Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix
Rise of the Empress
Julie C. Dao
Young Adult, Fantasy, Retelling
November 6, 2018
This fairy tale retelling lives in a mystical world inspired by the Far East, where the Dragon Lord and the Serpent God battle for control of the earthly realm; it is here that the flawed heroine of Forest of a Thousand Lanterns finally meets her match. An epic fantasy finale to the Rise of the Empress novels.
Princess Jade has grown up in exile, hidden away in a monastery while her stepmother, the ruthless Xifeng, rules as empress of Feng Lu. But the empire is in distress and its people are sinking into poverty and despair. Even though Jade doesn’t want the crown, she knows she is the only one who can dethrone the empress and set the world right. Ready to reclaim her place as rightful heir, Jade embarks on a quest to raise the Dragon Lords and defeat Xifeng and the Serpent God once and for all. But will the same darkness that took Xifeng take Jade, too? Or will she find the strength within to save herself, her friends, and her empire?
Set in an East Asian-inspired fantasy world filled with breathtaking pain and beauty, Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix is filled with dazzling magic, powerful prose, and characters readers won’t soon forget.
Fans of Stealing Snow, Red Queen, and The Wrath and the Dawn will hungrily devour this page-turning read.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Julie C. Dao
Julie C. Dao (www.juliedao.com) is a proud Vietnamese-American who was born in upstate New York. She studied medicine in college, but came to realize blood and needles were her Kryptonite. By day, she worked in science news and research; by night, she wrote books about heroines unafraid to fight for their dreams, which inspired her to follow her passion of becoming a published author. Forest of a Thousand Lanterns is her debut novel. Julie lives in New England. Follow her on Twitter @jules_writes.
THE BLOG TOUR
The Royal Polar Bear Reads and I have partnered with Penguin Random House to host a PH blog tour for Julie C. Dao’s forthcoming book, Kingdom of The Blazing Phoenix.
The tour will run from November 5th to November 10th 2018 with two (2) review blog stops, and 1 to 2 promo stops each day. Physical copies will be sent to reviewers prior to the tour date. You must agree to the terms and conditions upon signing up to the tour. This includes shouldering shipping expenses, taking extra care of the copies, posting on time, sharing on social media and including the giveaway Rafflecopter on your post (check complete details on the sign-up form).
This is open to Philippine-resident book bloggers only. There will be a total of twelve (12) review stops and eight (8) promotional stops for the tour, including my blog and Raf’s. There’s no guarantee in having a spot since there’s only limited stops and physical copies. If you’re not chosen, please don’t get discourage because there will be more blog tours in the future.:)
The sign-up will close on September 23rd or until there are enough sign-ups.