Today marks the official kickoff of the The Place Below Book Tour presented by Storytellers On Tour, and we’re thrilled to welcome back Dan Fitzgerald as we celebrate the epic conclusion of his The Maer Cycle with a bang! It’s truly been an honor joining in the festivities for each book in the trilogy alongside our fantastic Roadies, so this is definitely bittersweet. A huge thank you to Dan for allowing us to take this journey with him. I’m super excited to hear what our hosts have to say about The Place Below in the coming days, so stay tuned for a fantastic week ahead.
I’ve got something a bit special for you all today – while one chapter closes, another opens. Dan stopped by to share the first chapter of his upcoming novel, The Living Waters! You don’t want to miss this – it’ll be available for your reading pleasure for ONE WEEK only. Keep scrolling for the complete tour schedule, learn more about the book and author, get an exclusive sneak peek of a brand new story, and enter a giveaway to win…wait for it…THE MAER CYCLE MEGAPACK! Multiple signed books, character cards, art, the works!
We’ve enlisted a group of wonderful and talented bloggers to help us feature The Place Below. This is what we have going on, so make sure to check out each and every one throughout the week for some brilliant content, including reviews and more.
MARCH 24TH – THE KICKOFF
Whispers & Wonder (IG: @whispersandwonder)
Bookends & Bagends
Beneath a Thousand Skies
C.K. Sorens (IG: @ck_sorens)
Woven From Words
Out of This World SFF Reviews
The Bookwyrm’s Guide to the Galaxy
MARCH 30TH – THE ENCORE
Queen’s Book Asylum
For more about this tour visit Storytellers On Tour.
It’s been twenty-five years since the Battle for the Archive. Peace reigns over the Silver Hills, and humans and Maer are preparing to sign their first trade agreement. Even warring tribes of the Free Maer have set aside old quarrels.
Sasha is a young scholar of mixed Maer and human parentage, traveling throughout the Maer lands collecting stories of the Ka-lar, the buried Forever Kings. She finds a reference in the Archive to a Ka-lar named Kuun, a scholar in life, who was laid down in an ancient brightstone mine, beneath a mountain said to be the home of the fabled Skin Maer. The lure of the tale is too strong to resist. Joined by some old friends, Sasha sets out to uncover secrets that have lain buried for over a thousand years.
In The Place Below, the Maer Cycle comes to a close as the darkest mysteries of the Maer are at last brought into the light.
The Living Waters – Sneak Peek: Chapter 1
by Dan Fitzgerald
Meet the Author
Dan Fitzgerald is a fantasy author living in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, DC with his wife, twin boys, and two cats. When he is not writing, he might be gardening, taking photographs of nature, doing yoga, cooking, or listening to French music. The Maer Cycle is his debut trilogy, with Hollow Road and The Archive on several book bloggers’ best-of lists for 2020, and The Place Below coming March 4 2021. His upcoming duology, The Weirdwater Confluence, will be published in October 2021 and January 2022. All books published by Shadow Spark Publishing.
Find out more about Dan and his books at www.danfitzwrites.com, or look him up on Twitter or Instagram, under the name danfitzwrites.
Enter to win THE MAER CYCLE MEGAPACK! One lucky winner will receive signed copies of Hollow Road, The Archive, and The Place Below, as well as an art book, and Hollow Road character cards!
INTERNATIONAL! • Ends 3/31
That’s all I got for ya! Be sure to keep an eye on the official The Place Below tour page over at Storytellers On Tour (https://www.storytellersontour.online/2021/02/21/tour-schedule-the-place-below-by-dan-fitzgerald/) to see what the other bloggers and Bookstagrammers have to say!