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We're launching the Book Tour for SWORD OF SOTER by Ralene Burke! #SOSPrism

On Tour with Prism Book Tours

Book Tour Launch for
Sword of Soter
By Ralene Burke

Author Interview

What was your motivation behind SWORD OF SOTER? Why did you want to write it?

Sword of Soter is the 2nd book in a trilogy, so really having to finish the whole story was a big motivation. Not quite the answer you were looking for? The motivation for the whole trilogy was a desire to see more YA fantasy infused with hope and light despite darkness. So much of what I have read is filled with such a lack of hope that I find what would otherwise be a beautiful world or story hard to get through. I wanted to share a story that, while not ignoring the darkness, still allowed hope and light to shine through.

What do you hope readers take with them after they’ve read it?

In Armor of Aletheia, the first book, readers are taken on a journey of self-discovery and learning to embrace our calling. In the 2nd book, I hope they see that no calling is a promise of a smooth life. That it takes more than acceptance, but blood, sweat, and tears to get to where we want to go. And that some things, while pretty on the outside, are more dangerous to us than we could ever imagine.

For those new to the series, what should they know?

Yes, the series is written from a Christian worldview. In fact, the trilogy was inspired by the premise question, “What if the Armor of God were real?” But, no, I did not endeavor to preach or convert or anything like that in the story. It is just a fun epic fantasy adventure!

If you could sum the book up in one sentence, what would you say?

Sword of Soter is the tale of a new kingdom, new friends, and new dangers—not everyone can be trusted.

Share something about you that is unique - maybe about how/where you write... or favorite snack foods?

In all truth, my favorite thing to share about myself is this: I am allergic to coffee. And cats. *gasp* Yes, I know. How am I a writer? I love sharing this because I’ve seen the looks on people’s faces when they find out. It’s pretty hilarious. So, instead, when I’m writing, I have a tall glass of iced tea and a bowl of dark chocolate M&Ms. Or gummy bears.

Sword of Soter
(Sacred Armor Trilogy #2)
By Ralene Burke
YA Fantasy, Christian
Paperback & ebook, 275 Pages
September 25th 2019 by Elk Lake Publishing Inc




Karina, Tristian, Rashka, and Sam venture forth into the wilderness of Soter on the next leg of their quest to retrieve the Armor of the Creator. With the ancient evil already affecting the kingdom, nothing in Soter is what it seems—from what skulks beneath the canopies of the woods to what lies within the sleek white and gold of the capitol city to the people Karina and Tristan have known since they were children.

Danger lurks around every corner. Discerning who to trust is paramount to staying alive and discovering the location of the Temple of Soter. Yet, to Karina’s horror, Faramos’s reach finds them time and again. The longer they are forced to dawdle, the more people are affected by the growing panic in Soter, and the closer Faramos is to taking over the Three Kingdoms. Can Karina retrieve the information they need while Tristan keeps his brother at bay? Or will the entire quest disintegrate before they even arrive at the temple?

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Also available on KindleUnlimited.

Tour Schedule

October 28th:
Life is What It's Called
Candrel's Crafts, Cooks, and Characters
October 29th:
Wishful Endings
Hallie Reads
Christy's Cozy Corners
October 30th:
Faithfully Bookish
Reading Is My SuperPower
Paulette's Papers
Library Lady's Kid Lit
Andi's Young Adult Books
October 31st:
Inspirational Reading Adventures
Red Headed Book Lady
Romancing History
November 1st:
Singing Librarian Books
Locks, Hooks and Books
Paper, Ink, & Lizard
J. L. Mbewe
November 2nd:
Grand Finale

Bookstagram Tour

This has its own giveaway, so go check it out! Enter at each stop to double your chances.

October 29th: @h.szott
October 30th: @mamabear_reads
October 31st: @brenyandbooks
November 1st: @bookishdelightz

Other Books in the Series

Armor of Aletheia
(Sacred Armor Trilogy #1)
By Ralene Burke
YA Fantasy, Christian
Paperback & ebook, 268 Pages
August 29th 2018 by Elk Lake Publishing Inc.

The death of her king changes Karina’s life forever. Fleeing the royal house, she must leave her life behind to seek out the Armor of the Creator—to save the very people who now hunt her.

Faramos, the evil warlock waiting to unleash hell, knows the Creator has already chosen his warrior, so he sends his bounty hunter to retrieve her. After Tristan abducts her, he witnesses Karina’s gentle nature and strong independence, and he finds he can’t complete his assignment.

Together, they set out to retrieve the armor and defeat the hordes of creatures sent to destroy them. But is Tristan’s heart secure as he faces certain death for defending the queen? And will Karina have the courage to become all the Creator intends her to be? Failure will condemn the world to eternal darkness.

(Affiliate link included.)
Also available on KindleUnlimited.

About the Author

Whether she’s wielding a fantasy author’s pen, a social media wand, or a freelance editor’s sword, Ralene Burke always has her head in some dreamer’s world. And her goal is to help everyone #SHINEBeyond their circumstances! Her fantasy novels are available on Amazon.

When her head’s not in the publishing world, she is wife to a veteran and homeschooling mama to their three kids. Her Pinterest board would have you believe she is a master chef, excellent seamstress, and all-around crafty diva. If she only had the time . . . You can also find her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or at her website.

Tour Giveaway

One winner will win a prize pack that will include print copies of Armor of Aletheia and Sword of Soter, a plush blanket, a tumbler with candy, a journal, and a pen all inside a half-bushel basket inlaid with a gorgeous book print material.
US only
Ends November 6, 2019

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