The Last Shadow Gate by Michael W. Garza (Blog Tour Guest Post & #Giveaway) @mwgarza


This cover is really cool and the story sounds like it will be as well. Check it all
out, including the author's note on the fantasy world and the giveaway, below...

The Last Shadow Gate
(The Shadow Gate Chronicles #1)
by Michael W. Garza
YA Fantasy, Urban Fantasy
ebook, 264 Pages
March 3rd 2017 by NeverHaven Press

Summary

Summer vacation was never supposed to be like this.

It was bad enough Naomi had to be shipped off to her dad's home for the summer and deal with her half-brother Gavin, but when the siblings are forced to spend their break with their great-grandmother in upstate New York, everything changes. An investigation into the strange disappearance of their great-grandfather forces them to retrace his footsteps. They discover a gateway between worlds and encounter extraordinary creatures in a land where the people are desperate to escape the coming of a shade lord. To survive their adventure, Naomi and Gavin must settle their differences and find the elusive shadow gate that will take them home again.

THE SHADOW GATE CHRONICLES:

Book 1: The Last Shadow Gate
Book 2: A Veil of Shadows (Coming 2017)
Book 3: The Shadow of War (Coming 2018)

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Praise for the Book

"If this book had been around when I was a kid, I’d have held it right up there with The Chronicles of

Narnia and Lord of the Rings.” - Sunshine Somerville, Author of THE KOTA SERIES

"You won't want to miss out on the thrilling yet perilous world beyond the shadow gates!" - J. Cornell Michel, Author of JORDAN'S BRAINS

*If you love fast-paced, YA Fantasy, THE LAST SHADOW GATE is the book for you.*

Guest Post
A Closer Look at the World Building in THE LAST SHADOW GATE

The Last Shadow Gate was written over a number of years and the world within went through countless changes. I try to keep in mind that it’s not necessarily the fantastic elements of a story that people connect to. The characters are far more important than the setting. I’ve always paid particular attention to how my characters develop, how they speak, how their actions reflect their approach throughout the story. What’s most important about the world my characters are in is what they view and how they perceive it. For me, that approach helps to add a sense of realism to a fantasy setting. A proper view through the character’s eyes can make something from my imagination feel as if it could possibly exist in some other place or time.

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Excerpt


About the Author


Michael W. Garza often finds himself wondering where his inspiration will come from next and in what form his imagination will bring it to life. The outcomes regularly surprise him and it’s always his ambition to amaze those curious enough to follow him and take in those results. He hopes everyone will find something that frightens, surprises, or simply astonishes them.


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