Welcome The Necromancer’s Daughter: #fantasy #book @Dwallacepeach #NewRelease

I am honored to welcome D. Wallace Peach, a wonderful author who has a new release. I am also sharing my review of the book at the end of this post. One of my favorite authors, Diana conjures a unique world in her novels – a different one in each book. I love her poetic style of writing and her descriptions are vividly exquisite.

She is a poet too!

There are two poems in The Necromancer’s Daughter, and she has shared the second one here with us. It’s an incantation that summons and animates the dead.

Here it goes:

Death seeks what is frail
your blood pooled and bones brittle
eye sockets empty
owls and flies hover, hungry
to consume your flesh
if death is the ice of night
you ride a stray wind
whisper from shores of nothing
dare not let crows comfort you
for I am the cusp
the gate-keeper, dawn-breaker
I lead you back to your bones
meld your blood with mine
rimmed in eagerness and fear
I restore your heart
summon the flame’s ardent breath
which raging seas cannot quell
by blade or infirmity
your apparition 
awakens from your slumber
begone Death’s black wings
for what I know of nature
the beauty of life grows back.

“I hope you enjoyed that. Like the other poem, this one is based on the syllabic form called the choka, but I needed more lines, so I wrote a variation using both forms of the nine-line poem, plus the shorter tanka,” says Diana. The true rules of the syllabic form can be found on Colleen Chesebro’s blog: https://wordcraftpoetry.com. 

Book Blurb:

A healer and dabbler in the dark arts of life and death, Barus is as gnarled as an ancient tree. Forgotten in the chaos of the dying queen’s chamber, he spirits away her stillborn infant, and in a hovel at the meadow’s edge, he breathes life into the wisp of a child. He names her Aster for the lea’s white flowers. Raised as his daughter, she learns to heal death.

Then the day arrives when the widowed king, his own life nearing its end, defies the Red Order’s warning. He summons the necromancer’s daughter, his only heir, and for his boldness, he falls to an assassin’s blade.

While Barus hides from the Order’s soldiers, Aster leads their masters beyond the wall into the Forest of Silvern Cats, a land of dragons and barbarian tribes. She seeks her mother’s people, the powerful rulers of Blackrock, uncertain whether she will find sanctuary or face a gallows’ noose.

Unprepared for a world rife with danger, a world divided by those who practice magic and those who hunt them, she must choose whether to trust the one man offering her aid, the one man most likely to betray her—her enemy’s son.

A healer with the talent to unravel death, a child reborn, a father lusting for vengeance, and a son torn between justice, faith, and love. Caught in a chase spanning kingdoms, each must decide the nature of good and evil, the lengths they will go to survive, and what they are willing to lose.

Meet the author:

A long-time reader, best-selling author D. Wallace Peach started writing later in life when years of working in business surrendered to a full-time indulgence in the imaginative world of books. She was instantly hooked. 

In addition to fantasy books, Peach’s publishing career includes participation in various anthologies featuring short stories, flash fiction, and poetry. She’s an avid supporter of the arts in her local community, organizing and publishing annual anthologies of Oregon prose, poetry, and photography. 

Peach lives in a log cabin amongst the tall evergreens and emerald moss of Oregon’s rainforest with her husband, two owls, a horde of bats, and the occasional family of coyotes.

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 My Review of The Necromancer’s Daughter:

The Necromancer’s Daughter by D. Wallace Peach is a riveting saga of Aster, a still-born royal daughter who was awakened to life by a necromancer and raised with immense love. Peach doesn’t let you breathe and savor the beauty of her exquisite style but builds up the tension with each page, compelling you to keep clutching your emotions and watch how Aster escapes The Red Order, which believes healing death is evil and pursues her even after they had shattered her life, burnt her home, and ripped away her father.

The backdrop and the pictureque winter landscape adds a chilly charm to the challenges faced by Aster. The descriptions are vivid, the friendships exceptional and the kindness exemplary. Peach’s characters stay alive long after you’ve read the last page of her book and the characters in this book stay true to this fact. Can you ever forget Barus, an embodiment of kindness, with a pleasant face but a crooked spine and misshapen hands or lose sight of Teko, the loyal protector of Aster?

Oscillating between his beliefs and intense desire to help Aster, Joreh – the reluctant admirer – gets mired in faith, politics and emotion but he would

 win your heart despite his imperfections. Aster’s mysterious connection to dragons, her will-power and determination to accomplish whatever she thinks is right and her loving heart makes her an endearing protagonist. A female oriented story doesn’t forget to give ample attention to its male characters.

