Today, we're thrilled to be part of the blog tour celebrating Eden Sword - the third and final book in Tabitha Caplinger's The Chronicle of the Three series! But because this is our first time featuring Tabitha's books, I'm considering this a spotlight of the whole series :) First, here's a bit about the author:
Tabitha Caplinger is a wife, mom, youth pastor and professed tv addict. It's seriously a problem but she doesn't plan on getting help anytime soon. Mostly because she loves the stories. She can't help but get lost in the worlds created and invested in the lives of the characters. She brings that same passion for the story to her own writing. Aside from writing and watching tv, Tabitha can be found singing off key and dancing in the kitchen or car with her two adorably sassy daughters and awesome husband who she thinks is kind of cute.
Connect with Tabitha on her website, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest. And here are blurbs for each of the books in The Chronicle of the Three!
Zoe thought the loss of her parents would be the most difficult thing she’d ever have to endure. When she began seeing things she couldn’t explain in her new home of Torchcreek, Virginia, she was sure the grief was driving her mad. Instead Zoe discovers she is part of an ancient bloodline, one destined to defeat the powers of darkness from condemning the world. But Zoe, the daughter of the three, isn’t just another descendant, but the key to humanity’s salvation. In this first installment of the paranormal fantasy trilogy The Chronicle of the Three, Zoe Andrews learns that not all shadows are harmless interceptions of light. Some are a more sinister darkness that wants to torment the soul.
Darkness creeps around every corner as demons gather in the small town of Torch Creek, Virginia. The Destroyer has arrived, and the Reaping is coming closer by the day. Zoe knows it’s her duty as the Daughter of the Three to hold back the shadows, but she doesn't know how, and time is running out. Zoe and her friends turn to the ancient text of the chronicle for help. Are they strong enough to withstand an enemy who exploits their deepest fears and doubts? Will they find the answers they're looking for before all of Hell is unleashed? Zoe’s journey as the prophecy’s promised Daughter continues in this second installment of the fantasy trilogy, The Chronicle of the Three.
The final showdown is fast approaching, and a griefstricken Zoe is forced to count the cost of her destiny. As the losses mount, her strength wanes. Even if the Chosen find the Eden Sword in time, will Zoe be strong enough to wield it? Will she be able to stand against the darkness as the promised Daughter of the ancient prophecy? Or will she be consumed by the fear of her nightmares becoming real? Fear or faith? Even the Chosen must choose. In this final installment of The Chronicle of the Three, light and darkness collide as Zoe discovers there is more than one battlefield in this war.
Sounds intense, right? You can find these amazing books on Amazon, iBooks, BookBub, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and Goodreads! As part of the release excitement, the author is hosting the #TCO3FlashFix Readathon on April 28th on Facebook and Instagram! Here's a fun excerpt to get started with :)
“What are we missing?” Zoe said yawning.
“You look like crap,” Maggie’s nose wrinkled as she spoke.
Zoe crinkled her brow. “Thanks, friend.”
“I care, and you can tell me all about it later. Promise. But back to me,” Mags said, crossing her arms over her chest and tapping her foot rather aggressively. “I think I should have a sword and Claire is not in agreement.,” she said.
Zoe turned to Claire. Her aunt ran a hand through her hair before responding, “I just think that
a sword might…”
“Be a huge mistake,” Daniel said laughing. “But we can go back to the consecrated butter knife discussion.”
Zoe giggled when Maggie stuck her tongue out at Daniel. “Laugh, go ahead,” Maggie said, “but I’m serious and I will not be deterred.”
“Mags,” Zoe put her hand on her friend’s shoulder. “I thought the crossbow was working out. You’re getting good at it, and it keeps you at a safe distance.”
Maggie pulled away. Zoe could see her determination as she squared her shoulders. “I’m not going to just sit on the sidelines, at a safe distance, while you all put your lives on the line. This is just as important to me as it is to you and I want to fight, really fight. I can do more than be back up or the look out or adorable, comic relief,” Maggie argued.
“Maggie, it’s dangerous,” Zoe pleaded.
“I know. I’m a big girl, teach me how to use a sword and let me fight beside you.” Maggie’s puppy eyes and pouty face shifted from Zoe to Claire and back again.
Claire sighed. “I’ll teach you,” she relented, “but whether or not you get to fight beside anyone will depend on how well you do. Got it?”
“Deal!” Maggie let out a squeal. “This is going to be awesome. And I’m totally going to take it seriously. I mean, I might be really good at this. And this whole chosen thing started with three old guys in the desert and it could end with three girls. It’s symmetry, or full circle or whatever… it’s cool.”
Zoe echoed her aunt’s chuckle before both women wrapped Maggie into a group hug.
“Uh, and what am I?” Daniel chimed in from behind them.
Maggie replied, “Sorry, but you ruin the math. You can be the adorable, comic relief.”
Zoe peeked out from the group hug and was amused by Daniel's flustered expression. “You are adorable,” she said then winked at him.
He smirked. “I am.”
Congratulations on your new release, Tabitha!