WELCOME to the first stop on the Reign the Earth blog tour!
In case you didn’t already know, Reign the Earth is about Shaila, a daughter of the desert who is hoping to achieve peace for her people by becoming Queen of the Bonelands. Upon her arrival she comes into her powers over the Earth, which she must hide from her husband, Calix, who is determined to eliminate the Elementae, people who can control the elements.
We were asked “Which strong woman would you choose to help you REIGN THE EARTH?” I decided to choose two literary characters, Alanna of Trebond and Zoya Nazyalensky.
We all have that one book that changed our life and for me it was Alanna by Tamora Pierce. I guess you could say Alanna was my true introduction to YA before it was even YA. I was about 12 years old when I read the book and I was in complete awe of Alanna’s determination and courage to become a knight regardless of her gender. I became more aware of what it meant to persevere and follow my dreams (though let’s be honest my dreams to be a veterinarian didn’t last long). I know Alanna would make a great friend and ally with her skills as a mage and sword.
Even though Zoya Nazyalensky, a powerful Squaller, comes off arrogant, ambitious, and is a bitch to Alina in Shadow and Bone, she improves a lot throughout the series. She proves herself to be loyal and trustworthy friend. I love her even more when she makes an appearance in Crooked Kingdom! She is a force to be reckoned with and I would be lucky to have her on my side.
1 lucky winner will win a signed hardcover copy of Reign the Earth! (US/CAN only)
Be sure to visit the other blogs on the tour!