The Drowned Woods by Emily Lloyd-Jones is perfect for fans of old school fantasy, bad ass female main characters and an intricate elemental magical system. Thank you to TBR and beyond tours for having me on this tour and make sure to check all the other fantastic stops on the way! The main character Mer is a water diviner and the last of her kind and in a world where magic is rare of course the wrong people want to control her powers. but she’s willing to sacrifice it all to make sure that doesn’t happen. Mer as an MC is courageous, she is a lovable character and no spoilers but – she has a dog. The world building in this was done really well and at no point does it feel like information is just being dumped on the reader.
A person with a knife was one thing. A person with a knife and a cause could topple kingdoms.
If you’re like me and get the craving for a really good Stand alone fantasy make sure to get yourself a copy of The Drowned Woods by Emily Lloyd-Jones!
A magical, ethereal fantasy from Indie Bound bestselling author Emily Lloyd-Jones. Once upon a time, the kingdoms of Wales were rife with magic and conflict, and eighteen-year-old Mererid “Mer” is well-acquainted with both. She is the last living water diviner and has spent years running from the prince who bound her into his service. Under the prince’s orders, she located the wells of his enemies, and he poisoned them without her knowledge, causing hundreds of deaths. After discovering what he had done, Mer went to great lengths to disappear from his reach. Then Mer’s old handler returns with a proposition: use her powers to bring down the very prince that abused them both. The best way to do that is to destroy the magical well that keeps the prince’s lands safe. With a motley crew of allies, including a fae-cursed young man, the lady of thieves, and a corgi that may or may not be a spy, Mer may finally be able to steal precious freedom and peace for herself. After all, a person with a knife is one thing…but a person with a cause can topple kingdoms. The Drowned Woods—set in the same world as The Bone Houses but with a whole new, unforgettable cast of characters—is part heist novel, part dark fairy tale.
About The Author:
Emily Lloyd-Jones grew up on a vineyard in rural Oregon, where she played in evergreen forests and learned to fear sheep. She has a BA in English from Western Oregon University and a MA in publishing from Rosemont College. She currently resides in Northern California, where she enjoys wandering in redwood forests. Her young adult novels include Illusive, Deceptive, The Hearts We Sold, The Bone Houses, and the forth coming The Drowned Woods. Her debut middle grade, Unseen Magic, will release in 2022.