Blog Tour – Review & Audio Excerpt: The Sparks by Kyle Prue

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Welcome to my blog tour stop for The Sparks, book one of the Feud Trilogy, by Kyle Prue and narrated by Jon Eric Preston. You can see the rest of the blog tour below!

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Audiobook Cover SparksAudiobook Title: The Sparks
Series: Feud Trilogy, Book One
Author: Kyle Prue
Narrator: Jon Eric Preston
Publisher: Cartwright Publishing⎮2017
Genre: Epic Fantasy
Length: 9 hours 14 minutes
Audio Release Date: Feb. 24, 2017

Honor does not bend. A will of iron does not break. Victory lies within the ashes.
The Vapros, the Taurlum, and the Celerius: three dynasties bound by an ancient promise, and given superhuman abilities to protect the city of Altryon from the dangerous world beyond its walls. The Vapros have the ability to teleport and turn their enemies to ash, the Celerius have super speed and the ability to heal from any wound, the Taurlum have skin like steel and godlike strength. Centuries of petty infighting have turned the families against each other, resulting in a secret war. A powerful emperor now rules over all, as the families have weakened by massive casualties.
Sixteen-year-old Neil Vapros desperately wants to become an assassin, to please his hyper-critical father. After failing his first mission, Neil learns that a sinister new force has awakened. This mysterious new power threatens to shatter the established order and threaten the lives of everyone in Altryon – regardless of their family name or allegiance.

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Review

I knew this fast-paced fantasy was for me from the first chapter. The Sparks has everything you need for the start of an amazing epic fantasy series; internal struggle within a powerful family, an ancient feud between rival families, a power hungry and possibly supremely crazy emperor, a mysterious outside land that few have ventured to. Sign me the hell up!

Immediately I fell in love with the ancient mythos surrounding the powerful families of Altryon. It’s on that true or not, makes complete sense for why the three remaining families (there were originally four) have spent generations fighting each other for power. They’ve been fighting for so long that the true reasons why are basically unknown, except that it has always been this way. So, what do you do when you have three families trying to kill each other? You put a third party in charge of them, say an emperor, and wait for chaos.

The Sparks starts off this series with a bang, literally, forcing the children of these families to come together (for better or worse) in a common revolution and goal. Save themselves, save their families, kill the bastards doing this to them and get the hell out of dodge.

Jon Eric Preston is an amazing narrator. The voices he was able to pull off were incredible and helped shaped the characters I was hearing so well in my mind. His voice gave each character life, a walk, and attitude.

I’m definitely going to be looking forward to the next two books. Consider me hooked.

Rating: 4 stars

The Flames headshot colorAbout the Author

Kyle Prue is an award-winning author, actor, and comedian. Kyle wrote The Sparks: Book 1 of the Feud Trilogy when he was just 16 years old. Kyle has spent the past year on a national book tour visiting over 80 middle and high schools and meeting over 60,000 students. Kyle is now a freshman at the University of Michigan, studying acting and creative writing. He still visits schools and is a keynote speaker at conferences.

Kyle is the founder of Sparking Literacy, a non-profit dedicated to lowering the high school dropout rate by inspiring teens to read, write and follow their dreams.  The Sparks has won numerous national awards including Best YA Fiction awards from: The Florida Authors and Publisher’s Association, the Florida Book Festival, New England Book Festival, Midwest Book Festival, Southern California Book Festival, and the International London Book Festival. Kyle also won an International Moonbeam Award and IndieFab Award for Best Young Author.

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About the Narrator

Jon Eric Preston received his Theatre degree from Florida State University after returning from the London program. He earned top honors narrating in the Dramatic Interpretation category on the Speech and Debate team, and performed professionally in Children’s Theatre companies and did National Tours of A Christmas Carol, Twelfth Night, and Othello.

As a SAG BookPAL and a father reading to his two boys for more than 12 years, moving into the booth to record audiobooks was a natural and joy filled progression.
He is thrilled to be narrating and giving voice to the characters for Kyle Prue’s Feud Trilogy.

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Tour Schedule

May 14: Dab of Darkness

May 15: The Book Junkie Reads YA

May 16: The Literary Apothecary

May 17: The Desert Bibliophile

May 18: Up ‘Til Dawn Book Blog

May 19: Read Day and Night

May 20: Reading for the Stars and Moon

May 21: The Pursuit of Bookishness

May 22: The Literary Apothecary

May 23: Making It Happen

May 24: Lilly’s Book World

May 25: Love Great Reads

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May 26: The Bookworm Lodge

May 27: Blogger Nicole

May 28: A New Look On Books

May 29: The Book Addict’s Reviews

May 30: The Literary Apothecary

May 31: Ronelle Antoinette

Jun. 1: Lomeraniel

Jun. 2: Holed Up In A Book

Jun. 3: A Page to Turn

Jun. 4: Spunky-n-Sassy

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Kyle Prue. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

Join fans of the Feud Series at: www.Facebook.com/FeudTrilogy

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