitzwrites.com, or find him on Twitter or Instagram, with the handle danfitzwrites in both places.
In Hollow Road (book 1), three companions discovered the monsters of legend were all too real…
Rumors among the Maer tell of an underground library called the Archive, which houses a wealth of knowledge and terrible magics that could be used to start the biggest war seen since the Great Betrayal. A mixed group of humans and Maer set off on an historic quest to find the Archive and protect it from those who would use it to destroy everything they hold dear. As the cold of winter bears down upon them, they trek through forbidding mountains beset by dangers they could have never imagined. They follow a set of ancient clues deep into the Silver Hills, forging surprising alliances and making new enemies.
The humans and Maer are linked by more than their quest to find the Archive and stop an insidious war. A mystical surrogacy may bridge the gap between two peoples, and many hearts entwine as their adventure hurtles toward its bloody conclusion.
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DECEMBER 2ND–THE WELCOMING
@ck_sorens – IG spotlight
Out of This World SFF Reviews – review
“In the end I came away feeling as if I am experiencing an increasingly important series that needs to be more widely read and a second book that changes the game completely, setting up a potentially stunning final installment. It’s almost as if I know how things are going to turn out, but I need to keep going regardless in the hopes that there will be some sort of salvation or redemption for these characters. This is not a feel good story, but it is one that engages the reader and compels you to examine what you are doing in your life to combat the prejudice and bigotry happening in today’s society. And I’d say that is a very worthwhile result for any book to achieve on its reader. Oh and it’s also one heck of a fine fantasy tale as well.”
@the.b00kreader – IG spotlight
Bookends & Bagends – review
“The amount of diversity and representation included in The Archive was such a delight to see. LGBTQ+ and ace characters, gender-neutral pronouns all woven seamlessly into the story, with not a head turned or questioning look. Bias and prejudices sadly are prevalent in the real world and often are included in fantasy for the sake of so-called ‘realism’, but not here and it’s great to see.“
The Bookwyrm’s Guide to the Galaxy – interview
@camryndaytonas – IG spotlight
Marian L Thorpe – review
“The world Fitzgerald has created is expanded in The Archive; the reader learns more about its history, its geography, and its cultures, while still leaving us with tantalizingly unanswered questions to draw us into the next book. It, like its predecessor, is a quiet book, primarily character-driven. There is plenty of conflict, but not often the sort that needs weapons to solve, although battle will play an important role.”a Rafflecopter giveaway
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