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Temple of Ice

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the TEMPLE OF ICE by Christian Cura Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours.

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About The Book

Temple of Ice Bookcover


Author: Christian Cura

Pub. Date: May 10, 2021

Publisher: Christian Cura

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 340

Buy it Here: Amazon (blog books)

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Meet Tama, an adept winter mage of Khione, a beautiful, dangerous land. Bloodthirsty monsters roam the frozen wilderness, and the unforgiving elements are a constant. Tama and her friends—Kachina and Masou—are on the cusp of completing their education at the temple where they have trained for the past four years. They need only to do one more thing: earn the Goddess Tira’s final anointing. But to do that, they must fight through hordes of corrupted creatures and endure the perplexing obstacles within Mount Orodani.

The road before them is long and bloody, and Tira’s evil sister, Malsumi, won’t stop sending her minions until she is strong enough to break free of her prison. Tama fights valiantly to defend herself and her people from these twisted monsters. But she will soon discover the real threat is much closer than she initially thought…


“. . . Christian Cura’s Temple of Ice is a fast-paced, action-packed fantasy story full of thrills, suspense, and unsuspecting moments . . .”-Rolanda Lyles, Readers’ Favorite 5 out of 5 stars
“. . . a thrilling book to read.” 4 out of 5 stars
“Temple of Ice is an action-filled sword and sorcery novel. With a well-crafted magic system, an interesting setting, and fascinating characters, fantasy fans will find plenty to love in Christian Cura’s suspenseful novel.”-Literary Titan 4 out of 5 stars

Cura does an amazing job of world building and hitting us up with plenty of action. While the characters were easy to relate to, I have to admit I wasn’t a fan of Tama, the main character. She is a cross between selfish and a bully, which made it hard to root for her. I do wish there were more mystery vibes (and hints) before the finale. Overall, the action and world made this a hard-to-put-down book.

Read an Excerpt of Temple of Ice

“Begin!” said the headmaster. 

Tama had barely raised her fists before Hakan unleashed a barrage of kicks at her. She ducked and evaded each blow, the air grazing the top of her head. She blocked a roundhouse kick with a raised leg and slipped a cross punch. Immediately, she pounded his ribs with an uppercut, then grabbed his shoulders and drove her knee into Hakan’s sternum. He grunted and staggered backward right before a conjured gust of wind hurled him to his back. 

The students cheered. 

Hakan drew his knees up to his shoulders and sprang to his feet. He lifted the back of his hand upwards, then drew both fists to his hip. 

A deluge of water surged out of the corner of Tama’s eye and curled around her body. She only had time to gasp as the tushka punched his fists forward, blasting her with the water. Tama collapsed with a  grunt, her clothing drenched. Even as she stood up, the water rose with her in wavering tentacles. Like a  myriad of whips, they cracked against her skin from every angle. Tama winced and groaned.  

“Come on, Tama! You can do it,”

Kachina called from the sidelines. 

She froze the liquid tentacles and summoned a wheel of air. Chunks of ice floated up on either side of her as she accelerated toward Hakan. 

The tushka dove out of the way as she sped past him but wasn’t quick enough to dodge the debris that struck him in the back. 

Tama circled around him, hurling ice in a rapid-fire staccato.  

The students in the other classes murmured among themselves.

Hakan ducked and twirled over the arena as debris whizzed past him. He caught two chunks of ice,  which he formed into arm shields, and smashed through the remainder of her barrage. Tama was conjuring more ice when Hakan hurled one of his shields and struck her in the stomach. She lurched forward and groaned in agony. Her air tread dissolved as she collapsed and rolled. The crowd gasped . . . 

About the Author

Christian Cura is an independent writer who dreams of becoming a successful author. Ever since he read Lord of the Rings as a teenager, it has been his dream to write and publish a novel of his own. Christian’s favorite authors include J.R.R. Tolkien, J.K. Rowling and Robert Jordan. When he is not writing, Christian can be found getting beaten up at his MMA gym. His other hobbies include, drawing, photography, graphic design and eating.

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Temple of Ice Blog Tour Schedule

Temple of Ice Giveaway

2 winners will receive character portraits from TEMPLE OF ICE, US Only.

Ends April 18th, midnight EST.

Enter here and good luck!

Tour Schedule for Temple of Ice

4/3/2023Writer of Wrongs
4/4/2023Mythical Books
4/4/2023Author Z. Knight’s Guild
4/5/2023#BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog
4/6/2023Two Chicks on Books
4/6/2023Jazzy Book Reviews
4/7/2023Rajiv’s Reviews

Week Two:

4/10/2023Cara North
4/11/2023A Blue Box Full of Books
4/12/2023Brandi Danielle Davis 
4/12/2023Living in a Fictional Reality / katg423
4/13/2023Country Mamas With Kids

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