An ancient adversary in the east seeks to invade Ordefima and claim the treasures it holds.
When his beloved sister is captured, Rupert, the youngest son of the ruling family, is sent to save her. As the power of the enemy increases, can he overcome personal tragedy, emotional entanglements and lost allegiances to emerge as the hero? Or will subversive forces and increasing austerity inspire the people to rebel against him?
The Dominion – Defiant is the second book in the fantasy trilogy. If you like epic adventure, dark brooding menace, vivid characters and imaginative settings, then you’ll love this latest instalment by popular author Chris Cloake.
What a 7 days we spent with Rupert, but do we learn whether he ever becomes the hero he is meant to be? Let us find out…
And On She Reads puts Chris in the spotlight as we learn what he is currently reading, where his love and motivation for writing fantasy comes from, what three words he uses to sums #TheDominionDefiant up and so much more
Extract at Run Away Irish Girl, “Instead she contained her newfound spite and vowed to make him pay severely on her terms. She was a quick learner, nurturing the kind of blackened malice that would make her father proud”
Extract at Books by Bindu, “Rupert could see the terror on her face. She was clutching her necklace as if it might act as a protector against all this madness. “Have faith in us,” he said. “We won’t be outwitted by a few vagabonds.”“
Extract at Read and Reviewed, “Vucusa was amazed. Socha’s deep brown eyes were trained on him and he saw the pleading she was summoning. He ran his rough tongue across his dry lips. He could not recall any woman looking at him like this before.“
Extract at Over the Rainbow Book Blog, “A threat that loomed larger still, with the primed potency of a lightning strike. It was Vucusa’s turn to be wracked by fear. With a lurch he stood up and threw her away from him.”
b for bookreview put Chris in the spotlight as we learn about his writing habits, who he would love to interview, what goes through his mind when he holds his book for the first time and so much more
Extract at Herding Cats, “Word of Socha’s capture and probable destination had permeated through the Town with a mixture of anger and fear that would have to be addressed by the Marquis in his address that afternoon.”
Review by Books with Gina, “The Dominion Defiant starts all guns blazing and doesn’t stop. This is a rollercoaster of a fantasy book, with plenty of intrigue and mystery in the court to keep you wondering if everyone is truly on the same side.”
Extract at Sharon Beyond the Books, “When a large jet of steam erupted violently near them, making her stumble and fall, he shuffled urgently over to offer his help. She rejected his outstretched hand with a swipe of her own.“
Review by ChaosHappinessBookMama, “If you’re looking for an action packed fantasy – this is the book for you…I did not read the first book – I had no issues following the plot.
This is a dark fantasy – touches on a lot of sensitive subjects.”
Extract at The Pufflekitteh Reads, ““Good luck to brave Rupert,” he shouted, rabble-rousing those present and leading them on to a loud cheer as the cart disappeared out of sight towards the Highgreen Gates.”
Review by Sue Loves to Read, “I did enjoy this book. I liked Rupert. I hope there is more to come.”
Review by Fantasy Book Nerd, “With The Dominion – Defiant, Chris Cloake had me immersed in his world of intrigue and action, and his tale of grief and loss, war and rebellion, and things returning from the times of old to haunt a kingdom. It entertained me right till the end, and I cannot wait to see how the trilogy concludes.”
Review by Jessica Belmont, “The writing was excellent. It was paced well and the themes are strong. Love, loss, grief, guilt…it’s balanced so well, and makes for such a well rounded, fantasy novel.”
And that is well and truly a wrap!
Thank you ever so much to everyone who has taken part in the tour!
Until the next adventure xxx