{Guest Post/Giveaway} Top Ten Things to Know About Elementals and the Elements by Jennifer Ellision, Author of THREATS OF SKY AND SEA

Jennifer Ellision spent a great deal of her childhood staying up past her bedtime with a book and a flashlight. When she couldn’t find the stories she wanted to read, she started writing them. She loves words, has a soft spot for fanfiction, and is a master of the fangirl flail. She lives in South Florida with her family, where she lives in fear of temperatures below 60 Fahrenheit.
THREATS OF SKY AND SEA, a young adult fantasy, is her first novel.

Top Ten Things to Know About 
Elementals and the Elements
by Jennifer Ellision

1)      Elementals can mess your day UP.

2)      Despite popular misconception, being a specific type of Elemental (or, as they're sometimes known, Adept) in Egria and the rest of the world of THREATS OF SKY AND SEA does not mean one has a particular sort of personality. Fire Torchers don't have quicker tempers than they would if they were Water Throwers.

3)      ...But it might mean that they lean toward specific interests. For example, Earth Shakers are likely candidates for a gardening hobby. In our world, they would have been totally jazzed about the seventies trend of pet rocks... and probably found it much easier to get their “pets” to do tricks.

4)      Elemental abilities are closely linked to Egrian mythology and religion.

5)      The idea of the classical elements of earth, air, fire, and water can be traced back to ancient cultures in Greece, Babylonia, and India. With some variations, they can also be traced back to ancient China, Japan, Tibet.

6)      Modern astrology still utilizes the four elements by dividing the twelve signs of the zodiac into the categories of earth, air, fire or water.

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7)      The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo- Grisha have powers over more than just the elements, though some do have power over water, fire, etc., etc. Plus, it's an utterly well-crafted and compelling series.

8)      Avatar: The Last Airbender- Elemental or “Bender” abilities are restricted by the countries that they come from. Only one person, Avatar Aang, possesses the power to wield all four elements and stop the ruthless domination of the Fire Nation and its Fire Lord. Great characters, story growth, and fantastic world-building.

9)      The Legend of Korra- A sequel series to Avatar: The Last Airbender, focusing on the new Avatar (Korra) and featuring more ass-kicking women, steampunkery, and fun. The series is fun on its own, but its great for fans of A:TLA to see how the world has progressed and to get sneak peeks at how the characters in A:TLA grew up.

10)  Sailor Moon- And I mean Sailor Moon in all of its many incarnations (anime, live-action, musical, manga, reboot anime...). I will extol the virtues of Sailor Moon until the day I die. Though many of Sailor Moon's roots come from Greek and Roman mythology, there are definitely Elemental aspects to it. We see that through the powers of some of the Sailor Senshi. Throw that in with a “miracle romance,” amazing female friendships, and Sailor Moon just has a magic all its own.

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Author: Jennifer Ellision
Release Date: May 20, 2014
Publisher: Jennifer Ellision
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Sixteen year-old Breena Perdit has spent her life as a barmaid, innocent to her father’s past and happily free from the Elemental gifts that would condemn her to a life in the Egrian King’s army. Until the day that three Elemental soldiers recognize her father as a traitor to the throne and Bree’s father is thrown in jail—along with the secrets from his last mission as the King’s assassin. Secrets that could help the King win a war. Secrets he refuses to share.

Desperate to escape before the King’s capricious whims prove her and her father’s downfall, Bree bargains with him: information for their lives. It’s a good trade. And she has faith she’ll get them both out of the King’s grasp with time.

But that was before the discovery that she’s the weapon the King’s been waiting for in his war.

Now, time is running out. To save her father’s life and understand her own, Bree must unravel the knot of her father’s past before the King takes his life– and uses her to bring a nation to its knees.


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Season 1 of Avatar: The Last Airbender, a pair of “water tribe” stud earrings, a signed paperback of Threats of Sky and Sea by Jennifer Ellision, and Threats of Sky and Sea swag-

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  1. Weirdly, I've only read a few books that involved paranormal with the elements but I've enjoyed them immensely so I think I really need to try this one out. Thanks for being on the tour, Bonnie! :)


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