Friday, January 28, 2011

Blog Tour: The Vyne - Daniel Walls - Guest Post

Daniel Walls is here today, as part of his book tour for The Vyne courtesy of Teen Book Scene. You can follow along with the tour here, or click on the banner and it will direct you to the tour details. 

Which authors inspire you?

JRR Tolkien set the tone for the genre of fantasy. In my opinion, The Lord of the Rings trilogy is to fantasy as The Bible is to the Christian church.

Naturally JK Rowling is another source of great inspiration as she truly continued to carry the torch of supreme intelligent writing, delicately woven with wit and thrill.

Michael Crichton’s smart and highly conceptual plots would have never been recognized had he not had such a knack for being able to simply tell a story. His writing was always so visual and his stories seemed to advance chronologically in real-time. In some ways I relate to his writing style more than anyone.

I love your answers, Daniel! These authors are all definitely inspiring! Thank you for being here today!

Some more about the book...

For as long as he can remember, Asher has possessed unexplainable abilities, which his widowed father has forced him to keep hidden. But when an elusive girl named Scar enters his village, Asher's life is forever transformed.

Bound by despair, the teens plot to run away. However, when a mystical medallion finds its way into Asher's hands, they soon learn that running is not an option, it's imperative. Asher is thrust into the pursuit of a legendary treasure, believed to possess the power to save the world from the prophesied apocalypse. And the key to unlocking this power lies within the secret of his curse.

While hunted by dark forces, Asher realizes that Scar has secrets of her own; she is not the girl he thought she was. Time is running out as he struggles to find the strength to let go of his feelings and summon the courage to embrace his destiny.

A chilling, heart-wrenching tale of colliding worlds and forbidden love, The Vyne reinvents steampunk-fantasy for a whole new generation.

(Synopsis taken from Fantastic Fiction.)

Sounds good, eh? ;)

1 comment:

Melissa (i swim for oceans) said...

Love that he's inspired by Tolkien! Who wouldn't be?! I'm definitely looking forward to reading The Vyne :)