This is my post during the blog tour for A Light in the Window by Dan Lutts. In A Light in the Window a tough-minded girl flees from a politically arranged marriage while the insulted suitor chases after her, but an unexpected attack by brigands leaves her alone in a strange countryside with as seriously wounded boy.
This blog tour is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours and the tour runs from 21 October till 10 November. You can see the tour schedule here.
By Dan Lutts
Age category: Young Adult
Release Date: 21 October 2022
ALYSE DEJUNE FLED Caldon to avoid becoming a pawn in her matriarchâ€™s attempt to have the Dejunes remain a powerful First Family among their noblesse allies. She intends to seek refuge at her uncleâ€™s legionary camp deep within the forest-covered wilderness of The Marches while he tries to patch things up between her and their matriarch. But even the best of plans can go awry, and Alyseâ€™s does when she is captured by brigands. She believes they intend to hold her for ransom but soon learns they have a worse fate in store for her.
RILL LARKIN FINALLY achieved his lifelong goal of becoming a mage even though he alienated his family and his best friend in the process. Now a mage serving the powerful Estati Family, he is part of a search party that intends to find Alyse and bring her back to Caldonâ€”by force, if necessary. But Rill didnâ€™t anticipate having to deal with a band of brigands who vastly outnumber his small group of pursuers or with a brigand leader who loathes the Dejunes. Those miscalculation have horrible, life-threatening consequences for Rill.
Charm Wars by Dan Lutts
â€œWelcome to Caldon, a land of mages and magic, where the noblesse possess massive political and magical power and destroy anyone who threatens the noblesse way of lifeâ€”especially the commoners.â€
Dan Lutts, the author of Charm Wars, was brought up in Quincy, Massachusetts, and began addictively reading Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman comic books at an early age, much to his mother’s distress. In junior high school, he switched to reading science fiction novels. While in high school and college, he wrote science fiction short stories.
Dan taught history and archaeology in high school for ten years. After being laid off because of budget cuts, he used his love of writing to retrain and became a software technical editor and writer. He worked for several computer companies, taught technical writing at the college level, and worked as a freelance writer.
Dan loves to read and has varied tastes, including Young Adult, historical fiction, mysteries, 18th-century sea epics, and history. He especially enjoys Young Adult fiction and decided to try his hand at it. Charm Wars, Danâ€™s first novel, is the result.
Dan lives in rural Maine with his wife, Lisa. When heâ€™s not working or writing, Dan can be found reading, making and shooting medieval arrows with his longbow, or playing with his dog and two catsâ€”all rescue animals.
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