Today I have a special feature. A blog tour stop celebrating this week’s release of The Sand Prince by Kim Alexander. I received a copy of this book from NetGalley and had to jump at the opportunity to participate in the tour. It’s been way too long since I’ve read a great, original fantasy story. If that’s something you’re looking for too, then you’re going to need to give this one a read.
About the Book
“When the storm came, it was made of magic, not rain, and when it had passed, the life and the city Hellne knew were changed forever.” In Kim Alexander’s debut novel she weaves a witty, epic fantasy brimming with diverse characters and plenty of intrigue.
On the war-ravaged demon world of Eriis, Hellne, the fierce young queen, fights to keep her people alive, and to keep her son’s parentage a secret.
On the green and gentle human world of Mistra, the demons have faded into myth. Only a handful of old men and children still guard The Door between the worlds.
Bound by magic
Rhuun, the Prince of Eriis, uncovers a sultry book written by a human, sparking an obsession with the other world. When he is forced to flee Eriis, he must travel through The Door or pay the price in blood.
Divided by a door
The humans of Mistra are not what Rhuun was expecting—and one insufferable young woman in particular is about to find out that the demons of Eriis are not mythological after all . . .
As you can likely guess from the blurb, this is a dynamic book with a lot going on. It covers two dimensions, countless incredible characters, and an epic storyline that is sure to span into a fantastic series. The world building is what really brought this story to life for me because even though there’s still a lot to learn about the main characters, the world is so unlike anything else I’ve ever read, and that’s what had me continuously turning pages. I’d love for the chance to escape from reality for a day or so and explore Eriis, though probably with an escort to show me the ropes!
Easily a four star read, and highly recommended for any fantasy fans. You’ll find elements that call back to all kinds of classic fantasy stories, with writing that is easy to plow through and a great fit for modern readers.
About the Author
Kim Alexander grew up in the wilds of Long Island, NY and slowly drifted south until she reached Key West. After spending ten undocumented years in the Keys, she moved to Washington DC, where she lives with two cats, an angry fish, and her extremely patient husband.
THE SAND PRINCE is Kim’s debut novel and begins the fantasy series THE DEMON DOOR.