Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Review & Giveaway: The Hands of Tarot by SM Blooding

Synopsis:  She killed his father.

She imprisoned and beat him.

And now she thinks he’s her trophy.

Synn El’Asim will do almost anything to prove her wrong. But he’s only proving her right.

Queen Nix awakened his Mark of power and inducted him into the House of Wands. She knew what she was doing. The son of the two most powerful Families standing against her is the ultimate prize.

What she didn’t take into consideration was that maybe he was too strong for her.


But the Families aren’t. They’ve been weakened and it’ll take a lot more than one young man with a powerful Mark to take on the Hands of Tarot.

Review:  Steampunk is a relatively new genre for me, but one that I have enjoyed so far.  SM Blooding has continued my interest with her book The Hands of Tarot.  One of the coolest things about steampunk is the worlds the stories take place in.  The Hands of Tarot  does not disappoint in that area.  SM Blooding does a spectacular job of world-building.  She describes Sky City so well that it feels like you are right there with the characters.  There are also some rather interesting and unique characters and animals.

The Hands of Time is action-packed and intense.  You feel like you're part of the drama.  This story is intense.  The action is perfectly paced.  I had trouble putting the book down.  I really felt for Synn from the very beginning.  He goes through so much.  As soon as he gets his mark, he is plunged into one situation after another.  Queen Nix, who is horrifying by the way, pushes Synn to new levels, in more and more diabolical ways.  With the help of friends and family, Synn becomes a strong leader.

The Hands of Time is well done throughout.  Amazon currently has this book for 99 cents if you have a kindle.  You will not be disappointed with what you get for 99 cents when you buy this book.  It's over 400 pages of action and adventure, science and magic.

About the Author:  SM Blooding lives in Colorado with her pet rock, Rockie, and Ms. Jack, who’s a real bird. She’s still learning to play the piano and guitar, which is going marginally better, and for those of you looking for an Arabic update, she has successfully learned one word, “Yalla, people yalla!”

She’s dated vampires, werewolves, sorcerers, weapons smugglers and US Government assassins. Yes. She has stories.

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Suzy Turner said...

Absolutely not! I'm 36 and childless. Although slightly different as we just haven't been able to have them. We have tonnes of friends who have chosen not to have kids and they've gone on to have wonderful lives themselves. The world is over-populated as it is, so it's a good thing that not everyone chooses to go down that route!

SM Blooding said...

Thank you so much for this review! Wow! I'm really glad you liked it!

aatweens said...

Of course not! Not everyone wants children or just can't have them for some particular reason, it doesn't mean they're not normal. They just made different choices from others. Thanks for the chance to win.

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