If you enjoy fantasy, if you admire vibrant characters that add to the story, if you like a sonorous style, with a rich vocabulary, this is a perfect book for you. Some magnificent quotes: “The sun surrendered to vermillion clouds and the nightlings flickered between evergreen limbs as they bowed beneath winter’s weight.”
“Sky wept frozen tears for the folly of men, covering their blood as it buried their sins.”
“When dawn pried its fingers through the cracks in her walls”

I am sure you would like to pick up your copy, here are the links:

US: https://www.amazon.com/Necromancers-Daughter-D-Wallace-Peach-ebook/dp/B0B92G7QZX

UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Necromancers-Daughter-D-Wallace-Peach-ebook/dp/B0B92G7QZX

CA: https://www.amazon.ca/Necromancers-Daughter-D-Wallace-Peach-ebook/dp/B0B92G7QZX

AU: https://www.amazon.com.au/Necromancers-Daughter-D-Wallace-Peach/dp/B0B9FY6YZJ

IN: https://www.amazon.in/Necromancers-Daughter-D-Wallace-Peach-ebook/dp/B0B92G7QZX

Thank you. Happy reading!

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113 thoughts on “Welcome The Necromancer’s Daughter: #fantasy #book @Dwallacepeach #NewRelease

  1. Thank you so much for hosting me today, Balroop, and for the wonderful review. I’m honored and can’t hide a little blush at your kind words. I’m so glad you enjoyed the story, the characters, and the prose. Yay! And thanks for sharing the second poem in the book – an incantation with much better results than the first. 😀 I’m delighted to share the weekend with you and your followers. Have a beautiful day.

    1. It’s my pleasure to host such an accomplished author. Diana, I love the way you create a fantastical world and place lovable characters in it. Aster is my favorite character. I am delighted to see that you have shared the review of my latest poetry book at your blog. Thanks for saying so many generous words about my poems. Love and hugs. 🥰

      1. My pleasure, Balroop. I think bloggers/readers will become bored of hearing about my book, so I hope they enjoy learning about my hosts’ books. Your poetry is marvelous and the book is beautiful. ❤ ❤

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by Balroop’s, Priscilla, and for the kind comment. It’s a special honor when a poet finds poetry in my writing. I love that. Have a wonderful weekend, and Happy Reading. 🙂

    1. What a lovely comment, Harmony. I’m glad you enjoyed the poem. Both of the incantations in the story were fun to write if a little creepy. 🙂 Thank you for all your support and for your wonderful review too. I’m delighted to be visiting with Balroop today, and her review started my morning off with a giant smile. Have a beautiful weekend. ❤

    1. Thank you, Colleen! I owe my attempts at syllabic poetry to you. I had to fudge this one a bit to make it work, but still great fun. Thanks so much for stopping by Balroop’s to check out her review. I’m delighted to be visiting with her this weekend. Have a wonderful Saturday and Happy Writing! ❤ ❤

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by Balroop’s, Jacqui, and I’m delighted that you enjoyed the poetry in the book. If there’s an opportunity to include some, I’ll add it. 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend, my friend. Hugs.

    1. Thank you, Kymber! I appreciate your wonderful comment that you’re enjoying the story. I’m delighted to be visiting with Balroop today and loved her review. Have an amazing Saturday. ❤

    1. Thanks so much, Viv, for swinging by Balroop’s and for the wonderful comment. I’m honored to be here and loved her review. It will be wonderful to stop by your place next. See you on Monday!

  2. Another wonderful stop on Diana’s book tour! What a powerful poem. The first line sends shivers up my spine. This is such a great book! I highly recommend it! Thank you for hosting, Balroop and many congrats to Diana!

    1. Thanks so much for the fun comment, Jan. This poem is a bit creepy even though, in the book, it’s effective in raising the dead. Bwa ha ha. I’m just thrilled that you enjoyed the read and I love your enthusiasm. Huge hugs.

    1. Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by Balroop’s, Denise. I know you’ve had a busy week, so your visit is extra appreciated. And I’m so glad you enjoyed the poem. It’s a bit creepy, but that’s what it takes to raise the dead. Hehe. Have a peaceful weekend, my friend. Hugs.

