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Ascension’s Reckoning

Book Tour & Giveaway

Author’s name/pen name: Melissa Lynn Herold
Book title: Ascension’s Reckoning Iyarri Chronicles Book 3
Genre: Fantasy / Contemp Fantasy / New Adult
Trigger warnings: Violence / gore / sex


My ascension through blood and tears to become Saanire Aurelia Rior didn’t matter—I felt like an imposter walking into the gathering of Rior, like a child playing dress-up with powers I hadn’t grown into yet.

As autumn fades to bitter winter, Aurelia is running out of time to follow Lucien, Aamon, and the others to the distant northern mountains where the long-lost Rior sanctuary lies hidden. An ethereal beast and dangerous storms bar the way . . . but so does the shard of memory lodged in Aurelia’s heart. Reliving her mother’s murder, she now sees herself rotting before her own eyes, unable to sleep, unable to focus her riore.

When she finally reaches the secluded valley, the truth of why the Rior have stayed hidden for a millennium is worse than anything she could have imagined. Aurelia must use her forbidden blood and the powers that come with it to save those she loves, right ancient wrongs, and close the wound that has plagued Iyarri society since the Night of Bloody Feathers.

5 Reasons to Read:

  1. Immersive Writing that draws you in and keeps you wanting more.
  2. Unpredictable twists and turns that shock and thrill, creating a truly enjoyable reading experience.
  3. Fast-Paced Action-Packed, never leaving you feeling bored or that the story is dragging.
  4. Well developed world building with creatures and characters that tie the whole story together.
  5. An epic conclusion that is completely fullfilling and satisfying to the series.

About the Author:

Melissa Lynn Herold is artistically-talented, scientifically-minded, and magically-fascinated, something that manifests in both her fiction and nonfiction. An herbal alchemist, Melissa owns and runs NightBloomingwhere she blends up herbs and oils that grow real-life fairytale hair and has published two nonfiction books, Rehabilitating Damaged Hair Naturally and Coloring Hair Naturally with Henna & Other Herbs.

Melissa’s debut into published fiction is the darkly immersive Heaven’s Silhouette, her debut novel and the first book in the Iyarri Chronicles (September 17, 2019).

She lives with her husband in a sweeping river valley with their mutinous cats and garden dotted with honeybees.

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