{Story Diary} Master of One by Jaida Jones, Dani Bennett | Blog Tour

Nov 10, 2020

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Hello, everyone! Before we begin, let's wish a happy book birthday to Master of One by Jaida Jones and Dani Bennett, which releases today! This was one of my most anticipated reads of 2020 and it was definitely worth the wait. I am honored to feature Master of One here on EK today, on the blog tour organized by TBR and Beyond! Be sure to add this book to your TBRs and libraries, friends. You won't regret it. Thanks, TBR and Beyond for having me on the tour, and Harper Teen for the advanced review copy.

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Master of One by Jaida Jones, Dani Bennett
Young Adult Fantasy, LGBTQ+
November 10, 2020 from Harper Teen

Sinister sorcery. Gallows humor. A queer romance so glorious it could be right out of fae legend itself. Master of One is a fantasy unlike any other. 

Rags is a thief—an excellent one. He’s stolen into noble’s coffers, picked soldier’s pockets, and even liberated a ring or two off the fingers of passersby. Until he’s caught by the Queensguard and forced to find an ancient fae relic for a sadistic royal sorcerer. 

But Rags could never have guessed this “relic” would actually be a fae himself—a distractingly handsome, annoyingly perfect, ancient fae prince called Shining Talon. Good thing Rags can think on his toes, because things just get stranger from there... 

With the heist and intrigue of Six of Crows and the dark fairy tale feel of The Cruel Prince, this young adult fantasy debut will have readers rooting for a pair of reluctant heroes as they take on a world-ending fae prophecy, a malicious royal plot, and, most dangerously of all, their feelings for each other.

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Reasons to Read Master of One

♚ If you're a fan of many but short chapters with multiple POVs, this is for you.

♚ There's fae, magic, royals, a heist, sorcerers, thieves, a quest, a cutthroat queen, a ragtag group of chaotic gays and more in this high fantasy that is not to be missed.

♚ The unique magic systems of the fae and the sorcerers, and how each wield it is quite interesting. 🧚🧙‍♀️✨

♚ It's unapologetically and wonderfully queer. 🌈💕

Funny, witty banter and the dynamic between the characters is not only highly entertaining but also shows the characters sense of humor and personalities.

Brilliant worldbuilding and excellent character development that readers can appreciate and get immersed in.

♚ It's action-packed after a creeping, methodical build up. ⚔️

♚ It's a character-driven story with the reluctant band of misfits, some of which readers may grow to love.

Tropes / Themes

☽ Heist
☽ Quest to find an object
☽ Slow burn romance
☽ Y E A R N I N G
☽ Grumpy/sunshine pairing
☽ Mustache-twirling villain (sans mustache)
☽ Morally grey characters
☽ Soft boy under grumpy exterior
☽ A group of chaotic gays
☽ Evil queen


☀ m/m romance
☀ Disabled SCs
☀ Trans SC
☀ Chronic illness

Content/Trigger Warnings

➤ Violence
➤ Blood
➤ Torture
➤ Physical Abuse
➤ Death
➤ Grief
➤ Animal death
➤ Kidnapping

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"She needed her rage, had donned it like armor."

--Jaida Jones & Dani Bennett, Master of One

"Don’t pay attention to what you can’t do. Remember what you can."

--Jaida Jones & Dani Bennett, Master of One

"Memories often betray us this way... Because what we think we remember and what truly was are only distorted echoes of each other."

--Jaida Jones & Dani Bennett, Master of One

"Forgive me."
"I would forgive you of anything. Anything but death… I have waited so long for you. So many of your short lifetimes. And I have missed you every moment of every year until we met."

--Jaida Jones & Dani Bennett, Master of One

[Quotes are from an unedited advanced review copy and is subject to change in the final publication]

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Jaida Jones and Danielle Bennett are married co-authors (without wanting to divorce yet) who live in Brooklyn with 8 cats. Danielle is from Victoria, British Columbia, and works freelance as an independent editor, proofreader and plagiarism checker. Jaida is a native New Yorker. Their published work includes four novels from the Volstovic Cycle, in addition to their many twitter rants on intersectional feminism and the NYC subway system. 

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