The Obsidian Dagger Hits #1 in Fantasy on Amazon Kindle
Light Messages Publishing is thrilled to announce that its recent release of The Obsidian Dagger by Brad A. LaMar has hit #1 in contemporary fantasy on Amazon Kindle. LaMar's young adult fantasy received the big boost primarily due to its feature as Amazon's daily deal on April 18, said Elizabeth Turnbull, Light Messages senior editor.
Mr. LaMar, who resides in Indianapolis, said he was nearly floored to see his book on the top of a best selling list. "It's a thrilling sensation that I will never forget," Mr. LaMar said.
Amazon deal shoppers aren't the only ones loving The Obsidian Dagger though. The book has already been met with great enthusiasm by teachers, librarians, and, especially, young readers.
Librarian Michelle Bridgewater Allee commented in her Amazon review, "If you're looking to get a middle school student interested and excited to read, this is the book for you! We have several copies in our library, and the book is literally flying off of the shelf.... A book that gets middle school age students wanting to read? What else is there to say? Brad LaMar hits a homerun with this exciting tale!"
The Obsidian Dagger, book one in the Celtic Mythos series, tells the story of a mad witch with a magically crafted and frightfully powerful obsidian dagger who threatens to obliterate humanity and overtake the magic clans of the Celtic Isles. Destiny forces 17-year-old American, Brendan O'Neal, and his younger sister, Lizzie, to intervene. Joining the desperate princess of the Leprechauns, Dorian, and her two loyal companions, Rory and Biddy, they embark on a dangerous and wondrous adventure across Ireland and Scotland to thwart the witch and save mankind.
Little does Brendan know that stopping the witch is only the beginning. Battling the witch's mutated forces of magical beings, the heroic band in The Obsidian Dagger will have to reach deeper into themselves than they ever thought possible to find the strength, courage, and will to see their quest through to the end. Brendan will soon learn that the lines between reality, mythology, and divinity are more blurred than he ever imagined.
Mr. LaMar says that this recent success is a huge encouragement as he works on the next two books in the series. "Going forward, this success will do nothing but encourage me to continue to work at creating the best possible stories that I can," he said. "I want to do that for the readers and so that I can be proud of the characters and worlds I create."
The Megalith Union, book two in the Celtic Mythos series, is set for publication this fall.