Wednesday, January 30, 2013


I'm over at David Powers King's blog today, getting knighted. Hop over to check it out!

Now for the post: Today I have the honor of introducing M. L. Chesley's book Adversarius!

Here's the blurb -

Two kingdoms, two goals.

The king of Relavia is determined to wipe out his warring neighbors in Paridzule, a worthy adversary
for over five hundred years. News of an arranged marriage between his son and the daughter of his
lifelong enemy has fueled the temper of Relavia's tyrannical king. What he doesn't realize is the true
measure of his son's honor and how far he is willing to go to gain peace.

Excerpt 1: Captain Sorcha Lilanthroe pushed her spyglass back in upon itself and leaned on the railing
of the quarterdeck. She chewed the inside of her cheek, trying to make a decision.

“Fromas,” she finally beckoned her bosun and brother-in-law to her. She passed him the spyglass and
lifted her chin in the direction she had been studying. “What does that look like to you? Two points off
the port bow,” she directed.
Fromas lifted the contraption to his eye and surveyed the horizon. The suns shone onto his bald head.
After a moment, he lowered the spyglass. He tilted his head slightly as he looked at his captain.
“Looks tae be the remains of a ship,” he confirmed her suspicions. “Hard tae tell, but by the color of
the sails, might be a warship. Possibly from Paridzule.” Smoke billowed up over the wreckage and as
they sailed closer, flotsam appeared in the water. The wake of her ship, the Blue Drake, pushed it easily
aside. Sorcha lifted her chin again, indicating another point off the opposite railing for him to inspect.

“And what do you make of that? Four points starboard.” He lifted the glass to his eye once more and
whistled softly.

M. L. Chesley is an Alaska based author, online blogger and MMORPG junkie. She has been
writing fantasy for several years. Between writing, work and family she barely has time for much
gaming, but some days, raids take precedence over all. If you would like to learn more about her
world, created in this book, go to You can also follow her blog at

Buy it today!




ilima said...

Cool cover, title, and premise. And your interview with DPK was awesome, Jennie!

Weaver said...

Nice excerpt. Love the cover.

And congrats Lady Knight JAB!

Julie Dao said...

Loved reading your interview!! And I've heard about this book everywhere lately - it sounds like a great read.

Mark said...

Just saw your stuff over on David's blog, very cool:) Also, I love this book here, what a great opener:)

Carrie-Anne said...

I love the title! It sounds like a kind of dinosaur. And it's always wonderful to find a book written in third-person these days. It often seems like I'm in a small minority who uses that POV anymore.

Nicole said...

Loved your interview with David! And any book with pirates (or really, on a boat) is right up my alley. Thanks for alerting us to Adversarius.

prerna pickett said...

oooh, i love the premise! Definitely going to go check it out.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Mel, can't wait to read it!

David P. King said...

Glad to have you, J. A.!

And that book sounds positively sweet! :)

Mel Chesley said...

Thanks, J. A., for being a part of my blog tour! And thanks to all of the kind comments. :)

Meradeth Houston said...

Great premise and the snippet totally intrigued me!

Michelle Wallace said...

Fantasy writers always use such interesting names! Great cover too! I'm off to David's place---

Unknown said...

Looks like a great book! I'll check it out.