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Small Things and Great Blog Tour

Updated: Mar 25, 2021

In November I kicked off my very first blog tour ahead of the release of book 3; Giants in the Earth. It was great to introduce the first book in the series; Small Things and Great to a new set of bloggers and Instagram readers.

It was wonderful to get such a warm response to the book again. Here is a round-up of some of the reviews.

Mrs Book Burney

"I thoroughly enjoyed this book, I was gripped from the start getting right into the world of Morgan. I did however struggle with her young age, and thought of her as being in her teens.

...I enjoyed reading about the faeries and magical creatures and feel this book will be enjoyed by any fantasy fan."

Curled Up With A Good Book

"Overall I thoroughly enjoyed this and am looking forward to the next book. I can’t wait to see how Morgan is growing and what she’ll get up to next! If you’re looking for your next fantasy book with lots of folklore, magic and fairytales then you should check this out. You’ll also enjoy this if you’re into the Arthurian legend. Recommended by me!".

The Magic Of Wor(l)ds

"I really enjoyed this and am most definitely looking forward to reading Book 2! Blanco takes us to a variety of magical lands, all with wonderful or terrifying creatures. Her descriptions and world-building are fantastic and really bought it to life for me. As I was reading the words the creatures and characters were coming to life in my mind's eye, taking me on a vivid and amazing adventure."

Madwoman in the Attic

"This book dwells on the conflict between Pagan and Christian and the transition from one set of beliefs to another. This is a strong start to the trilogy with a large cast of characters and an intriguing heroine. It will appeal to any fantasy reader with an interest in Arthurian legend, whether young or old."

All and Any Books

"I really enjoyed this book. It’s thrilling, exciting and Morgan’s world is just truly interesting. I like the characters and I enjoy the story plot... The world of Morgan reminds me of the world of the Lord of the Rings"⠀

Magic Book Club

"Blanco’s writing gets better and better throughout and the world she creates is beautifully familiar YET stunningly original. Morgan is feisty, brave and independent; a young Katniss Everdeen in the making."


"The book is a fast paced and easy to read book. I breezed through it, enjoying the adventures along with the characters. Looking forward to completing this series!"

My Divine Books

"The magical worlds created by Blanco is so inviting and it is very easy to get lost in the soft writing style of the author. I love how we bounce from the real world into a fairy realm and both are smoothly done. I think this book would be a perfect introduction to a younger audience who are getting into fantasy books for the first time. ❤ I really enjoyed the main character, Morgan, she is a strong willed, determined character."

Let's Escape with Books

"The world building was amazing and I was sent into a magical land full of friends and foes, monsters and fairies, whisps and piskies and Muryans. It was such a different take to a fantasy novel and it was interesting take to it."


"The author has done a fantastic job bringing Morgan’s world and surroundings to life. It was refreshing to pick up the book and escape into Morgan’s world for a while. This is a book that brings Roman mythology, folklore, fairytales and the Arthurian legend to life with each turn of a page. A superb addition to the fantasy genre that any child or adult would enjoy."


"First of all, I have to start by commenting on how stunning this book is- I loved the cover artwork! ...a book to read if you love Arthurinian legend, Celtic mythology, and fantasy, and I look forward to reading the next one!"

The Cosy Reader

"This is a great read if you enjoy Lord of the Rings or Merlin. The story is based round Morgan who is a five year old girl who lives with her parents at Tintagel Castle."

June Reads

"I am into anything related to the Arthurian legend. This is the first time I read something where Morgan is the main character and Arthur is nowhere to be seen. Her involvement with Merlin in her adventure was dark and it gave it a nice twist."

Small Things and Great is out now.

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