Here’s All the Details on Lou Diamond Phillips’ New Novel, ‘The Tinderbox: Soldier of Indira’

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Yvonne Phillips and Lou Diamond Phillips

Before the release of The Tinderbox: Soldier of Indira, here is some information to help you prepare for the release!

Written by Lou Diamond Phillips, known for his role in La Bamba and most recently in FOX’s Prodigal Son, comes a novel unlike any other. With illustrations for the novel provided by the insanely talented Yvonne Phillips, it combines fantasy and sci-fi for an epic story that will keep readers engaged to the final pages!

Image courtesy of Manfred Baumann

Check out this description, courtesy of BookSparks, below:

Two worlds at war will bring them together… or tear them apart…

Everson didn’t want to be a soldier. His parents forced him to serve, as all good Indiran men should.
The only problem? His first battle against their mortal enemies goes horribly wrong and he winds
up stranded on the enemy planet.

Now, Everson has to survive in this strange new land where everyone is out to get him. Not to
mention, the planet Mano is covered in unforgiving desert. And he’s the target of traitors who want
to use him in a dastardly plot to overthrow their mad king, Xander the Firm, by having him retrieve
a piece of mysterious and powerful ancient technology known as the Tinderbox.

But everything changes during a chance encounter with the king’s daughter, Allegra. Despite her
station, she’s in as grave of danger from her own people as Everson is. And though their peoples
have been at odds for centuries, an unlikely spark forms between them.

As their worlds come crashing down around them, their forbidden love might be the only chance to
end this war forever. Or, it might just be the doom of everyone…”

The Aethon hard copy of the novel will be available for purchase at $24.99 on October 20 (ISBN-13: 978-1949890532). The audiobook, produced by Podium Audiobook, will be narrated by R.C Bray and Julia Whelan and will be available for free for subscribers or to purchase for $34.99. An e-book will also be released and is $4.99 on Apple iBooks, Nook, Kobo, and more.

Here are some reviews of the novel so far:

“A wonderful mashup of ‘Stars Wars,’ ‘Game of Thrones,’ and one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most complex fairy tales. An added bonus? Yvonne Phillips’s haunting, beautiful illustrations.”― Chris Bohjalian, ‘New York Times’ bestselling author of ‘The Flight Attendant’

“An amazingly prescient tale from one of the finest storytellers I know, ‘The Tinder Box’ is an otherworldly adventure combining a much-loved fable with the sweep and grandeur of a startling, science-fiction epic.” ― Craig Johnson, ‘New York Times’ bestselling author of the ‘Walt Longmire Mysteries’

Make sure you grab your copy on when it releases on Tuesday, October 20. Keep an eye out for our review coming soon!

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By Kailey
Kailey has been a writer for Nerds and Beyond since 2018. She received her bachelors degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders in May of 2020. Some of her favorite TV shows are The Blacklist, Supernatural, and Prodigal Son, to name a few. She also loves all things Disney! You can check her out on social media @kaileygross.
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