Blog Tour| Review| Giveaway {The Immortal Heights by Sherry Thomas}

Posted October 15, 2015 by Liza in Blog Tour, Giveaways, Reviews / 4 Comments

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Guys, guys, guys!  I’m beyond excited to participate in the blog tour for Sherry Thomas’ The Immortal Heights.  This is the last book of her Elemental trilogy and I absolutely adore this series.  My love for these books and for Titus knows no bounds and this was the perfect ending.  How amazingly beautiful are these covers too!  Check out the series:

About Book One

The Burning SkyTitle: THE BURNING SKY

Author: Sherry Thomas

Release Date: September 17, 2013

Pages: 464

Publisher: Balzer + Bray

Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, Audiobook

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It all began with a ruined elixir and a bolt of lightning.

Iolanthe Seabourne is the greatest elemental mage of her generation—or so she’s been told. The one prophesied for years to be the savior of The Realm. It is her duty and destiny to face and defeat the Bane, the most powerful tyrant and mage the world has ever known. This would be a suicide task for anyone, let alone a reluctant sixteen-year-old girl with no training.

Guided by his mother’s visions and committed to avenging his family, Prince Titus has sworn to protect Iolanthe even as he prepares her for their battle with the Bane. But he makes the terrifying mistake of falling in love with the girl who should have been only a means to an end. Now, with the servants of the tyrant closing in, Titus must choose between his mission—and her life.

The Burning Sky—the first book in the Elemental Trilogy—is an electrifying and unforgettable novel of intrigue and adventure.

Book Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t66JoF3foF8

 

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About Book Two

Title: THE PERILOUS SEA

Author: Sherry Thomas

Release Date: September 16, 2014

Pages: 414

Publisher: Balzer + Bray

Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, Audiobook

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After spending the summer away from each other, Titus and Iolanthe (still disguised as Archer Fairfax) are eager to return to Eton College to resume their training to fight the Bane. Although no longer bound to Titus by a blood oath, Iolanthe is more committed than ever to fulfilling her destiny—especially with the agents of Atlantis quickly closing in.

Soon after arriving at school, though, Titus makes a shocking discovery, one that makes him question everything he previously believed about their mission. Faced with this devastating realization, Iolanthe is forced to come to terms with her new role, while Titus must choose between following his mother’s prophecies—and forging a divergent path to an unknowable future.

 

 

About Book Three

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Title: THE IMMORTAL HEIGHTS

Author: Sherry Thomas

Release Date: October 13, 2015

Pages: 432

Publisher: Balzer + Bray

Formats: Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook

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In a pursuit that has spanned continents, Iolanthe, Titus, and their friends have always managed to remain one step ahead of the forces of Atlantis. But now the Bane, the monstrous tyrant who bestrides the entire mage world, has issued his ultimatum: Titus must hand over Iolanthe, or watch as his entire realm is destroyed in a deadly rampage. Running out of time and options, Iolanthe and Titus must act decisively to deliver a final blow to the Bane, ending his reign of terror for good.

However, getting to the Bane means accomplishing the impossible—finding a way to infiltrate his crypt in the deepest recesses of the most ferociously guarded fortress in Atlantis. And everything is only made more difficult when new prophecies come to light, foretelling a doomed effort….

Iolanthe and Titus will put their love and their lives on the line. But will it be enough?

With The Immortal Heights, Sherry Thomas brings the acclaimed Elemental Trilogy to its breathtaking conclusion.

 

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Review

I’m not sure I can express my love for this series (and Titus) in any coherent way that might do it justice.  The previous two books in Thomas’ Elemental series –  The Burning Sky and The Perilous Sea – are absolutely brilliant.  You know how in a series there is a book that you love more than the others?  No such thing for this series, they are all equally amazing and my love for it just grows and grows.

I read devoured Immortal Heights as soon as it became available in EW back in May and since then my mind keeps wondering to the plot, to the characters, the perfect conclusion.  I have recommended the series to everyone that cares to listen. So go on and start reading it now!

