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Blog Tour/Giveaway: A Tale of Light and Shadow by Jacob Gowans. Ends Dec 6th

A Tale of Light and Shadow

A Tale of Light and Shadow by Jacob Gowans

About the Book: Enter Atolas, a world where swords and daggers both extend life and end it, where magic is feared by all but a few, and where feuds and friendships influence kingdoms and courtships. Henry and Isabelle have secretly sworn to marry despite his lowly station. Though Henry is but a carpenter, his devotion drives him to commit an unthinkable act that may cost both of them their lives. At the same time, a secret, dark prophecy has set in motion events that will affect not only them, but the thrones of rulers throughout all of Atolas, threatening to eclipse the world in shadow. But all is not lost while hope remains in the guise of an unlikely hero and the strength of friendship.

  • Series: A Tale of Light and Shadow
  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Shadow Mountain (September 9, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1609078721
  • ISBN-13: 978-1609078720

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About the Author: Jacob Gowans is a dentist currently working in Utah. He is husband to a beautiful wife, and father to four cute children. He shuns all pets. When not working or writing, he enjoys watching sports, reading, running, acting, listening to a variety of music, kissing his wife, internet shopping, and chasing his kids around the house. He is passionate about board games, both old and new.

Psion Beta was his first novel, followed by Psion Gamma, Psion Delta, and Psion Alpha. He is currently working on books in both the Psion series and his new series, A Tale of Light and Shadow, published by Shadow Mountain Publishing. He is also planning Unknown and Super Six, two more series. His favorite bands are Angels and Airwaves and The Killers. His favorite book is Alexandre Dumas’ The Count of Monte Cristo, and thinks the greatest film ever made is Dead Poets Society. He reads comics, mainly Spider-man, Batman, The Far Side, and Calvin and Hobbes.

He was raised in Papillion, Nebraska, graduated from Brigham Young University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts in theater studies, and moved to Cleveland shortly thereafter. In 2011, he graduated from dental school at Case Western Reserve University.

He dreams of going to another country, seeing the Yankees play in every baseball stadium in America, and getting more involved in creating motion pictures. He would love to explore comic book and screenplay writing. He believes there is no greater responsibility than his family, and no better way to live than with love for all mankind.

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Giveaway Ends Dec 6th, 2014

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November 16, 2014 - Posted by | Blog Tour, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , , , ,


  1. I love the sound of this book! The idea where fantasy adventure that relies on the characters becoming trustworthy friends and hero’s. It really sounds like a well written novel and the cover is beautiful.

    Comment by natosha miller (@airmonkey120) | November 17, 2014 | Reply

  2. The review was very helpful! I thought that the book is lovely how you described it. I am sooo into fantasy adventures!

    Comment by A Day in Andrea's Shoes | December 1, 2014 | Reply

  3. Not sure I would want to meet anyone who shuns all pets-but at least he is honest about it. This sounds like a great book for younger readers. Plenty of adventure and imagination at play according to your review.

    Comment by Michele | December 2, 2014 | Reply

  4. What a fab book cover, stunning!! Not my usual type of genre but got to be honest last time I read a fantasy I absolutely loved it, will have to bookmark this one.

    Comment by sharon martin | December 2, 2014 | Reply

  5. This isn’t my typical read but I joined a challenge for next year to read outside what I normally do so I have added this to my TBR list! Thanks

    Comment by Mandie Stevens | December 2, 2014 | Reply

  6. My teen would love to read something like this! Definitely entering for me to win.

    Comment by Maria | December 2, 2014 | Reply

  7. It sounds like something my bestie would totally go for. There’s a lot of excitement in that story!

    Comment by Liz Mays | December 2, 2014 | Reply

  8. I like the sound and themes of this book! Is it geared more toward young adult or the adult market? It sounds ,like an exciting story regardless. Thanks for the informative review and giveaway!

    Comment by Jeff Taylor | December 3, 2014 | Reply

  9. I think my son would love this book. He is eleven years old and loves to read books that allow him to use his imagination.

    Comment by Kim | December 3, 2014 | Reply

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