The Hollow Tours Presents: Candlewax

by C. Bailey Sims
Title: Candlewax
About The Book: 384 pages
Expected publication: April 3rd 2012 
Published by: Terabyte Press
A medieval masterpiece of adventure, romance and horror, younger readers of Paolini and Cashore will gobble up this award-winning debut.
About The Book: An Ancient Prophecy. A Powerful Relic. An Insatiable Evil. When all three converge, the fate of every living thing will be in peril. All her life Catherine had hoped to see a fairrier cat. No book, no scroll provided to her by her tutors had ever mentioned this legend, much to her frustration, and now-at the worse possible time-she was getting her wish. Only, in her wish the cat wasn't about to kill her. A 732-year-old fairrier cat the size of a horse has killed his fair share of hunters. Driven to the brink of extinction for the supernatural powers of his coat, is he indeed the last of his kind? Sheltered, 16-year-old Catherine is about to find out. Unwitting heir to the Ancient Onyxes, she flees an arranged marriage only to stumble upon the cat's secrets, the force of the ancient relic she wears, and the dangerous mission they must undertake. Hidden under a desert that was once a fertile land, millions of predators are waiting to feast again. Catherine must discover the secret of the Ancient Onyxes and stop the creatures known as trodliks before they consume everything in their path. A whispered prophecy becomes her only guide and a rejected suitor just might be the one warrior she desperately needs.  Join The Hollow Tours for a MONTH LONG TOUR! On April 3th The Hollow Tours will be doing a REVEAL of the art on the BACK COVER of Candlewax which no one has seen unless they have a trade paperback of the ARC.

C. Bailey Sims' "Candlewax" is not a book that one can simply read and return to the shelf.
In order to fully experience the depth and breath of the characters, worlds and story that has been so artfully set before you; you must open all of your senses to the tastes, smells, sights, sounds, and tactile sensations that a literary excursion such as this will afford you.

Travel with Princess Catherine, The King of Candlewax, Bessie, Menard, and Pokos as they take up the mantle of a prophecy and a quest that will not only pit them against the evils of tyrannical rulers, magical beasts, bandits and all manner of treachery. They must also fight the more personal demons of insecurity, fear, loss, and anger in order to save the lands that they call home.

Though it is quite clear that Princess Catherine is meant to be the main character and focus of the story; the author does such a wonderful job of balancing the back-story, interplay, and relevance of all players within the saga that everyone gets time in the spotlight.
The relationships between characters are so seamless that it is often as if they function as parts of the same body, making it impossible to declare one person's more important to the story than that of another.

The lands of the world created within the pages of this book are simply breathtaking. Whether they be desert, verdant forest or snowbound mountain ranges. They are places that are sure to live on in the hearts and minds of children and adults alike long after the story has ended.

It is this reviewer's hope that all who choose to read the words that grace the pages of this fantastic work walk away with a new love for the magic, thrill, and adventure this is "Candlewax."

Rating: 5 stars

About The Author
Photo Credit to Shannon Hicks
C. Bailey Sims was born in CA. and as a teenager moved to the Colorado Rockies where she attended a very small high school, learned how to ski race, ride a horse, mountain climb, and target shoot at tin cans.  She now lives with her family in the much tamer but equally beautiful hills of Connecticut in a very creative household of artists and musicians.  This book is a book that I had to write because Spelopokos wouldn't leave me alone. 
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