    1. I’m so glad you enjoyed the poem, Liz. A bit dark, but it did the trick in the book. I do like the last few lines as it speaks to me about the resilience of nature and the turning of the seasons. Thanks so much for dropping by Balroop’s and checking out her wonderful review. Hugs..

    1. Thanks so much for the lovely comment, Marje. I’m having a grand old time checking in and it was great to see your name pop up. I’m grateful for Balroop’s help with my tour and look forward to my day with you as well. Have a wonderful weekend!

  3. What a wonderful review!

    Diana, I love these lines,

    “Death seeks what is frail
    your blood pooled and bones brittle
    eye sockets empty
    owls and flies hover, hungry
    to consume your flesh.”

    This morning our hostess saw a coyote waiting for her to come outside with her little dog. It was right across the street staring at her door. Congratulations on your new book.

  4. Thank you so much for stopping by Balroop’s, Marsha. She’s a wonderful host and I just love her review. I hope your travels are continuing with lots of laughs and fun. 🙂 You picked out some creepy lines! I enjoy adding poetry to my books when the story allows for them, and what better opportunity than an incantation for raising the dead. Bwa ha ha. Have a wonderful Sunday. ❤

  5. The touch of poetry (a blog tour hosted by a poet and the poem shared from The Necromancer’s Daughter) makes this quite an experience. Just beautiful! Thank you Balroop for the wonderful review. And Diana… ❤

    1. I knew that sharing the poem on a poet’s blog would be fun, Khaya. I’m glad you enjoyed the poem and Balroop’s amazing review. I’m so honored. Thank you for dropping by and have a beautiful and creative week. Hugs.

  6. I loved this book! It’s my favorite of Diana’s. The poetry she wove into it is beautiful, but I always find her prose lyrical and beautiful, too. An excellent review, Balroop. Congrats to Diana!

    1. Thanks for taking the time to swing by Balroop’s, Mae. I’m delighted that you enjoyed the poetry as well as the prose. As you know from experience, it’s fun to include poetry when there’s good reason. Thanks for checking out Balroop’s excellent review as well. I’ve had a wonderful time visiting with her. Have a great week. 🙂

    1. It was wonderful see your comment, Sue. Balroop is such a gracious host and lovely supporter of our writing community. I’m grateful to have spent the weekend with her. And I’m glad you enjoyed the poem. Have a wonderful week.

  7. Congrats on day 10 of the tour Diana And Balroop- nice post
    It was so fitting that your day of the tour featured a poem from the book because you are such a talented poet!

    1. Thank you, Yvette. I chose to share a poem from the book for exactly that reason. What better place than Balroop’s where her readers are treated to beautiful poetry every week. She’s a lovely poet, and I’m delighted to have spent the weekend with her. Have a great day, my friend. 🙂 (Your book is next on my list).

      1. What? Mine is next ? I am excited and nervous (is it avian friends?)
        Anyhow – I had a super busy last eight weeks and after this week plan on reading your book – balroop’s Mariam’s – and two others – it is in a folder I call “blog friend authors)

        Happy Monday ☀️😊

      1. Yes – multitalented and also kind and cool – ((and we all know that we have enough multitalented folks who are ego filed and often aloof ! – so cheers to a supportive and cool person – may she reap many good fruits from planting all that kindness )

    1. Thanks for swinging by Balroop’s, Teri. I love rich imagery as you know. Every time your reviews mention “lyrical, atmospheric writing”I skedaddle over to Amazon and buy the book… in paperback! Lol. Happy prepping for BMR. I look forward to the fun.

    1. Thanks for the wonderful comment, Jacquie. I loved Balroop’s review (andyours!), and I’m so grateful to you both for reading and sharing your thoughts. I’ve had a great time here at Balroops, sharing some poetry and visiting with her followers. Thanks for stopping by. Huge hugs.

    1. Yay! Thanks for stopping by Balroop’s, Cindy. You’ve been super busy lately, so I hope you get a little downtime soon to rest and breathe, create and read. Have a wonderful week, my friend.

      1. Yes of course. Happy to do so and a good opportunity to see Balroop who I have missed as of late. Oh my it has but I turned a corner and back to my ole self. I love the invitation and will take you upo on it. xo 😇🙏🏼🥰

    1. Thank you so much, Lisa, for stopping by Balroop’s and for the wonderful comment. You started my morning with a happy dance, even before the coffee kicked in. If you pick up the book, I hope you enjoy the story. Have a beautiful day. 🙂

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