Hiya guys, Happy Tuesday! =D
Today, DRR is sharing a YA Fantasy with you, and it sounds like a great one to read in October!
Check it out, see the author's playlist, and enter the giveaway at the bottom before you go!
~Released: June 30th, 2015
~Publisher: Tenebris Books, Grimbold Books
~Length: 345 Pages
~Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy
Some battles bleed so much, and for so long, that the earth never truly forgets their dead. Some battles are born of oppression, and some of greed, and some simply because it was written in the stars.
Three sisters—Charlemagne, Cairo and Pendragon Agonistes—are sent from America to England to live with their eccentric grandparents after their mother disappears and their father falls to pieces. But before the girls have time to find their feet, Charlemagne is married off to a dead man, Penny takes a nap and wakes up as a boy, and Cairo is swept into a dangerous romance with a man who wants her for more than her considerable charm. With the girls wrapped up in a conflict they barely understand, they don’t notice that their grandmother is transforming, or that the two demigod assassins who took their mother are now coming for them—if one of them can get over his crisis of conscience.
In this richly painted tale, at whose heart is the unbreakable bond of family and blood, the world of Seraphina collides with our own as three unique girls are dragged into twilight lives past, fighting for vengeance, retribution, and the survival of their exiled people.
Jude developed a love of fantasy from a relatively early age after realising an innate talent for making stuff up could result in something other than detention. Working across the globe infields as diverse as journalism, data entry, sales, management consultancy and babysitting, Jude has partially succeeded in putting an English and History degree from Oxford University to good use. A somnambulist, insomniac, lover of letters, Jude writes late into the night, most nights, tumbling down the rabbit hole to dream of other lives. Jude currently lives in Pennsylvania with an over-enthusiastic family and absurdly entitled dog.
by Jude Houghton
The music playlist for writing Songs of Seraphina was a little bizarre but here goes:
1. The soundtrack to: Guild Wars*
2. The soundtrack to: Diablo II**
3. Vic Chestnutt: West of Rome
4. Interpol: Turn on the Bright Lights
5. Debussy: La Mer & Nocturnes
6. Clinic: Internal Wrangler
7. Ariana Delawari: Lion of Panjshir
*Have the soundtrack but have never played the game. This became the "on repeat" album I listened to while writing the book. It captures the mood of the book perfectly and I couldn’t turn it off.
**Have the soundtrack and completed the game. Many, many wasted hours.
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