The Katori Chronicles, Book 1

By A D Lombardo April 9 – 12

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  • Genre:  Young adult fantasy
  • Print length: 253 pages
  • Suitable for young adults? Target audience is young adult. Material suitable for age 12 to adult
  • Trigger warnings: There are passing references to the death of a parent, death of a wolf during a hunting scene, and to deaths in battle. No graphic material.
  • Formats available for the Tour: mobi, epub, pdf. [sorry, no paperbacks!]
  • Amazon rating: 5*

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About The Half-Light

Will Kai be able to unlock his potential—and can he handle the risks?

Prince Kai’s life was transformed the moment he witnessed the death of his mother—killed by a dragon in the palace garden right in front of him. After years of sheltered isolation, Kai is desperate to find his way in a changing world. So he sheds his royal detail by venturing out of the confines of Diu city alone.

When two people from his mother’s past come to test him, they discover Kai is more than he should be. The catalyst of bonding with a Nebean black wolf sparks an awakening in Kai—an awakening that should have been impossible. Now they must teach Kai how to control and hide his gifts, at the great risk of exposing their magical civilization to an unfriendly world.

Mentored by his cousin, the newly appointed Master General Cazier, and the spy Riome, Kai must find a way to navigate the challenges of being a teenager, the burdens of being a prince, and the secret of being a Half-Light.

Praise for The Half-Light

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“The Half-Light is my kind of book. Secrets, castles, dragons… mystery. Great reading for all ages. My 9 year old grandson said it’s his second favorite book next to Harry Potter. He thought the boy, Kai was mischeevious.e.” Amazon Reader

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“I kept going back to read more of Kai’s adventures. I’m sad I got to the end and want more. I’ve not been so engrossed by a story in my memory of 74 years.” Amazon Reader

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“The Half-Light is one of the best books that I have read in a long time. The characters are original and interesting, and I couldn’t wait to read each new chapter to find out what happened next. I really believe that this story is comparable to the Harry Potter series and am looking forward to the next book. I recommend this book for all ages.”” Amazon Reader

About A D Lombardo

Angela Lombardo was born in Akron, Ohio, raised on a farm by her grandparents who sacrificed a great deal to give her and her brother a good life. Public school came as a complete culture shock after attending a small Christian private school.

She loves animals, the country life and is still a tomboy at heart. You can take her off the bobcat, but you’ll never get her to enjoy the city. She dabbled in playing the piano, playing sports and fishing.

Her love of comics started with Spiderman, Wonder Woman, and Superman. Being a Trekkie and a BMX rider, Angela did not have many girlfriends or time for makeup. She spent most of her time with her older brother crashing dirt bikes and three-wheelers. As a teenager, her grandmother sent her to Barbizon to teach her how to be a proper girl. She is fortunate she had a son.

Angela started writing The Half-Light in fall 2017 after a sleepless night gave her pause about the mother in a made-up story she created for her son. She spent the weekend solving the mystery of where the mother went.


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