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The Incarn Saga by Katharine E. Wibell - Book Tour + Giveaway

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This is my stop during the blog tour for The Incarn Saga by Katharine E. Wibell. The Incarn Saga is a four book young adult/ new adult fantasy series inspired by ancient myths and filled with fast-paced action and adventure.

This blog tour is organized by Lola's Blog Tours. The blog tour runs from 20 January till 2 February. See the tour schedule here.


Issaura’s Claws by Katharine E. Wibell


Issaura’s Claws (The Incarn Saga #1)


By Katharine E. Wibell

Genre: Fantasy

Age category: Young Adult, New Adult

Blurb:

According to legend, when the world was young, the goddess Issaura appeared among men. Those who treated her with kindness received the gift of the gods—the ability to transform into an animal form. This was a great honor but one that separated this race from other humans. Before Issaura departed the mortal realm, she promised to return if her people were ever at the point of destruction.

Now a threat is rising from a land across the mists of the ocean, a threat that will push this race to the brink of extinction. Responding to the call to war, seventeen-year-old Lluava heads off to find her destiny, one that will carve her name in history.

You can find Issaura’s Claws on Goodreads

You can buy Issaura’s Claws here on Amazon


Excerpt
‘…People shouted and screamed around her. Lluava heard nothing, saw nothing but the beast of a man before her. The great brute pushed his body close to hers. She smelled the stagnant breath that whistled through smokeweed-stained teeth. Bits of moldy bread were tangled in his amber beard. Spraying tainted saliva on her, the man stepped backward just far enough to slam the handle of his ax into her chest. She tumbled to the ground.
Coughing from the cloud of dust that rose around her, Lluava struggled to stand upright.  She had only a moment’s warning; a glint of polished metal swung at her, and she dove to her left into the tall reeds, hoping the thick grass would shield her. The man used his razor-sharp weapon like a scythe, chopping a swath through the grass. Spotting her, he took aim and threw his ax. Once again Lluava caught the blade with the Claws but was knocked down by the force of his strike.
All she could do was stare at the man looming over her. His face was devoid of emotion as he raised his weapon to deliver the death blow. Suddenly, red liquid oozed from his lips, dripping onto his amber beard. He looked down, an amazed expression on his face, at the bloody tip of a sword protruding through his chest. The ax fell to the ground as the dead Raider slid off the iron blade.
Varren, his clothes peppered with red, stood behind the slain man’s body. Grabbing Lluava’s arm, he pulled her to her feet and rushed her back to the now fast-moving troops. In formation, the group headed toward Durog at speed. The attack had made it clear that there was no time to waste.
Despite its hectic pace, the march back to Durog gave Lluava a chance to reflect. For the first time in a long while, she doubted the choices she had made. War meant death and blood and carnage. Was she capable of inflicting such pain? Would she be able to take a life when she needed to? Could she live with herself if she did? Could she survive if she didn’t? Could she have killed the Raider who had attacked her? As these questions and more hurtled through her mind, the realization of what she was expected to do, of what she must do, appalled and sickened her…’



Ullr's Fangs
Ullr’s Fangs (The Incarn Saga #2)


By Katharine E. Wibell

Genre: Fantasy

Age category: New Adult

Blurb:

According to legend, when the world was young, two gods of war — one male, one female — were destined for each other. Yet Ullr, forever unfaithful, lost the love of Issaura, his true match, and was forsworn. His violent anger and bitter rage grew and intensified, poisoning all creation and humanity.

Now that the Raiders’ long ships have faded from sight, the kingdom of Elysia is beginning to recover from the summer’s war with the brutal invaders from across the sea. Yet darker forces have taken root, forces that can alter the future of the land and its people in unthinkable ways. Seventeen-year-old Lluava must discover the means to prevent her world from collapsing. But in doing so, will she succumb to that darkness?

You can find Ullr’s Fangs on Goodreads

You can buy Ullr’s Fangs here on Amazon




Crocotta's Hackles
Crocotta’s Hackles (The Incarn Saga #3)


By Katharine E. Wibell

Genre: Fantasy

Age category: New Adult

Blurb:

According to legend, when the world was young, Crocotta, Queen of the Gods, discovered her mate’s faithlessness. She vowed to prevent future threats to all matrimonial pacts henceforward, but for her it was too late. The child born from the illicit coupling was a warrior goddess—one whom Crocotta would seek to destroy throughout eternity.

Now that the Raiders’ elite army is threatening the kingdom of Elysia’s northern borders, seventeen-year-old Lluava must leave the familiarity and safety of her native land to venture into the wilderness. Her mission is to discover others like her who will come to Elysia’s aid; her hope is to unravel the secrets behind what it means to be Incarn. But what she finds could destroy everything.

You can find Crocotta’s Hackles on Goodreads

You can buy Crocotta’s Hackles here on Amazon




Giahem's Talons
Giahem’s Talons (The Incarn Saga #4)


By Katharine E. Wibell

Genre: Fantasy

Age category: New Adult

Blurb:

According to legend, when the world was young, Giahem, King of the Gods, realized that the pantheon was on the verge of self-destruction due to his own actions. To protect his favorite child, he hid the infant and gave her a false name in the hope that she would survive—a name that would forever be associated with the young goddess: Issaura.

Now, the capital has fallen to the Outlanders, the king has been overthrown, and the Raiders have entered the kingdom of Elysia in full force. Eighteen-year-old Lluava must flee in order to survive. After all the losses she has endured, the battles she has fought and won to no avail, she must face the worst fact of all: that she alone is responsible for the kingdom’s demise. Will she ever be able to rectify her wrongs?

You can find Giahem’s Talons on Goodreads

You can buy Giahem’s Talons here on Amazon



Awards for the Incarn Saga book series to date:

Issaura’s Claws:

2018 New Apple Book Awards Solo Medalist Winner for Children’s/Young Adult eBook

2018 Fantasy/Paranormal Fiction Fist Place Winner by Epic eBook Awards

2018 Young Adult Fiction Gold Winner for Dan Poynter’s Global eBook Awards

2018 2nd place winner for the Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards for Young Adult Fiction eBook


Ullr’s Fangs:

2019 National Indie Excellence Awards Finalist for New Adult

2019 November Gold Metal Award by Literary Titan


Crocotta’s Hackles:

2019 New Adult Fiction Gold Winner by Dan Poynter’s Global eBook Award




About the Author:


Katharine E Wibell
Katharine Wibell’s lifelong interest in mythology includes epic poetry like the Odyssey, Ramayana, Beowulf, and the Nibelungenlied. In addition, she is interested in all things animal whether training dogs, apprenticing at a children’s zoo, or caring for injured animals as a licensed wildlife rehabilitator. After receiving degrees from Mercer University in both art and psychology with an emphasis in animal behavior, Wibell moved to New Orleans with her dog, Alli, to kick start her career as an artist and a writer. Her first literary works blend her knowledge of the animal world with the world of high fantasy.



You can find and contact Katharine here:








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Giveaway

There is a tour wide giveaway for the blog tour of The Incarn Saga. One winner will win a $25 Amazon gift card. Open international.

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