Tuesday, July 25, 2023

BLOG TOUR: The Genes of Isis by Justin Newland

Welcome to the Official Blog Tour for Historical Fantasy Author Justin Newland's The Genes of ISIS. Today, on our tour stop, we have a review and a tour-wide giveaway to share! So... Be sure to check it out and grab your copy TODAY! Follow the tour HERE.

Historical Fatnasy
Publish Date:
May 21, 2018

Akasha is a precocious young girl with dreams of motherhood. She lives in a fantastical world where most of the oceans circulate in the aquamarine sky waters.

Before she was born, the Helios, a tribe of angels from the sun, came to Earth to deliver the Surge, the next step in the evolution of an embryonic human race. Instead they spawned a race of hybrids and infected humanity with a hybrid seed.

Horque manifests on Earth with another tribe of angels, the Solarii, to rescue the genetic mix-up and release the Surge.

Akasha embarks on a journey from maiden to mother and from apprentice to priestess then has a premonition that a great flood is imminent. All three races – humans, hybrids and Solarii – face extinction.

With their world in crisis, Akasha and Horque meet, and a sublime love flashes between them. Is this a cause of hope for humanity and the Solarii? Or will the hybrids destroy them both? Will anyone survive the killing waters of the coming apocalypse?


Praise for The Genes of ISIS

“The novel is creative, sophisticated, brilliant! I couldn’t ask for a more Egyptian-esque book!” —Lauren, Books Beyond the Story

“The book is exquisitely written, with good characterization and a compelling plot… Thoroughly recommended.” —Jennifer’s Reviews  


**About the Author**
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Justin Newland’s novels represent an innovative blend of genres from historical adventure to supernatural thriller and magical realism. His stories explore the themes of war and religion, and speculate on the human’s spiritual place in the universe.

Undeterred by the award of a Doctorate in Mathematics from Imperial College, London, he conceived his debut novel, The Genes of Isis (Matador, 2018), an epic fantasy set under Ancient Egyptian skies.

The historical thriller, The Old Dragon’s Head (Matador, 2018), is set in Ming Dynasty China in the shadows of the Great Wall.

The Coronation (Matador, 2019) was another historical adventure and speculates on the genesis of the most important event in the modern world – the Industrial Revolution.

The Abdication (Matador, 2021) is a supernatural thriller in which a young woman confronts her faith in a higher purpose and what it means to abdicate that faith.

His work in progress is a two-book series, The Island of Angels. Set in the Elizabethan era, it’s an epic tale of England’s coming of age. The Mark of the Salamander (to be published September 2023) takes us across the open seas of discovery with Sir Francis Drake while The Midnight of Eights culminates the series with the repulse of the Spanish Armada.

Author, speaker and broadcaster, Justin appears on LitFest panels, gives talks to historical associations and libraries and enjoys giving radio interviews and making podcasts.

Born three days before the end of 1953, he lives with his partner in plain sight of the Mendip Hills in Somerset, England.

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*My Thoughts*

Note: This review contains NO spoilers

Again! Author Justin Newland intrigued and kept me engaged into another historical mythological fantasy... and with a sci-fi twist. The Genes of Isis has a dramatic start and continued to captivate and immerse me into ancient Egypt and its mythology. What also fascinated me was the biblical elements throughout the book. With all these captivating elements, I really had to focus (sometimes, go back pages) on all the intricacies of the characters and all the other fantastical elements intertwined in the novel to get the full impact of the creative and vivid world the author created.

The Genes of Isis was an intense, imaginative, and enjoyable read. It is, by no means, a quick read, especially since historical fiction is not a genre I read very often. But, Justin Newland's writing is compelling, sophisticated, and brilliant that readers "travels" through time in his novels.

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***The Giveaway***

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  1. Hi Jasmine, great to stop by on your blog and read your kind thoughts about my novel, The Genes of Isis. Thanks, Justin.

    1. Thank you for stopping by! It was absolutely my pleasure to have the opportunity to read and review! Looking forward to more...