Thursday, November 01, 2018

What is Beth Cato reading?

Featured at Writers Read: Beth Cato, author of Roar of Sky.

Her entry begins:
I recently finished up two fantastic, starkly different books. MJ-12: Endgame wraps up Michael J. Martinez's Majestic-12 trilogy about superhumans working as agents in the Cold War of the late 1940s and early 1950s. He does a fantastic job of utilizing the tense politics of the time period, and not just when it comes to America and Russia. These books go all over the place, including Syria, East Germany, and the Korean War. The superhero battles are like...[read on]
About Roar of Sky, from the publisher:
In this stunning conclusion to the acclaimed Blood of Earth trilogy—a thrilling alternate history laced with earth magic, fantastic creatures, and steampunk elements—geomancer Ingrid must find a way to use her extraordinary abilities to save her world from the woman hell-bent on destroying it.

Thanks to her geomantic magic, Ingrid has successfully eluded Ambassador Blum, the power-hungry kitsune who seeks to achieve world domination for the Unified Pacific. But using her abilities has taken its toll: Ingrid’s body has been left severely weakened, and she must remain on the run with her friends Cy and Fenris.

Hoping to learn more about her magical roots and the strength her bloodline carries, Ingrid makes her way across the Pacific to Hawaii, home to the ancient volcano goddess Madam Pele. What she discovers in this paradise is not at all what she expects—and perhaps exactly what she needs.

But Ambassador Blum comes from the same world of old magic and mythic power. And if Ingrid cannot defeat her once and for all, she knows Blum will use that power to take the lives of everyone she holds dear before escalating a war that will rip the world to pieces.
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