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Monday, August 1, 2022

Within by Peter Gribble - Book Tour - Exclusive Excerpt - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hello, lovelies!!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Peter Gribble and his new book, “Within,” here on FAB!!  For other stops on his Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $15 Amazon OR Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Peter and to increase your chances of winning!!

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


by Peter Gribble


GENRE:   Fantasy



Purdu, the barbarian invader, has arrived! How can the pacifist, nonviolent City of the Magicians contain him when one faction appeals to his heart, the other to his ambitions?

Sas and Lalya are envoys of opposing camps, but Purdu throws them together to isolate them from their enclaves and assert his own authority. Yet two others decide to oppose him their way. Hyur, foremost metallurgist, secretly forges a magical weapon to tempt and subvert him. Gleswea, an astronomer, flees south to view skies she has never seen, but is swept into a culture that judges women of ability as necromancing witches deserving death.

Shoan, City strategist, reconstructing his wrecked plans, is unaware these four have slipped his calculations. Sas, Lalya, Hyur and Gleswea are unknowingly inching the City toward an unseen, perilous fate. Will anyone catch it in time?

Within, the second book in The City of the Magicians series, exposes how even as the City's old dream of a rebirth in Magic seems to be happening, traditional institutions are failing. With Purdu spearheading the revival, some Citizens fear the purposes their Magic may soon be turned to.



Check out Praise for Threat, the first book in The City of the Magicians series.

"An exquisitely crafted, richly textured world of magic and mystery, with settings and mood so exceptionally well visualized that fans of science fiction and fantasy should not pass up the chance to walk inside."

~ IndieReader

"Apart from the beautiful writing, the robustly written characters, and the strong setting, Peter Gribble has the ability to immerse readers in a world that is well-imagined and sculpted. Having enjoyed Threat immensely, I am looking forward to the next installment in the series."

~ Readers' Favorite



Noon brought nothing.

Then the answer has to come at sunset.

Theneglamua, Lady Apex of the Triune of the College of Augury, rose again and groaned as much in frustration as at aching muscles and stiff joints.

Her simple, spare suite was the wrong place for answers, for the necessary calm . . . for anything. The whole building felt wrong as never before. Too elegant, too ostentatious, grandiose, its history of hubris . . . she wanted to escape. From the place, from responsibilities, from the last eight months.

We should never have moved here. That’s when all this started.

Only such a day could have boiled up the thought.

A small gulp of Temple Water and she returned to her mat, pulling herself cross-legged and irritably facing the northwestern window. At her knees, resting on a plain reading cushion, was the opened The Augury of Crisis.

The morning had been a protracted, unsuccessful struggle for serenity; it could not be so for the afternoon. Net and cage your thoughts, she heard her long-jarred teacher Zimnathua remind her. She did not feel her customary love and respect.

Where would you find serenity after these last eight months?

She took another deep breath in the continuing effort to throw off resentment. Sunset it would be then, a traditional marker of completions.

I’m the one caged . . . by blindness, she thought, staring at the book. Oh, largeness, grant me answers! Leave me not bereaved. Free me. Free us! Make me seeing!

The book was in the treasury of sacred tools and articles carried in a ceremonious procession to the new location when the college moved to Limneala House last year. Finding fresh places for the assortment, she had tapped the book up onto the top empty shelf of a tall case in her suite and forgotten about it.

Small, slim and bound on four sides, the book had been opened only twice before. The first: when the City was extricating itself from the crumbling Ritashra Empire, and the second: during the period after Independence when the City teetered on the cliff-edge of civil disorder brought on by squabbling schools. It had not been thought odd neither result had been preserved in any archive.

They wondered now.

Was Augury sick?



Peter Gribble has written for NUVO and other magazines in British Columbia.

For over ten years he wrote a monthly gardening column for a local Vancouver paper.

The City of the Magicians is his first published series.





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  1. The book looks very intriguing. Great cover!

  2. Great excerpt, nice cover and Within sounds like a book that I want to read! Thanks for sharing it with me and have a marvelous week!

  3. This sounds like a very interesting and intriguing read.