Book Tour| That Dark Infinity – Kate Pentecost

This week TBR and Beyond Tours is hosting a book tour for That Dark Infinity by Kate Pentecost. That Dark Infinity seems like the perfect book to pick up around Halloween. Today I want to tell you about the book and I had a chance to interview the author. Keep on reading to find out more!

That Dark Infinity by Kate Pentecost
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Publishing Date: October 19, 2021

By night, the Ankou is a legendary, permanently young mercenary. By day, a witch’s curse leaves him no more than bones. Caught in an unending cycle of death and resurrection, the Ankou wants only to find the death that has been prophesied for him, especially once he begins to rot while he’s still alive….

After the kingdom of Kaer-Ise is sacked, Flora, loyal handmaiden to the princess, is assaulted and left for dead. As the sole survivor of the massacre, Flora wants desperately to find the princess she served. When the Ankou agrees to help her find the princess, and to train her in exchange for her help in breaking his curse, she accepts. But how can she kill an immortal? Especially one whom she is slowly growing to understand—and maybe even to love?

Together, they will solve mysteries, battle monsters, break curses, and race not only against time, but against fate itself.

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Author Interview

What inspired you to start writing?

My family is full of teachers, and I was constantly surrounded by books. Specifically children’s books and discussions around them and why they were great. I grew up wanting to create them Right now I write mainly YA, but I’d love to write MG soon and really delve deeper into the world of kidlit.

What are some of your favorite books? What makes them your favorites?

My favorite book of all time is The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle. I think the language is beautiful and it’s very clear that the author was writing exactly what he wanted to when he was writing it. A lot of the “rules” of world building in fantasy are broken, there are playful anachronisms everywhere, and the villain is the personification of depression. I LOVE The Last Unicorn. The Neverending Story by Michael Ende is also wonderful. It’s so imaginative and at its heart it’s all about inner child healing and self discovery. The ending is just fantastic. I grew up with these books and they really made an impression on me. Particularly on my own writing style and on the types of protagonists I prefer to write about. I love a good flaneur, a wanderer who is less “active” and is more REactive, then grows more active as the story progresses. Controversial, I know!

If you could live in any fictional world, where would you live?

Fantastica from The Neverending Story, definitely. The world IS HUMAN IMAGINATION ITSELF. I’m obsessed.

What was your favorite part of writing That Dark Infinity?

I really enjoyed fleshing out the world based on real locations that exist, existed, or existed in folklore. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Hoia Bacciu, and Caer-Ys were particularly fun to study, as well as the geography of ancient Brittany, Romania, and Persia.

If you were a character in That Dark Infinity, what kind of character would you be?

Oh, an NPC, definitely. Somebody who sees them walking by at a market or something and decides to mind her own business. I do not have main character energy and I am more than fine with that.

What is your favorite quote from That Dark Infinity?

Oh, I don’t think I have a favorite quote, really. The characters aren’t necessarily eloquent, but I’m interested to see what quotes resonate with readers!

Tour Schedule

During this tour there are a lot of amazing bloggers and bookstagrammers participating. If you want to see their posts as well, click here for the schedule.

About the Author

Kate Pentecost was born and raised on the Texas/Louisiana border, where ghosts and rural legends lurk in the pines and nothing is completely as it seems.
She holds an MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She was recently nominated for a Rhysling award for her poem “Small Town Witches.”
Her debut novel, Elysium Girls, is forthcoming from Disney Hyperion in 2020 in print and audio formats.
She is obsessed with the Romantic Poets and can be identified by the enormous tattoo of Percy Bysshe Shelley on her arm. She lives in Houston.

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That Dark Infinity sounds like an amazing book and I really hope to get to it very soon! Have you read any dark or spooky books lately? Let me know in the comments!

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