Monday, June 16, 2014

Brian G. Michaud - The Road to Nyn - Review & Giveaway

About the Book

In a land where magic is outlawed, a young boy is living a double life. Although Kay is training to be a knight, he has been secretly studying the forbidden ways of magic with Alamin, a powerful but eccentric wizard.

After passing of the Trial of the Rings and being raised to squirehood, Kay has decided to tell Alamin that he is going to leave his magical studies behind. And why not? Kay hasn’t ever cast a spell without something going seriously wrong–like the random appearance of frogs or hungry wolves–besides, Kay could be banished from the kingdom just for associating with Alamin.

Kay’s plans are quickly obliterated when a horde of goblins attacks his village and captures his family and friends. Now, with his home lying in ruins, everything has changed. Along with Alamin and Felix, a self-serving kleptomaniac sprite, Kay embarks on an adventure that takes him across the Kingdom of Gaspar and into the dark and treacherous caves of the Goblin Realm. What Kay doesn’t realize is that his journey is leading him on a collision course with the Lord of Nyn – a being so powerful that none dare face him...not even Alamin himself!

My Review

Ah, a book that promises to take me on a mythical quest. Sign me up! Just looking at the cover of A ROAD TO NYN, I knew I was in for a rollicking good time. Guide me through an enchanted forest any day, Brian Michaud. I'm game, especially when there's a hearty banquet waiting for me at the end inside a dyad's tree. But I don't want to get ahead of myself here. There's a lot that goes on before the feast. A pissed off mermaid for being pranked with red hair dye. A bewitched elven warrior chick whose loyalties are unknowingly compromised. A castle floating in midair that stops, waiting for you to get on like an amusement park ride. You get the drift. This road ain't for the faint of heart. Only the strong survive.

And thank goodness, we have Kay as our resident champion. He's willing to do whatever it takes to rescue his parents and sister, not to mention his entire town, from a goblin prison camp. He'll walk until his feet fall off and meet a lot of interesting characters along the way. Some who mean him harm, and some who wish to help. The key is finding out who's who. Even donning the Helm of Truth, sometimes Kay can't tell the difference. Not all is as it seems in the land of Nyn when there's a Dark Lord looking to turn every fact into a lie.

But he perseveres from steep mountain cliffs to the bottom of a lake, no place is safe, not even the underside of a waterfall. Danger lurks around every corner. Mostly because there's some fantastical creature living there from shape-shifting fairy sprites to cloaked and scaly lizards.

You will never forget your journey to Nyn. Your mind will venture back there long after reading. Trust me, you'll want to return whenever you can - because it's a world where anything is possible. And in the end, I think that's what every reader's really looking for.


The Road to Nyn can be purchased at:

Prices/Formats: $0.99 ebook, $8.99 paperback
Pages: 266
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Release: November 2013
Publisher: self-published
ISBN: 9781493545551
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About the Author

Brian G. Michaud lives in a small town in Massachusetts with his wife, Kim. When he is not reading or writing books, he can be found teaching music at a local elementary school or rocking out on guitar with the band, Too Loud.

Links to connect with Brian:
Web Site
Facebook (author)
Facebook (book)
Blog Tour Site

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  1. Hello Victoria,
    Thank you for your riveting review of The Road to Nyn. It made me want to go back and read it again! My favorite books have always been those that take me to a faraway place or time, so I strove to create that for the readers in The Road to Nyn.
    I'm glad that you want to return to Kay's world - I do too. When I finished the story, I immediately realized that, though their adventure was complete, there was so much more to learn about Kay and his companions. I'm happy to say that I’m almost finished with the first draft of the second book and hope to release it by the end of the year.

  2. Victoria, I'm glad that you got so caught up in the world of Nyn! And great news above ^^^^ there is more to come :) Thanks for the review!