Friday, February 28, 2020

BLOG TOUR: The Killing Fog by Jeff Wheeler


Welcome to the Official Blog Tour for The Killing Fog, the first title in The Grave Kingdom series, by the bestselling author Jeff Wheeler! Today, on our tour stop, we have an exclusive excerpt AND a tour-wide giveaway to share! So... Be sure to check it out and pre-order your copy now! Follow the tour, HERE!


Genre:
New Adult
Fantasy/Adventure
Series:
The Grave Kingdom, #1
Publish Date:
March 1, 2020
Publisher:
47North

Synopsis:
The Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Kingfountain series conjures an epic, adventurous world of ancient myth and magic as a young woman’s battle with infinite evil begins.

Survivor of a combat school, the orphaned Bingmei belongs to a band of mercenaries employed by a local ruler. Now the nobleman, and collector of rare artifacts, has entrusted Bingmei and the skilled team with a treacherous assignment: brave the wilderness’s dangers to retrieve the treasures of a lost palace buried in a glacier valley. But upsetting its tombs has a price.

Echion, emperor of the Grave Kingdom, ruler of darkness, Dragon of Night, has long been entombed. Now Bingmei has unwittingly awakened him and is answerable to a legendary prophecy. Destroying the dark lord before he reclaims the kingdoms of the living is her inherited mission. Killing Bingmei before she fulfills it is Echion’s.

Thrust unprepared into the role of savior, urged on by a renegade prince, and possessing a magic that is her destiny, Bingmei knows what she must do. But what must she risk to honor her ancestors? Bingmei’s fateful choice is one that neither her friends nor her enemies can foretell, as Echion’s dark war for control unfolds. 



     
  

*Excerpt*
Despite the danger the staff posed, it was too valuable to be left behind.
With help from Zhuyi and Mieshi, the boat was soon ready to depart. Bingmei hastened aboard, willing her mentor to run faster. She watched as Kunmia sprinted through the grass, the fog rising like a wall behind her, blocking the view of everything beyond it.
The young man was working the mast, trying to catch some wind to propel them away. Kunmia reached the boat and jumped onto the deck, her landing causing it to rock wildly. Marenqo had brought the fisherman’s dead body aboard as well.
The young man worked at the mast alone, for no one else knew what to do. It seemed they wouldn’t it make it, but then the sail bulged as it captured a breeze. The boat lurched away from the quay. Kunmia was breathing fast, gripping the staff, staring at the fog as it drifted over the water. When the last of the artifact’s magic dried up, the fog would be blind to them again. They would be safe.
But not without a cost. The fisherman had fallen. And so had Lieren, one of the warriors who had come to rescue Bingmei from her grandfather’s quonsuun.
Bingmei felt part of her heart harden as she watched the fog dissipate. The staff finally went dark, the magic winking out, and Kunmia Suun bowed her head. She did not weep, only clenched her hands tightly around the staff and its awful burden.
But Bingmei could smell the pungent grief roiling inside her master.
Copyright © 2020 by Jeff Wheeler

Praise for THE KILLING FOG

“Wheeler (Broken Veil) opens the Grave Kingdom series with this winding tale of valor and sacrifice, set in a realm where using magic summons a heavy fog that kills every living thing it touches. [T]he threat of the fog looming in the background adds atmosphere and tension…This excellent introduction to the prolific Wheeler’s work will appeal to fans of Asian-influenced fantasy.” —Publishers Weekly

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**About the Author**
Photo Content from Jeff Wheeler
Jeff Wheeler took an early retirement from his career at Intel in 2014 to write full-time. He is a husband, father of five, and a devout member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Jeff lives in the Rocky Mountains. His books have been on the Wall Street Journal Bestseller list 5 times (for The Thief’s Daughter, The King’s Traitor, The Hollow Crown, The Silent Shield, and Prism Cloud) and have sold more than 4 million copies. His novels have also been published or will be published in many languages: Italian, Chinese, Hungarian, Turkish, Polish, Spanish, Russian, and German.

He is also the founder of Deep Magic: the E-zine of Clean Fantasy and Science Fiction (www.deepmagic.co), a quarterly e-zine featuring amazing short stories, novellas, and sample chapters.

You can usually find Jeff at Emerald City Comic Con, New York Comic Con or at writers conferences.

He welcomes hearing from readers: jgwheels /at/ gmail dot com

Stay connected with Jeff Wheeler
     

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