Thursday, March 5, 2020



A feudalistic world embedded for centuries within the continent of Mystos is falling apart. Peasant uprisings, political and religious scheming from the academia, and the highborn’s lust for power are the causes for this political downfall in Mystos. A Death at Dawn is the first book of an epic fantasy series that follows various characters, each going through their own journey during a time of civil turmoil. In the middle of the chaos is the ruling family of the Mountain Realm, House Wayward; a racially mixed family, dealing with their own inner conflicts. However, when tragedy strikes House Wayward, instead of rallying together, the members split apart and strategize for their own advantage, even if that means taking each other down. This story gives the perspective of the people directly affected by these events. As some begin to experience adolescence, other older characters experience a taste of power, misery, deception, and insanity. Within the series, each character has to make decisions that not only affect their lives, but the lives around them, making many question if they are the true hero of this series. Book one sets up the journey that these characters will experience during the series.

Book Details:

Title: A Death at Dawn

Author’s name: Gabrielle Grey

Genre: fantasy

Series: When the Fires Broke Through

Published: January 30, 2020

Page count: 468 pages


Things you need in order to write: I need a clear mind, my handy notebook, and my computer.
Things that hamper your writing: something that hampers my writing is me. I over think way too much on if I am portraying the character in the best way. 

Things you love about writing: it’s fun and exciting.
Things you hate about writing: getting writer’s block.

Easiest thing about being a writer: for me, it is world building. It helps me plan out my plot better when I know the world I am writing in. 

Hardest thing about being a writer:
knowing when to stop.

Words that describe you: friendly, cheerful, unique.
Words that describe you but you wish they didn’t: quiet, weird, anti-social.

Favorite foods: pizza, chicken tenders, French fries, and ranch.
Things that make you want to throw up: Brussel sprouts, any type of bean, mustard, and marshmallows.

Favorite song: well, my favorite song changes all the time, but my current favorite song is “Blue World” by Mac Miller.
Music that make your ears bleed: I like most genres of music, but today’s country music is not like how it was in the 90s.

Favorite beverage: Ginger Ale and sweet tea.

Something that gives you a pickle face: taking a shot of Fireball Whiskey.

Favorite smell: vanilla and roasted marshmallows.

Something that makes you hold your nose: smelly trash.

Something you’re really good at: a part of me wants to say writing and leave it at that, but I am good a more than just that. I’m good at singing, drawing, putting on makeup, sleeping, eating, and remembering history facts that no one cares about. 

Something you’re really bad at: being consistently active.

Something you wish you could do: I wish I could teleport.
Something you wish you’d never learned to do: pop my knuckles.

People you consider as heroes: my parents.

People with a big L on their foreheads: people who are prejudice and not open-minded.

Last best thing you ate: my own cooking.

Last thing you regret eating: Steak n’ Shake.

Things you always put in your books: I always put jokes in my books because the narrative is usually serious.

Things you never put in your books: most likely, I’ll never put a sex scene in my books because I feel like innuendos are enough. Especially when there is so much other stuff going on in the book.

Favorite places you’ve been: England, Italy, and Switzerland.

Places you never want to go to again: I never want to go to high school again.

Favorite things to do: I like to play the Elder Scrolls Online and Call of Duty. I also like to watch anime and YouTube videos anytime I get the chance.
Things you’d run through a fire wearing gasoline pants to get out of doing: anything shown on Fear Factor.

Things that make you happy: traveling, my dog, anime/manga, playing video games, learning new historical facts, and a good song.

Things that drive you crazy: my dog (again), clutter, inconveniences, and my anxiety. 

The last thing you did for the first time: I tried sushi. It was good, I just had to poke the avocados out. 

Something you’ll never do again: dye my hair blonde.


Gabrielle Grey is the author of the When the Fires Broke Through series. Currently, she attends the University of North Carolina at Charlotte for her MA in History. When she isn’t writing and researching, she loves playing the Elder Scrolls Online, watching anime, and scrolling endlessly through Twitter.
Growing up in a creative and expressive household allowed Gabrielle to become interested in several different hobbies, one of which is writing. She has been writing since she was a young girl, and in 2014, at 18 years old, she began a new story – A Death at Dawn.

Connect with Gabrielle:
Website  |  Twitter 

Buy the book:

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