Today’s Author Spotlight is on Adam J Nicolai, one of our incredibly talented host authors for the Kindle Fire 7 & $100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway! By leaving a comment on this post, you will receive 1 Bonus Entry. You must enter the Giveaway to receive your 1 Bonus Entry. Enter Giveaway Here
Adam writes in a wide range of genres, including horror, thriller, suspense, and fantasy.
Adam’s book “Children of a Broken Sky,” which is included on the winner’s Kindle, is an epic fantasy and a fascinating read. Here’s a look at the blurb:
The peasants called it “The Storm.”
On a cold autumn morning seven years ago, the sky exploded with silent lightning. In its wake, everything changed.
Now the sun rises in the south, if it rises at all. Animals go mad. Crops ripen and die overnight. The Church – a body of miracle-workers who can heal the sick and walk through fire – warns that God’s final judgment is at hand.
The world will soon end.
Now, stories tell of men that speak with beasts and peasants who work their own miracles. The Church decries these heretics, hunting them like animals and demanding the same of the faithful.
In a remote village, a small group of childhood friends are caught in the crossfire. Accused of heresy by the Church and sentenced to death, they escape their village as it burns behind them.
But some may find hope.
Their Church hunts them. A cursed world assails them. To survive, one of them will learn the true meaning of her beliefs; another, that some portents can be deceiving. But only one revelation has a chance to save them:
That they are not forsaken. They have each other.
Bestselling Kindle Suspense author Adam J. Nicolai invites you to a land beneath a broken sky, where sorceries clash with miracles, mountains are crowned with lightning, and conviction can topple empires.
Content: 5 Stars
Tone: 5 Stars
Prose: 4 Stars
Total: 4 Stars
Once of the unique aspects of “Children of a Broken Sky” is that it explores religion in a fantasy world. I love fantasy books that do this. Good fantasy will pull tough topics from the real world and explore them with thought-provoking storytelling. Religion is one of the most important aspects of our world. It affects everyone, is a question that everyone asks themselves multiple times throughout their lives, and is the center of many cultures throughout time. It just makes sense that a fantasy world should have a religion to explore and the same difficult questions of how our world was created and what happens to us after we die, as well as how religion is a foundation for so many, and a struggle for others.
I also found the characters full and relatable. The first pages immediately gripped me with emotion and I was very impressed that Adam was able to bring me into the story emotionally very quickly. Excellently done!
I highly recommend “Children of a Broken Sky” for those looking for a truly thought-provoking fantasy read.
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9 Total Entries! Thank you, Adam!
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