I want to welcome Jude Itakali here today to celebrate his upcoming release, “BROKEN TIES: Book 2 Realms of the Mist.” It is available for pre-order, and my review is below.
Kamau, Ninuwe and Kena, are bound by the trials of their recent past, and forced onto a dark and magical quest through the Gifted realms of Africa. They must assemble the God-killer, an ancient weapon that can destroy the Evil One. The problem is; the Evil One has irreversibly merged with Kamau’s once closest and only friend, Irina.
War is brewing. Monsters are slipping into the greater human world. Gods are toying with them. The mission demands sacrifices that seem too costly to pay, and yet they must also navigate a desperate love triangle and the personal ambitions of young adults.
With allies who blur into enemies
Will Kamau and his friends find the strength to sacrifice anything,
And do whatever it takes,
Can they give up all that they hold dear, to save people they barely know?
The term Luzan is one I derived from the Zulu and the San of Southern Africa. The Luzan share strong characteristics with both tribes.
Anubis and Anput are the ancient Egyptian gods of death. In some myths, they were one, in others they were siblings, lovers… and others. I used them as the past forms of my goddesses of death, the Blessed Sisters, who are twins and oddly in the form of little girls.
I did create a number of my own myths and legends and history. Look out for their cameos.
“Okay, listen closely,” her voice was serious now. “You know about Gifted magic and touch. The gods intended it that way, so you would always be close to the earth and nature. In many ways, it is you who bind them to this world, or else they would have no sense of identity.”
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Jude Itakali is a poet, writer, and fiction author from the suburbs of Kampala, Uganda.
His latest novel, “Broken Ties” is the second in his debut fantasy trilogy, Realms of the Mist, with the third book in production.
Jude’s poetry has been featured in No.1 bestselling anthologies like Hidden in Childhood and Poetry Treasures, as well as his first poetry collection; “Crossroads (Winds of love)”.
When not crunching numbers into a computer, or pursuing infrequent exercise routines, you can find Itakali writing fiction in a small cubicle, or under a tree writing poetry and short stories for his website Tales told different.
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Thank you so much, Denise, for hosting me. Your review put a smile on my face. Thank you 💜✨
Happy to host you, Jude 🙂 I enjoyed your story!
An excellent review! Thanks for sharing, Denise, and congratulations to Jude!
Thank you so much, Mark. I’m so glad Denise likes this.
Thanks, Mark! It’s a good read.
Magic through touch, I like that. Good review, Denise, makes me curious about the first book in the series.
Thank you, Vera. I like curious. If you keep following the tour, you may be able to make up your mind. Four more stops, loads to come😇
Thanks, Vera 🙂 I definitely recommend you start with the first book 🙂
Great review. Congratulations to Jude.
Thank you so much. I was so happy to read Denise’s review 🤓
Thanks, Craig 🙂
D. L. and Jude,
Magic is a unique force, could it be natural? Could everyone possess it?
Some say having faith of any kind is magic. All the best in reality and the magic it holds!
Great to see you. Yes, We do have magic in us. The soul itself is magic. The brain, and emotion… and faith as well as will.
And the most important magic… “Love.”
OK that could be an emotion?… 😉
Thanks, Jules 🙂 I like to believe everyone has it inside
Me too 😀
Fabulous review, Denise. I loved this book (and series, as well). I’ll post my review this week. Jude has created a vibrant world with engaging characters! I can’t wait to see what happens next. Bravo Jude! Thanks so much, Denise.
Thanks, Colleen 🙂 Yes a very unique series with a very vibrant world! Xo
I like the characters and story too. 🥰
Hey Colleen, thank you so much for all the support and encouragement ✨🌷
It’s well deserved, Jude. I’m proud of all you’ve accomplished between working, going to school, and writing. 💜
Yes. It is hard not to!
A wonderful review, Denise, and it was great to get the scoop on the mythology in the book. I thought some of it was created from Jude’s imagination, but wasn’t sure. Congrats to Jude on another fun tour stop. Thanks for hosting.
