For Immediate Release
May 25, 2012
48 Date Blog Tour Announced and Cover Art Unveiled for Stephen Zimmer’s Spirit of Fire
Seventh Star Press is proud to unveil the cover art and illustrations created by award-winning artist Matthew Perry for Spirit of Fire, Book Three of the epic fantasy Fires in Eden Series by award-winning author Stephen Zimmer, as well as announce the dates and sites for the 48 day Spirit of Fire Blog Tour. A pre-order window for a limited edition hardcover is also open in advance of the book’s official release.
(Illustrations by Matthew Perry from the first edition of Spirit of Fire)
The Spirit of Fire Blog Tour is being hosted by Babs Book Bistro, and will feature 50 events over 48 days, beginning May 29th and running through July 14th. The tour will feature a number of activities, including reviews, video, interviews, podcasts, guest blog posts, and contests/giveaways.
Spirit of Fire is the third title in the Fires in Eden Series, following Crown of Vengeance and Dream of Legends. Also associated with the epic fantasy series is a growing collection of short stories, the Chronicles of Ave, that have been released on eBook and are part of the Seventh Star Singles catalog.
In Spirit of Fire, a maelstrom of war engulfs lands resisting the designs of the Unifier to bring about a new order, of a kind that has never existed within Ave. Battered by a massive invasion force from Gallea, the tribal people of the Five Realms and their Midragardan allies are being driven eastward, towards the sea, while the Saxan lines are wearing down ever thinner on the Plains of Athelney.
Time is running out quickly, as an ancient creature of legend soars through the skies with a brave young Saxan. They carry the desperate hopes of two realms sorely beset by a voracious enemy.
Diabolic entities conduct a great hunt, as a malignant darkness deepens across all of Ave. Exiles from another world must gain refuge, or find themselves ensnared by the long reach of the Unifier. The very nature of creation itself stands in the balance.
It is a time when the honor and fortitude of many are put to the test, and terrible prices are paid for resisting great evils. It is also a time of awakening for many, old and young alike, some of whom may yet discover the spirit of fire that lies within.
The third installment in the Fires in Eden series, Spirit of Fire is richly imagined epic fantasy with a diverse ensemble of characters that offers a new world to explore for readers who enjoy large-scale tales along the likes of George R.R. Martin, Brandon Sanderson, Steven Erikson, and J.R.R. Tolkien.
Spirit of Fire will be released in softcover and eBook versions during the first week of June. The novel is now available for pre-order in a beautiful hardcover edition that is strictly limited to 75 copies.
The limited hardcover edition will be signed and numbered by Stephen Zimmer and includes a bonus illustration from Matthew Perry not included in other editions. It will be accompanied by an assortment of collectibles, including a set of glossy art cards, bookmarks, and magnets. The limited edition hardcovers will also be bundled with the eBook version (provided as a direct ePub file for users with Nooks, iPads, or Sony eReaders, and gifted as a Kindle file for Kindle users). Those interested in securing one of the 75 limited hardcovers can place a pre-order at: http://seventhstarpress.com/documents/pre_orders.html
The Spirit of Fire Blog Tour Dates and Participants Are As Follows:
May 29 Fantasy Book Review
May 30 Ginger Nuts of Horror
May 31 Mom Cat’s Gateway Book Blog
June 1 Splash of Our Worlds
June 2 Soliloquy
June 3 Ritesh Kala’s Book Review
June 4 Jess Resides Here
June 5 Reading Away the Days
June 6 Vilutheril Reviews
June 7 A Daydreamer’s Thoughts
June 8 Red Headed Bookworm
June 9 Lisa’s World of Books
June 10 Kentucky Geek Girl
June 11 Goatfairy Review Blog
June 12 Book and Movie Dimension Blog
June 13 Full Moon Bites
June 14 Stuck in Books
June 15 The Independent Review
June 15 Alchemy of Scrawl
June 16 Watch Play Read
June 17 A Book Vacation
June 18 Eva’s Sanctuary
June 19 That Book Place Blog
June 20 Edi’s Book Lighthouse
June 21 SpecMusicMuse
June 22 Once Upon a Time
June 25 Eden Road Blog
June 25 Ali’s Bookshelf (live podcast)
June 26 Workaday Reads
June 27 Bookishly Me
June 28 Earth’s Book Nook
June 29 Darlene’s Book Nook
June 30 The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia
July 1 Evie Bookish
July 2 Urban Fantasy Reviews
July 3 The Cabin Goddess
July 4 TheSci-Fi Guys Book Review
July 5 The Speculative Salon
July 6 Ali’s Bookshelf
July 7 Bunnys Review
July 8 Bee’s Knees Reviews
July 10 Edin Road Radio (live podcast)
July 11 A Few Words
July 12 Bab’s Book Bistro
July 13 Alchemy of Scrawl (live podcast)
July 14 Babs Book Bistro (live podcast)