The Mountain Knight by Avery Christy is a New Year, New Books Fete pick #fantasy #medieval #giveaway
Title: The Mountain Knight
Author: Avery Christy
Genre: Fantasy Action/Adventure (Low Fantasy)
Areth Adelbern, Imperial Knight and son of a lord, returns home from war, his heart filled with grief and his only desire to seek peace. But he returns to find his homeland on the brink of its own war as a ruthless enemy builds an army for conquest. Areth’s family is powerless to stop it. Do or die, Areth must race against time to rally an army and survive both foes and his own mistakes to save his homeland and those he loves.
“Time runs against us,” Areth explained hotly. “We only learned the threat was real a few days ago. Unfortunately, the information puts his army at a place where it could move against us any day—we have no time, it seems, to prepare. So yes, we are pursuing this matter with haste. As for payment, this is no light matter—our survival is in question and all resources must be used toward this one end!”
“Our plan for paying,” Jarem chimed in, stepping forward, sensing negotiations were failing, “is to take the offensive and march into Lord Trench’s county and strip from his House whatever necessary to pay.”
Broker thought for a tense moment, stroking his mustache. “That would be acceptable.”
Jarem and Areth shared a shocked look. “How would that plan be accepted over others?”
“In our experience, we typically see nobles show a certain exuberance when it comes to stripping their enemies of wealth, and that leads to bounty and generosity when the time comes to pay debts. So yes, we will accept this method of payment from you.”
Areth did not know how to respond, and it seemed Jarem did not either, so both remained silent a moment. For Areth, sealing the deal was the point of no return—the ultimate betrayal of his promise to his father, but also the ultimate act of ensuring the survival of his family, their land, and heritage. His internal debate had become a twisting knife in his gut, and in this moment it was transforming from the thought of sin into committing one.
“So you are saying we can agree upon a contract for that form of payment?”
Broker slid the papers across the table in front of Areth. “I believe we can begin.”
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It’s a brand-new year, full of possibilities. Did you make any resolutions/goals for 2023? If so, please share one. 2022 was a year of learning for me in terms of being a writer and publishing my works, despite what I thought I knew. For 2023, I am determined it shall be a year of sowing so that in years to come I might see some return on my efforts, although I write for the sheer love of it and often that’s reward enough.
Why is your featured book a must-read in 2023?
As an avid reader, I have endeavored to make the Mountain Knight, and the following Mountain Lords series, a story that entertains above all else. But I believe the best stories also make us think and awaken the imagination. Mountain Knight is a story founded upon solid characters, universal themes and struggles, and a rich world. Even if a person is not a fan of fantasy, Mountain Knight brings something for everyone.
One lucky reader will win a $75 Amazon US or Canada gift card
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Runs January 1 – 31, 2023.
Drawing will be held on February 1, 2023.
Author Biography: Avery Christy has had many adventures in his life, but through it all, he was writing. He finally found a place to call home, and work best suited to his talents during a fifteen-year tenure as a newspaper journalist, which brought with it many new adventures. As journalism changed, he transitioned to other writing loves, including, finally, writing stories. When he’s not writing, Avery is an avid outdoorsman and hobby archeologist, and can be found in his natural environs of the American West, whether it be desert, plains, or mighty mountains.
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