Thanks, Diana:) I always love learning the behind the scene information on a story.
Me too. It’s one of the fun parts of knowing the author. 🙂
Thank you so much, Diana. Yes, I’d say about half was newly created, and the other half was based on real existing legend, history and myth. The realms are all created from scratch.💜😇
I liked your review and the excerpt. Thanks for sharing Denise. Congratulations Jude.
Thank, Balroop 🙂 It’s a good series.
Hey Balroop. Thank you so much. Happy to see you here.😃
Congratulations to Jude and thanks for hosting, Denise.
Happy to host, John 🙂
Thank you so much, John. I’m so lucky to have amazing hosts.
I found Jude’s discussion of the role that myths and legends play in the Realms of the Mist trilogy particularly interesting. (I like his blog tour avatar, too.)
It sure is interesting, isn’t it? Yes. The avatar is great, Liz 🙂
Yes, on both counts!
Thank you, Liz. Hehe, I dressed my avatar real nice for the tour. Even dyed the hair. I’m having such a great time on the tour. This has to be the fun part of marketing.😃
You’re welcome, Jude. Yes, I noticed the dye job. 😉 I’m glad you’re enjoying your tour!
I am seeing Jude’s new book all over the blogging world and it’s great to have it pop up here. It sounds like an amazing story! Thanks for hosting, Denise, and best wishes to Jude.
Yes, Jude’s book is sure making the rounds, Jan. Thrilled to have him visit.
Thank you so much, Jan. Yay! If it’s being seen, then it’s working. The last one had a complicated launch. It wasn’t self published and I had to relaunch when I got back my rights. So I’m happy to be settled with this one.🙏🏾
Well done to you both. Hugs.
Thanks! Hugs right back to you, Teagan 🙂 xo
Thank you so much, Teagan.🤗🤗
A wonderful review, Denise, and congrats to Jude on his new book!
Thank you, Eugi, a good read 🙂
Ola, Eugi. Extra glad to see you here.💜
Another great stop on Jude’s book tour! Great review, Denise! Thanks for sharing!
Yvette M Calleiro 🙂
Thanks, Yvette 🙂 It was a good read! Always happy to share. xo
Hi, Yvette. Excited you’re following the tour. Just 3 more stops to go so stay strapped in 🤓💖
Great review, Denise! Jude’s work is new to me, and sounds like I need to start with book 1!
Thanks, Felicia. I love finding new books to read. Happy reading 🙂
Hi, Felicia. You know, I’ve been so engrossed in book 2 but the other day I was plotting book3 and went back to read some of book1 and it was a different experience after reading book 2. Different in a good prequel way. But I’m the author and Denise is the reader so she is in a better place to advise on which to start with.
Congrats to Jude. The book sounds intriguing. Loved the excerpt! <3
Thank you so much, Debbie. So good to see you here 🌷
You are most welcome Jude. Good luck! 🙂
It’s a good read, Debby 🙂
Hi Denise, a lovely post and review. I also enjoyed this book and thought the story like was unique and intriguing.
Thanks, Robbie 🙂 Jude really created a unique and fascinating story.
Thank you, Robbie.
Thank you so much, Robbie 🏾🌹
Nice review Denise of Jude’s book!
“Will Kamau and his friends find the strength to sacrifice anything,
And do whatever it takes,”
Gosh I expect so.. and I love the word definition to make things clearer for me.
He’s on a roll and you sure created a lot of buzz.
Thanks, Cindy 🙂 It’s a good read! Jude sure is on a roll and his book is getting well deserved attention.
you’re so welcome! I so agree with you Denise! He sure is! ❣️
I don’t know what you did for twitter. I kept getting loads of notifications from people retweeting and posting.🙏🏾🤓
Thanks a lot Cindy.🤓💜
A pleasure Jude!!! 💞