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“Trinity” by Clare Davidson: Review + Giveaway!

Welcome all to this exciting post about Trinity by Clare Davidson. Trinity is Clare’s debut novel in the epic fantasy genre, and what an epic book it is. Stick around until after my review and find out how you can have a chance to win either a paperback or eBook copy!

First off, enjoy the cover and the synopsis from the back:

Kiana longs to walk through a forest and feel grass between her toes. But she is the living embodiment of a goddess and has enemies who wish to murder her. Her death will curse the whole of Gettryne. Locked away for protection, she dreams of freedom. Her wish comes true in the worst possible way, when her home and defenders are destroyed. Along with an inexperienced guard and a hunted outcast, Kiana flees the ravages of battle to search for a solution to the madness that has gripped Gettryne for a thousand years. Pursued by the vicious and unrelenting Wolves, their journey will take them far beyond their limits, to a secret that will shake the world.

Doesn’t that just sound awesome? I think it does. And if that’s not convincing enough, here’s my review:

When I picked up Trinity, I didn’t know what to expect. Normally I stay away from epic fantasy, but after reading this, I must say that I don’t regret it.

The world is vivid and its characters and history detailed and intriguing. As soon as I began reading, I succumbed to the story and when the action picked up only moments later, I was hooked. The trio of characters was unique and their dialogue and relationships real and heart-wrenching.

The characters struggle through cities filled with people who oppose one of the main characters, and others who would drag Kiana back to safety. Instead of taking that route, she pushes forward with the help of her guardian and new friend, intent on righting the wrongs of the past.

The journey is perilous and odds are stacked against them and still they push their way onward.

If you’re not sure whether you should pick up this book or not, let me assure you that it is worth every penny. I fell in love with the characters and the way Clare Davidson portrayed them. I adored the world and how as the story went along, more and more answers and questions were revealed.

Read this if you like fantasy. Read it if you don’t. It’s an excellent book and I recommend it to all.

Let me assure you, this book is an exhilarating ride of emotions, characters, powerful events and secrets that unfold as you continue reading it. Why don’t we get to the part everyone’s waiting to hear about?


This is where you will have the amazing opportunity to win one of four copies of Trinity that Clare has so kindly made available for this giveaway. There will be four winners and you won’t just get a copy of Trinity, oh no. You’ll get awesome goodies, as well. Why don’t I explain?

  • One lucky person will receive a signed copy of Trinity + Trinity-related bookmarks!
  • Three lucky people will receive an eBook copy of Trinity + Trinity-related bookmarks!

A book and bookmarks? Tell me, which reader can resist new bookmarks? I know I can’t. Now for another important part. To enter, you need to comment on this blog post with your answer to a task that Clare has deviously created. Ready for it? Here it is.

As a girl growing up in Blackoak Tower, Kiana used to ask her Guardians to describe the outside world to her. Describe your favourite thing in THIS world in one sentence.

What’s your favorite thing on Earth? Let us know in the comments and you’ll be automatically entered to win!

The giveaway lasts for two weeks; the deadline is September 9th, 2012. Get those comments posted and spread the word of this awesome giveaway!

With that out-of-the-way, here’s a bit of information about the author:

Clare Davidson is a character driven fantasy writer, teacher and mother, from the UK. Clare was born in Northampton and lived in Malaysia for four and a half years as a child, before returning to the UK to settle in Leeds with her family. Whilst attending Lancaster University, Clare met her future husband and never left. They now share their lives with their young daughter and a cranky grey cat, called Ash. Clare juggles family life with writing, teaching and a variety of fibre craft hobbies.

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