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This past week we gave you an (Unconventional) Urban Fantasy, Guild of Tokens by Jon Auerbach in celebration of the recent release of the audiobook. As usual, our Roadies brought a wide selection of content to this show and once again, it’s my pleasure to bring you the encore.
Jon Auerbach’s love of fantasy began at the tender age of six, when his parents bought him the classic 1977 animated version of The Hobbit (the less said about the recent trilogy, the better). His passion for sci-fi developed from nights watching Star Trek: The Next Generation and from his dad’s old paperback copies of Foundation and I, Robot.
Jon writes in both genres and hopes to pass on his stories to the next generation, including his kids, who have their own copy of The Hobbit that they lovingly call “the Bilbo book.”
She wants to level up her humdrum existence. But her next quest could spell life or death.
Jen Jacobs’s nights are spent traversing a strange city finding hidden objects, slaying dragons, and tangling with a host of fellow adventurers. And her days are spent counting down the seconds until she can return to the grind and continue racking up tokens and leveling up.
Except Jen isn’t playing a video game.
It’s all real and happening right in New York City.
After a particularly harrowing quest pairs her up with Beatrice Taylor, a no-nonsense and ambitious mentor, Jen hopes she’s on the path to becoming a big-time player. But as she dives deeper into the game’s hidden agenda, she realizes Beatrice has her sights set on the Guild, the centuries-old organization that runs the Questing game. And the quests Jen loves are about to put both of them in grave danger.
Will Jen survive the game before powerful forces cut her real life short?
Guild of Tokens is a thrilling new twist on conventional urban fantasy. If you like determined heroines, gritty cityscapes, and vampire-free adventures, then you’ll love Jon Auerbach’s rollercoaster tale.
The audiobook of Guild of Tokens is now available everywhere. Check out the trailer and listen to the first chapter below!
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JUNE 21st–THE WELCOMING
Whispers & Wonder – interview
Book Bustle – review
“Another point is that some urban fantasy books can be nonstop action, but this book is action threaded through a fantastic puzzle, with a splash of magic.”
Dream Come Review – review
“While the plot confused me a bit, I thoroughly enjoyed the morally grey characters and watching Jen struggle to find her own balance as her understanding of the world sharpens. Beatrice was my favorite by far and I absolutely plan on circling back to read her origin novella.”
DarkSideReads – review
“This book is very well written, the plot will keep you guessing, and watching Jen go from mild mannered doormat into a confident problem solver.”
I Can Has Books? – review
“I absolutely thought that this book was fantastic. We are tossed in from the start and wow. Like I stated earlier there is more going in this book then I could have even imagined. A mixing of the past and present, so many geeky references that my little heart was a giddy for. My geek flag happily flying. This definitely is NOT your typical urban fantasy and I am here for it, sign me up and take my money. Sinister at times, we have some darker moments, while Jen leads her two lives. Twists up on twists and turns up on turns….and that ending….”
Armed With A Book – guest post
“Have you ever wondered as a reader what goes into creating a magical organization? And what if the said magical organization is a secret, or even better, evil? 😈 One of my recent reads that had such an organization was Anbatar: The Legacy of the Blood Guard. Today, as part of Storytellers on Tour’s blog tour for Guild of Tokens, I am excited to have author Jon Auerbach with me and he is sharing five easy steps in which once can create a secret magical potentially evil organization. Are you ready to take notes during this Masterclass?”Read more by clicking on the blog name!
@metalheadreader – spotlight
Cosmic Lattes and Books – review
“The characters felt very varied and so did their relationships. They were flawed as well as morally gray at times. All of the characters who are introduced here play a vital role in the plot and move the story forward in a cohesive and important way.”
The Coycaterpillar Reads – review
“Guild Of Tokens is one of those rarities – it grips you and will not let go until the very end. It’s an entirely fresh and addicting tale. The originality and the attention to detail had me hooked. Auerbach has written something worth the temporal investment. Read it now!”
The Sword Smith – review
“A different approach to urban fantasy awaits, the familiar and unfamiliar will collide with some great characters. See if you can spot the cool geek elements that make up this book, the chapter titles for one, and all the wonderful elements Jon has mixed together and out came this book, even the little swipes at Kickstarter. This has been another 10/10 from me, my only complaint is when can I read book 2 because I need to read more!”
Fantasy Book Critic – interview
Woven From Words – review
“I really appreciated reading Guild of Tokens, as it’s packed with adventures laid out within the streets of New York City. If you love finding a magical world within everyday life, then you’ll love this story!”
@myrelationshipwith – review
“I lost in his world and enjoyed every minute of it. Captivating style, full of twists, mystique and a great deal of curiosity.”
Out of This World SFF Reviews – review
“The secret society aspect behind GUILD OF TOKENS is also a very intriguing element of the story. What the motivations are behind them and the eventual goal remains a mystery for a large part of the book. And while this is a story that is rooted in reality, there is definitely a significant amount of the magical. enough to keep any fantasy fan more than satisfied.”
FanFiAddict – review
“What lies ahead are puzzles aplenty, an array of quirky characters, and an adventure unlike any you have seen before.”
The Grimdragon – review
“Missing books & stolen tattoos & coding & rat spleens & mind-wiping fuckery & DRAGONS!!
Guild of Tokens is a twisty turny, fast-paced puzzle of a story. Peppered with gloriously nerdy references & humor to weave in & out of the darker moments, Guild of Tokens is a helluva good time!”
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