Author DJ Edwardson’s The Last Motley

last motley fantasy book tour

Grim Trojan is excited to welcome you to the last stop in the virtual book tour for The Last Motley by Grace Award nominated author DJ Edwardson.

To celebrate the book’s release the digital version has been offered at the special discounted price of 99 cents. However, as the last day of the tour, today (February 17th) is the last day you can get this wonderful read at this amazing price.

In addition to a great deal on The Last Motley, you’re invited to come along on a virtual treasure hunt visiting some of the places featured in the novel. And to help you along your journey, we’re giving away a few prizes, too. So how ’bout them apples?

Today’s stop is:


The oldest and grandest city of the empire, Evenspire is the home of the Emperor himself, ruler over the five “Helms” or provinces of Halicon.

His castle gives the city its name and is unique among all known buildings of the age. Not for its grand and sprawling white limestone walls and towers, but rather from the massive tower rising up from the center of the castle. The Evenspire itself soars three hundred feet high and is visible from almost anywhere in the city. tower (and by extension the city itself) gets its name from the light which shines forth from the top every evening. It is more than a tower, you see. It is in fact a lighthouse, a glittering beacon to sailors seeking safe harbor among the city’s sprawling docks. It’s golden bloom has guided many a storm tossed ship through the night.

Aside from the tower itself, among the steeply sloping and twisted streets are numerous markets for every conceivable good. The horse market and shipyards are of particular note, housed as they ar inside vaulted stone buildings of ancient design. Also of note is the seven-storied royal library whose unique layers make it appear as if it were a waterfall frozen in stone.

Surely there are many dangers in the streets once the sun falls, and much corruption no doubt in the Emperor’s court, but Evenspire is indeed a wonder to behold and has never failed to leave an impression on those who behold it for the first time.

Evenspire fantasy map from The Last Motley

We hope you enjoyed this little glimpse into the world of Arinn. If this taste has you curious, be sure to check out the full length novel set in this world.

This unique tale is not your typical fantasy novel, Yes, you’ll find monsters, dungeons, harrowing escapes, magic portals, a humor, an ancient artifact, and much more but above all This is the story about the importance of family, faith, and the courage to do the right thing.

Here’s the official teaser:

The Last Motley Fantasy Book Cover

The Last Motley

Motleys. Candy-colored creatures with dark powers to drain the souls of men. That’s what Roderick always thought. Until he met one. Now he’s not so sure. But with seemingly everyone in the province hunting the motley down, he must quickly decide which side he’s on.

Is the motley the living nightmare the legends say? Or just a child cursed by magic? Should Roderick save him from an awful fate, or turn him in? Either way, it seems like everyone wants to make sure that this will indeed be the last motley.

Be one of the first to read this unique and original fantasy novel, available now for the first time in digital format at the following online locations:

Amazon | iBookstore | Barnes & Noble | Kobo books | Smashwords | Amazon UK


Treasures along the way

As you follow along on this virtual tour of Arinn, be sure to enter the giveaway to make your journey a little easier. Maybe you’ll be one of the ones to find treasure at journey’s end.

Here’s what we’re giving away:

last motley giveaway treasure hunt
A lovely leather journal, an autographed copy of The Last Motley, and a coloring book from the Chronicles of Narnia

You can use the journal to record your travels, the novel as your guide, and the coloring book to, well…for those rainy days when you’re stuck in the inn!

PLEASE NOTE: By entering the giveaway you agree to receive occasional email updates about DJ Edwardson’s releases, sales and book reviews. He will not share your email for any reason and you can unsubscribe at any time. Entries accepted until February 23rd.

Enter the Giveaway

Now if you’re feeling especially adventurous, there is a separate giveaway for the truly dedicated treasure hunters among you. All you have to do is collect ALL TWELVE location names on the tour (e.g. if this were for Middle-earth the answers might be Rivendell, The Shire, Mordor, Gondor, etc – basically we’re looking for the names of the places featured on each of the maps at every stop).

Once you’ve got them all, send them to:


You will be entered in a drawing to win this one-of-a-kind poster of the World of Arinn. Measuring 36″X24″ it is nearly movie poster size, printed on thick, glossy paper, and suitable for framing. In addition, the map will be signed by the author. This is a prize you won’t find anywhere else!

motley fantasy map poster world of arinn
(actual photo) It’s even more impressive in person. It’s huge!

You will not be added to the email list for this drawing. Entries accepted until February 23rd as well.

Winners for both contests will be contacted within three days of the closing of the contests.

Revisit The journey

There have been many stops along this virtual tour. Be sure to check them all out.

Feb 6 E.E. Rawls
Feb 7 Angel Leya
Feb 8 Elise Edmonds
Feb 9 Jennette L. Mbewe
Feb 10 Jess Elliot
Feb 11 Rachael Ritchey
Feb 12 Deborah O’Carroll
Feb 13 Karlie Lucas
Feb 14 Abbey Stellingwerff
Feb 15 Jenelle Leanne Schmidt
Feb 16 Jessica Groom
Feb 17 Steven Moore


Thanks for joining us on this journey!