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That dark infinity by Kate Pentecost- Book tour

Hello and welcome to my stop for That dark infinity by Kate Pentecost! Thank you, Tbr and beyond tours for this opportunity!

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Publishing date: October 19th, 2021
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By night, the Ankou is a legendary, permanently young mercenary. By day, a witch’s curse leaves him no more than bones. Caught in an unending cycle of death and resurrection, the Ankou wants only to find the death that has been prophesied for him, especially once he begins to rot while he’s still alive….
After the kingdom of Kaer-Ise is sacked, Flora, loyal handmaiden to the princess, is assaulted and left for dead. As the sole survivor of the massacre, Flora wants desperately to find the princess she served. When the Ankou agrees to help her find the princess, and to train her in exchange for her help in breaking his curse, she accepts. But how can she kill an immortal? Especially one whom she is slowly growing to understand—and maybe even to love?
Together, they will solve mysteries, battle monsters, break curses, and race not only against time, but against fate itself.

TW: rape (off screen), PTSD, death, blood

The Ankou is a young mercenary, cursed to never die. By night he’s able to fight against demons, witches, kelpies and all kind of monsters, but, by day, he becomes bones and he’s trapped, between life and death, unable to move on and to find peace. Flora is the only survivor of the kingdom of Kaer-Ise. Assaulted and left for dead, she’s saved by the Ankou and desperate to find the princess she served and loved, they strike a deal. The Ankou will help her find the princess and train her in combat and Flora will aid him in breaking his curse, following a strange prophecy. But nothing is simple and they will face battle, eagles, solve mysteries and illnesses, while their bond strengthen and threaten everything.

I absolutely LOVED reading That dark infinity! The story is very original and it captured my attention right away. The book is a wonderful and thrilling fantasy, mixing witches and curses, all kind of monsters, political battles, PTSD, falling in love, family’s expectations, society’s expectations and so much more. The characterization is very good, the book is focused on three characters: the Ankou, Flora and Atonais, the prophecy’s protagonists and each of them is facing struggles, expectations, personal journeys.

The Ankou is a brilliant character, weighed down by his past, traumas and loves and his inability to actually die and find peace. His meeting with Flora gives him hope to find a real solution, even though it brings more that he and Flora expected, when he starts to rot while awake and alive. Flora, on the other hand, lived all her life believing in her goddess, in virtue and purity, serving and loving his princess, but when her kingdom is attacked and destroyed and she’s assaulted, she struggles with her traumas, fears and lost hopes. Travelling with the Ankou gives her a new purpose, battling monsters, looking for a way to save him, helping Atonais, all while still looking for her lost princess, hoping for the best. Atonais is a lightning mage, shunned by his family because different, by the other magicians, because he mixes magic and sciences and he’s the third member of this weird group. In their journey, looking for answers, a cure and a lost temple, the Ankou, then called Lazarus, Flora and Atonais grow, change and becoming more and more confident of themselves, creating a peculiar bond with each other, made of loyalty, love and adventure.

The worldbuilding is fascinating, a world where curses and monsters exist, where people call a mercenary to help them fight monsters and diseases, where unicorns and maidens share a bond, ghouls wander, lost temples and gods live and where love can save and complicate everything. It’s a book about sacrifice, love, loyalty and healing, it’s a journey Lazarus, Flora and Atonais have to take, while healing, finding and embracing themselves and each other. I liked how the author talked about traumas and losses, how her characters face and learn, with time, to accept them and not to let their traumas define them. I also loved the slow burn, friends to lovers and the way it didn’t slow or weigh down the story, it was really well integrated and spontaneous. The relationships between characters, both between the main ones and with the side ones, are well written and realistic.

The plot is full of twists, discoveries, battles, monsters and I loved everything. In a race against time and fate, these characters are brilliant, clever and brave. I devoured this book and I absolutely loved it. I definitely recommend it to everyone!

Kate Pentecost was born and raised on the Texas/Louisiana border, where ghosts and rural legends lurk in the pines and nothing is completely as it seems.
She holds an MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She was recently nominated for a Rhysling award for her poem “Small Town Witches.”
Her debut novel, Elysium Girls, is forthcoming from Disney Hyperion in 2020 in print and audio formats.
She is obsessed with the Romantic Poets and can be identified by the enormous tattoo of Percy Bysshe Shelley on her arm. She lives in Houston.
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Go check the tour schedule here:

https://tbrandbeyondtours.com/2021/09/26/tour-schedule-that-dark-infinity-by-kate-pentecost/

Autore:

What you should know about me is: I'm in love with books. I love diving in them, living my heroine's and heroes' adventure, discovering new worlds and characters. I've always loved reading and writing. The idea of creating is thrilling and scary at the same time. 'I'd rather die on an adventure than live standing still."

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