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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The Hidden Sun by J, Lloyd Morgan - Book Blog Tour Stop

I'm so pleased to introduce you to a wonderful new book, The Hidden Sun by J. Lloyd Morgan. This richly woven tale of romance and intrigue is a beautifully told by a master storyteller.

About The Book:

The kingdom of Bariwon is at a crossroads. Ever since Eliana was born, she has been primed to become the kingdom's leader. But she is not to rule Bariwon alone. A contest of sorts, called the Shoginoc, is to be held when Eliana turns twenty one. The victor gains the right to marry Eliana and become king of Bariwon. Rumor has it that the favorite to win the Shoginoc is Daimh, son of malevolent Governor Abrecan. However, Eliana has fallen in love with her personal guardian, Rinan. She is torn between renouncing her title to be with the man she loves or marrying to keep the kingdom out of the hands of those who would rule it unjustly. A plan is hatched to keep her in power while allowing her to marry Rinan, but little does she know the impact this deception will have on everyone in Bariwon for years to come.

My Thoughts:

"The Hidden Sun" is a delicately crafted fairy tale that both adults and young adults will find charming and intriguing. With just the right elements of romance, adventure, suspense and, of course, a happy-ever-after ending, this classicly=told tale is a refreshing change of pace in a world that today is so overwrought with troubles and woe.

As the father of four daughters, J. Lloyd Morgan must have had some special insight to the world he has created in this very special book. It is a enchanting novel guaranteed to please the most finicky princess in the castle, a story for girls, young and old, to enjoy and savor for years to come.

About The Author:

Author J. Lloyd Morgan is an award winning television director. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Communications and a minor in English. Morgan has lived all over the United States, but now resides in North Carolina with his wife and four daughters. He is currently working on a sequel to The Hidden Sun.

Check out his website at www.thehiddensun.com for more information on the book, as well as a few special goodies!

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated for my opinion.

Special thanks to Tristi Pinkston Book Blog Tours for inviting me to participate in this book blog tour!


Liz said...

I'm not quite sure how I got here, but I'm glad I did! First of all, your daughters look like one of mine (my little redhead -- though, since she's about to be a senior in high school, not so little anymore!) This book sounds like one that all 3 of my girls will like, so I'm going to pass on the recommendation.

I'm reading my own "sun" book, "Sun of gOd," by Gregory Sams, though this has a spiritual bent, looking at our universe in the light of a conscious Sun. It's definitely non-fiction, but has many thought-provoking insights.
After all, there's nothing more important to our existence than the Sun! It's taking a new look at the true light of our life.

Happy reading!

J Lloyd Morgan said...

Thank you for the kind words, Sharon. I'm always happy to hear when someone has enjoyed reading the book as much as I did writing it. You were spot on that my daughters were the inspiration for book, though I've found adults have liked it as much, if not more, than the youth. I wish you the best of success with your future endeavors!

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Sharon what a wonderful review and a wonderful sounding book!

Diana said...

Hi Sharon! I guess I missplaced your email. Send me a message so we can "talk" about our Texas giveaway.