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Monday, May 28, 2018

Daughter of Madness by Amanda J. McGee - Book Tour - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hi lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Amanda J. McGee and her new book, “Daughter of Madness”!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post – except the Available at Amazon picture.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a copy of BOTH books in The Creation Saga Book Series – Book One, “Mother of Creation,” and Book Two, the featured book, “Daughter of Madness”!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Amanda and to increase your chances of winning!

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this fabulous giveaway!

Please note that this giveaway is only available to US residents.  Sorry INTL – please check out other giveaways on this blog.

Daughter of Madness
by Amanda J. McGee


GENRE: Epic Fantasy



Liana has lost much to Herka's manipulations, though nothing so precious as her sanity. Emerging from her madness, she finds the world changed - her body wasted, her son gone, and her kingdom still beyond her reach. Only the fires of vengeance remain, and she will build the flames high.

DAUGHTER OF MADNESS tells the story of a princess and her twin, a soldier and his king, and an oracle who is more than she seems.



He remembered the moment that the curse had claimed him.

The king sat in the garden, and the moon shone down. There was a phantom caress on his skin, an ice cold hand.

Darkness bloomed in his blood.

He remembered the moment, over and over, the darkness rising, rising, swamping him.

There was terror there, but for the king it was an old terror. He had lived with the darkness now for a timeless time, and in the darkness he was sheltered. He remembered nothing. He was nothing. That was good, for the man that had been a king sensed that he had failed, that he had hurt. The world beyond the darkness was made of nothing that he wanted to see again.

But no night could last forever.

The man who had been Alexander came back to himself in blood.



A Prince and His Twin:
The character I identify with the most in Daughter of Madness

There are six viewpoint characters in The Creation Saga. Daughter of Madness is the second installment, and my first time writing a sequel. It’s been a lot of fun watching my characters grow through these new adventures, and it’s hard to pick just one who I identify with the most. I think as an author you have to find ways to identify with all of your characters, at least a little. That said, the character I have felt the closest to in this book is definitely Liander.

Liander spends a lot of time in this series providing another lens through which to see Liana, his sister and the protagonist, but that’s not all he is. At his core, Liander is faithful, but he’s also flawed. He consistently makes mistakes that hurt others, and in this book he is coming to terms with the fact that he can’t ever fix those mistakes. The past will always be there. The only thing he can do is try to be better, to be there for his sister - even when being there for her means that he engages in some really messed up stuff. In turn, Liander becomes a path through which Liana can find her compassion, if she decides to.

I think one of the reasons I like Liander so much is that it would be easy for him to double down and not learn from what has happened to him. It would be easy for him to insist that the things that happen to his sister in the first book are no fault of his, that she should have been smarter or let him keep her in a box. And when she goes down her own dark road in response, he could decide to abandon her, or not support her. He does neither of those things. Liander learns from his mistakes, and if they aren’t always the right lessons they aren’t the worst conclusions he could draw. Guilt is what makes it hard for him to see his path, but guilt is also what helps him grow.

Guilt and love sometimes find themselves good company, when we have failed someone. Liander’s guilt arguably causes him to make more mistakes, and he shares a lot of blame for the actions he takes to support Liana when she’s not in the right. But their relationship continues to inspire me. It’s so important to have someone who will back you up, who you know will be there for you if things don’t go well. I think we all want to have that and be that for someone. At his heart, Liander still believes in loyalty to his family above all other things, and there’s something admirable in that no matter what things he does or fails to do.

I hope readers find as much to love in Liander and Liana’s relationship as I have. It’s nice to have some spots of hope amidst all the conflict in the plot.



Amanda J. McGee is fantasy author living in Southwest Virginia with the love of her life and two cats. She likes baking, gardening, and flights of fancy. You can find out more about her books and her blog at www.amandajmcgee.com.





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Amanda will be awarding a copy of both published volumes of The Creation Saga: MOTHER OF CREATION and DAUGHTER OF MADNESS, (after the June 2, 2018 publishing date, US participants only) to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

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