BLOG TOUR | The Crow Rider by Kalyn Josephson

The thrilling conclusion to the epic Storm Crow duology that follows a fallen princess as she tries to bring back the magical elemental crows taken from her people, perfect for readers who want fantasy books for teens.

Thia, her allies, and her crow, Res, are planning a rebellion to defeat Queen Razel and Illucia once and for all. Thia must convince the neighboring kingdoms to come to her aid, and Res’s show of strength is the only thing that can help her.

But so many obstacles stand in her way. Res excels at his training, until he loses control of his magic, harming Thia in the process. She is also pursued by Prince Ericen, heir to the Illucian throne and the one person she can’t trust but can’t seem to stay away from.

As the rebel group prepares for war, Res’s magic grows more unstable. Thia has to decide if she can rely on herself and their bond enough to lead the rebellion and become the crow rider she was meant to be.


Welcome to The Crow Rider Blog Tour, Wayfaring friends! Firstly, my apologies for the delay in getting this posted – I was unwell and couldn’t manage it before now. I hope you still check out the rest of the bloggers and follow the tour (linked below). Secondly, I must say, this may be my top fantasy duology of 2020 – even if The Storm Crow released last year…. Kalyn Josephson has crafted a beautiful and empowering storyline in Thia’s journey to restore the crows to her home and defeat the monstrous queen who is bent on destroying their way of life. There was so much happening in this book and I Could. Not. Put. It. Down! I really identified with Thia in a way I haven’t in many other fantasy stories. You see, she, alongside several other characters, battles depression and sometimes it gets the better of her, but she never lets it get her down for long. Even when she is mid-journey and has several successes behind her, there are times that sneaky snake coils around her; however, she learns to send it away and reclaim her mind. Though it’s not easy. I haven’t seen very many stories with this rep, and it’s an important one to include as there are so many who suffer with it. The rep throughout the duology is pretty inclusive! I loved reading about all the different characters and their preferences.

Another thing in The Crow Rider I loved is the amount of forgiveness and trust Thia exhibits. She is a kind, yet fierce soul. She, quite obviously, would go to the ends of the earth for those she loves and it makes her a hell of a character. Even all this time after reading her adventure, I am a bit sensitive from it because I loved it that much! I highly recommend you pick this up as soon as you can because it’s equal amounts heartwarming, adventure, and magic. Phenomenal read!


The Important Bits

Title: The Crow Rider

Author: Kalyn Josephson

Genre: Fantasy

Publication Date: 1st August 2020

Page Count: 352

Publisher: Sourcefire Books

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42374300-the-crow-rider 

Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Crow-Rider-Storm/dp/1492672963  


Author Information

Kalyn Josephson is a fantasy writer living the California Bay Area. She loves books, cats, books with cats, and making up other worlds to live in for a while. THE STORM CROW is her debut novel.

Website: http://kalynjosephson.com 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/kalynjospehson  

Instagram: http://instagram.com/kalynmjosephson 


Tour Schedule

Follow the tour ->

Monday 27th July

Kat’s Reading Corner

Laura’s Bookish Corner

Tuesday 28th July

Library of Books and Tea

A Backwards Story

Wednesday 29th July

Northern Plunder

Uptown Oracle

Thursday 30th July

I Am Book Mad

Jazzy Book Reviews

Friday 31st July

Phannie the Ginger Bookworm

The Writer’s Alley

Saturday 1st August

Rambling Mads

Donna’s Book Blog

Sunday 2nd August

The Wayfaring Bibliomaniac

Moonlight Rendezvous

Monday 3rd August

Amy’s Bookish Life

Onemused

Tuesday 4th August

Princess of Ink

Library Looter

Wednesday 5th August

The Reader’s Corner

Paragraphs and Pages

Thursday 6th August

Books with Ben

A Daydreamer’s Thoughts

Friday 7th August

The Pewter Wolf

Levicorpvs Blog

Saturday 8th August

Hollibrary Books

Books and Lemon Squash

Sunday 9th August

PowisAmy

Thanks for reading and enjoy the rest of your week! Massive thank you to Faye Rogers for including me in this tour xx

xx Mere – The Wayfaring Bibliomaniac

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