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Tour: Rise of the Branded by Scott Keen


Rise of the Branded
Scott Keen
(Scar of the Downers, #2)
Publication date: November 22nd 2016
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

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Pursued into the wild by the soldiers of Ungstah, former slave Crik and the other freed Downers encounter the magical and terrifying nature of their world. They face spectral Shepherds, man-eating Rukmush, and the ancient giants of the earth. When two of their group are captured, Crik is distraught and powerless.

Meanwhile back in the city, Durgan, former Captain of the King’s Guard who allowed Crik and his friends to escape from Ungstah, is now a Downer, one of the Branded. Amid the murmurings of an uprising among the Branded, Durgan just wants to be left alone to search for his missing son. But in the process, he discovers how dark the powers of Sulfus the king truly are. Durgan must take a stand in the coming war between the Branded and the powerful armies of Sulfus.

To kill any hope of escape for the city’s Branded, the army comes after Crik and his friends to make an example of them. The answers for Durgan, Crik and freedom for all Downers lie hidden in the dark recesses of the Northern Reaches, in the treacherous places Crik and his companions are about to enter.

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About the Author

Scott grew up in Black River, NY, the youngest of three children. While in law school, he realized he didn’t want to be a lawyer. So he did the practical thing – he became a writer. Now, many years later with an MFA in script and screenwriting, he is married with four daughters, two of whom he homeschools.



The Tour

April 10th
The Page Unbound >> Excerpt
2 girls who love books >> Review
BooksChatter >> Interview

April 11th
BrizzleLass Books  >> Guest post
Padme’s Library >> Interview
Bibliofagista >> Review
Loves Great Reads >> Excerpt

April 12th
The Avid Reader >> Excerpt
So Few Books >> Interview

April 13th
Lori’s Little House of Reviews >> Review
Reading for the Stars and Moon >> Review
Brooke Blogs >> Guest post

April 14th
The Pursuit Of Bookiness >> Review
Cranky TBC >> Review
CBY Book Club >> Excerpt