Today I’m excited to participate in the Creative Blog Tour for Macario’s Scepter by M.J. McGriff hosted by MTMC Tours! An unlikely Chosen One, her pirate captain ex-lover, and a nun. A prophecy that unleashes a fire-breathing sea serpent pouring its wrath on the isles and a magical scepter with the power to destroy—or save—the world. This YA Fantasy (first in a series!) released on April 13th, 2020.
Title: Macario’s Scepter
Author: M.J. McGriff
Series: Magian #1
Publishing Date: April 13, 2020
Genres: YA Fantasy
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An unlikely Chosen One, her pirate captain ex-lover, and a treasure-hunting nun. A prophecy that unleashes a fire-breathing sea serpent pouring its wrath on the isles. A magical scepter with the power to destroy—or save—the world.
Samara is a ship wrecked at sea. She can’t seem to get anything right, especially her love life. Her former pirate captain, the famous Baz Blackwater, broke her heart and stranded her on an island of religious hypocrites. Samara wants nothing more than to escape to the freedom of the sea, so when her ex-lover shows up offering a chance at a magical treasure—and secret revenge—she jumps at the chance.
Seraphina prays every day for her wayward twin sister to stop chasing the pirate life and find the peace she’s discovered in her own quiet life at the convent. But Samara has nothing but contempt for her sister’s beliefs and religious rituals. Yet when Seraphina uncovers an ancient prophecy revealing the horrifying curse of the treasure Samara and Baz seek, she must leave her convent—risking the wrath of her Order—and search for the truth about Macario’s scepter. In a world of friendship and betrayal, monsters and magic, seedy pubs and adventure on the high seas, will Samara’s magical powers, Baz’s cunning plans, and Seraphina’s unshakable faith be enough to slay a cursed sea serpent destroying everything they love?
Book 2 of the series, The Secret Library will be released in the Spring 2021! While you wait, you can read a free short story that takes place in the world of the Magian series by signing up to MJ McGriff’s email list.
The glittering Isle sun.
The gentle turquoise waves.
The sweet and salty air.
It vanished in an instant.
Samara and the Pursuer pierced the wall of fog separating the Misty Isle from the rest of the world. Smothered by a blanket of gray, the air felt thick enough to reach out and touch it.
“Keep your wits about you, men!”
Baz’s voice penetrated the mist from the upper deck, cutting through the silence that befell everyone onboard. Mari steered the ship with a steady hand. But even Mari kept shooting nervous glances into the vast ocean of gray clouds.
Seraphina’s voice echoed in Samara’s head.
That scepter has been buried on that cursed island for a reason. Macario will strike anyone down before He allows it to be stolen again.
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