It’s my stop with MTMC Tours to talk about THE LAST LUMENIAN by S.G. Blaise!
This is a coming of age story of Lilla, a princess and a rebel-in-disguise, who must deal with meddling gods and sudden magical abilities that she must learn to control in order to defeat the dark god before He finds her—the Last Lumenian.
This is the perfect read for anyone who loves a blend of sci-fi and fantasy, magical powers and terrifying gods. Lilla also struggles with an anxiety disorder which is rep I like to see in fantasy. It has high stakes and some wild twists! It also tackles murder mysteries and power imbalances, magical training sequences, with a twist of romance.
There’s a $100 Amazon giftcard giveaway over on my instagram too!
Most princesses need saving. This one will save you.
The Last Lumenian is a coming of age story of Lilla. She is a not-your-average princess and a rebel-in-disguise, fighting for the refugee’s freedom. The arrival of the mysterious and ruggedly-handsome Callum brings news of a bigger battle – the Era War between the two ruling archgods- that threatens not only Lilla’s home world but everyone else’s in the Seven Galaxies.
Lilla must learn to control her magic and defeat the dark god before He finds her – the last Lumenian.
ABOUT S.G. BLAISE
I was born and raised in a faraway land, somewhere in Europe. I wrote my first short story at ten. A terrible nightmare with spider-like creatures inspired me to put my dream to paper. The following day, I read the story to my class and got a positive response (I believe there was clapping). I think adding a joke or two helped.
I didn’t really think at that time that I would be a writer. Frankly, I wasn’t thinking much at that age. . . . not to mention, I really didn’t like to read. I’ll never forget the moment when it all changed. At thirteen, I picked up the book my dad had been trying to convince me to read for years and decided to give it a chance. I read it standing by the bookcase (it was a small book, no more than 200 pages). From that point forward, my passion for books and reading continued to grow. I began to identify my favorite authors and genres. As I write this, I’m wondering what my dad would say. I’m sure it would be, “I told you so.” God bless his soul.
In 2012, a European road trip changed my life forever. During that trip, I had an idea for a story. You can call it my lightbulb moment. Although English was not my first language, I knew in my gut that I was a writer and would not let anything stand in the way of creating my first book. Other than actually writing it that is. After many exhausting conversations with my very patient husband, he finally said to me, “Stop talking about it and start writing.” The rest is history. Find her at – Website | Instagram
Hi S.G.! Thanks for chatting with us today about your epic SFF adventure! Can you tell us 2 inspirations behind writing The Last Lumenian?
My main inspiration for The Last Lumenian came from a dream. I was on a cross-country road trip across Europe with my family. I woke up in the middle of the night, jetlagged, with an idea. I wrote it down with the only illumination coming from my phone. A lot has changed from this original version, but this first inspiration for my story.
The second inspiration came from reading an article about refugee camps and a Hollywood actress who visited one. I remember it left a profound impression on me.
Lilla is a sassy 19-year-old princess who is also a rebel-in-disguise. She is kind and caring and loyal. She is also on the verge of being an adult but not quite. There are still people in her life who try to tell her what to do, set her on a path they think is right for her. I love the fact that she is by no means perfect as she struggles to fit in and aims to find her purpose in life.
It took over 6 years to write the book and another year to publish it on my own. Mostly due to the editing process to polish the book and ensure the best possible quality. I had the great fortune to work with The NY Book Editors who were very professional and with Dissect Designs who did a phenomenal job with the cover. It has already won an award at the Best Book Awards for Best Cover Design for fiction.
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