“His eyes met hers. He was afraid – she knew this because he did not hide his fear from her – but beyond the fear was an unbreakable will.  All his life he had prepared for toil, peril, and the ultimate sacrifice.”

The Immortal Heights is utter perfection. I will not ruin the story for you, especially if you haven’t read it yet, but let me just tell you what I loved it about it the most:

The characters are incredible.  Not only the main characters – Titus and Iolanthe are truly outstanding, but also all the cast.  Titus is a true prince among young men, he has prepared for years for what is to come. He’s brilliant, brave, protective, tender, and not afraid to love and be loved, even if he has no faith that he will be alive after bringing Atlantis down.  Can you tell I love him?  (Don’t tell Iolanthe or she might electrocute me!)  Iolanthe has grown a lot since she first met Titus at the begging of the series, not only on power and knowledge, but in character and her belief in doing what’s right as well.

The Romance – Yep. I know I just wrote about Titus and Iolanthe, but the romance deserves its own separate entry.  Their relationship is so sweet.  They aren’t afraid to express their feelings, to acknowledge the great danger they’re in, to show their fears, to strive to make each other happy.  *be still my heart*

“You should have been putting up shield for yourself,” he admonished her as they flew higher. “How many times have I told you not to bother with me?”…

“Have you forgotten that there is no Chosen One?  You are no less important than me in this – or anything else.”

“I have not forgotten that.” He took her wrist and kissed the back of her hand. “I speak not for the mission, but for myself.”

She sighed. “And what am I going to do without you?”

The world building – Of course, by the third book we know a lot about the magic, the elements, the setting, but in The Immortal Heights we get to see other places, especially Atlantis.  Titus and Iolanthe live in a magical domain that sits in the real world of the 1800s. A bit historical, a lot of magic!

The Plot – This last book starts slower, but then it’s a tornado of action, direction and misdirection. A lot of unexpected things happen in this one and it kept me on my toes the whole time!  Some might find the ending too perfect, but after all the turmoil, suffering, and sacrifice, I say they deserve every bit of happiness!

“All he wanted was for her to come through unscathed – to have a wonderful life, surrounded by love and laughter. All he wanted was a single hope to light his way, when all ambition and courage had failed.”

Overall?  Go start this series as soon as you can.  

About Sherry

Sherry_Thomas_Author_Photo_72dpiSherry Thomas is one of the most acclaimed romance authors working today. Her books regularly receive starred reviews from trade publications and are frequently found on best-of-the-year lists. She is also a two-time winner of Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA® Award.

English is Sherry’s second language—she has come a long way from the days when she made her laborious way through Rosemary Roger’s Sweet Savage Love with an English-Chinese dictionary. She enjoys digging down to the emotional core of stories. And when she is not writing, she thinks about the zen and zaniness of her profession, plays computer games with her sons, and reads as many fabulous books as she can find.

Sherry’s next book, The Immortal Heights volume three of her young adult fantasy trilogy, will be available fall 2015.

Author photo by the lovely and talented Jennifer Sparks Harriman at Sparks Studio.

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Giveaway

For First Place US Only:

1 winner will receive. The Burning Sky, The Perilous Sea, The Immortal Heights, and a handmade solid lotion bar and some homemade face scrubs, plus a burning sky bag. US Only

Runners Up US Only

2 winners will receive The Burning Sky, The Perilous Sea, and The Immortal Heights. US Only
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Visit the Rest of the Tour!

Week One:

10/5/2015- Reading Teen– Review

10/6/2015- City of Books– Interview

10/7/2015- Fiction Fare– Review

10/8/2015- The Eater of Books!– Guest Post

10/9/2015- Fall Into Books Review

Week Two:

10/12/2015- Carina’s Books– Interview

10/13/2015- Nicks Book Blog– Review

10/14/2015- Fiktshun– Guest Post

10/15/2015- Reading with ABC– Review

10/16/2015- Two Chicks on Books– Interview

 

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4 responses to “Blog Tour| Review| Giveaway {The Immortal Heights by Sherry Thomas}

  1. Kim

    I’ve read the first two books, but haven’t had a chance to read the last one. It will be interesting to see how it ends.

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