BRAND OF LIGHT / Ronie Kendig (Celebrate Lit Tour)

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About the Book

Book: Brand of Light

Author: Ronie Kendig

Genre: Christian Fiction, futuristic, space opera

Release Date: December 3, 2019

There’s a price on her head, and it has everything to do with the brand on her arm.

Tertian Space Coalition has blessed every planet in the quadrants with high technology, save one: Drosero. But in spite of their tenuous treaty with the ruling clans, TSC has plans for the backward planet. And they’re not alone.

After a catastrophic explosion, Kersei Dragoumis awakens in a derelict shuttle, alone, injured, and ignorant of the forbidden technology that has swept her into a nightmare. The brand she’s borne since childhood burns mysteriously, but the pain is nothing to that when she learns her family is dead and she is accused of their murders.

Across the quadrants, Marco Dusan responds to the call of a holy order—not to join them, but to seek a bounty. Gifted—or cursed—with abilities that mark him a Kynigos, a tracker sworn to bring interplanetary fugitives to justice, Marco discovers this particular bounty has nothing to do with justice and everything to do with prophecy. One that involves the hunter as much as the hunted.

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About the Author

Ronie Kendig is an award-winning, bestselling author of over twenty titles. An Army brat, Ronie lives a shot train ride from New York City with her husband, twin sons, and two fur-sons, VVolt N629, a retired military working dog, and Benning the Stealth Golden. Described as an empath by her literary agent, Ronie has used her degree in psychology to write books that have won the coveted Christy Award, Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award, HOLT Medallion Award, and more. Her books have also hit the CBA Bestseller List multiple times.


More from Ronnie

In November 2005, I lurched into a story that started with one small element—what if a hero could literally smell fear? And so I delved into the story with the characters, and felt like I’d fallen into the vortex. I wrote over 90,000 words in one month, this story just gushing out of me.

But I was a very new writer. And if you saw the first draft that gushed out of me, you’d snicker. I sure have. It’s appallingly bad writing, yet the story’s bones are healthy and intact. So, I teased the story into shape over the last fourteen years. In 2012, I took a hard look at it and tried to shape up the writing. I’d even gotten to know Kathy Tyers, who wrote for the Star Wars franchise as well as the much-beloved Firebird series (*insert reverent pause here*), and I bravely asked if she would take a peek at the first fifty pages or so. Being gracious as Kathy is, she agreed to take a look.

Um, yikes. Haha. Make no mistake—Kathy is a brilliant writer, and I will never write like her, but I learned so much from her feedback and took it to heart. Clearly, I still had a long way to go before that story was ready for the world, so I delved into honing my craft and deepening this story. Honestly, I was afraid show Brand of Light to anyone again, because I love this story so much and did not want to see “her” fail. More correctly—I did not want to fail this story.

About three years ago, I sensed a deep conviction that it was time to stop hiding and, as an act of faith and obedience to what God had given me, to send Brand of Light out into the world. As I write this, she is still 1.5 months out from the release, and I’m scared. I want this beauty to be loved, but even if it’s not, *I love this story and know I honored God with my writing and sending her out. I can rest here for a long while, reveling in the gift God gave me with this storyworld and its characters. I’m excited to see her launch out into the deep now. As Marco and the hunters always say, For Honor.


Blog Stops

Hallie Reads, December 14
amandainpa , December 15
Wishful Endings, December 16
Pause for Tales, December 16
A Reader’s Brain, December 17
Simple Harvest Reads, December 18 (Guest Review from Mindy Houng)
Texas Book-aholic, December 19
Mia Reads Blog, December 19
Betti Mace, December 20
Britt Reads Fiction, December 21
All-of-a-kind Mom, December 23
Emily Yager, December 24
Bakerkella, December 25
Worthy2Read, December 25 *
janicesbookreviews, December 26
Splashes of Joy, December 27

Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Ronie is giving away the grand prize package of a Tinted Prose edition of Brand of Light, Galaxy Tumbler, “Kersei” Dio Adorable Candle, 3 Character Cards (to include Marco, Kersei, Tigo), and 2 Maps (to include Drosero and the planetary map)!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link or image below to enter.

https://promosimple.com/ps/f2e2/brand-of-light-celebration-tour-giveaway


My Review

Brand of Light / by Ronie Kendig (The Droseran Saga, 1)
Enclave     ISBN     9781621840930
Adult     Rating:     4

I have never read any books by Ronie Kendig before reading Brand of Light. I’m familiar with her books — I just haven’t read them yet. After reading this one, however, I will add them to my TBR list!

Having been a fan of Kathy Tyers, for years, I was intrigued when I read about her influence on Kendig’s new series, and with Enclave as the publsher, I knew it would be an interesting read.

To my delight, Brand of Light was everything I hoped for — excellent world-building, intriguing well-developed characters, and a storyline that grabs the reader from the first page.

Although there are multiple points of view, it is easy to follow and enhances the tension of the story. If you have never tried space opera or science fiction, don’t let that deter you from reading this excellent novel. I will be eagerly awaiting the next book in this series!

Carol R. Gehringer

Disclaimer: Book reviews are written for books I either purchased or received free of cost from the publishers, publicists, or authors. I voluntarily reviewed this book, and my review represents my honest opinion.

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2 responses to “BRAND OF LIGHT / Ronie Kendig (Celebrate Lit Tour)

  1. Debbie P

    This sounds like a very cool read.

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  2. carylkane

    Ronie is one of my favorite authors! I’m looking forward to reading Brand of Light.

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