I am incredibly thrilled to be part of the Return to Exile Blog Tour. E.J. Patten's debut, Book One of The Hunter Chronicles, is a rip-roaring read, full of fascinating characters and monsters. The main character's palm has a cicatrice ("trix") which bleeds black blood, for gruesome's sakes!!
The novel came out in September, but the author was laid up after neck surgery and unable to promote it as effectively as he wanted. So now the Mafiosi and sundry hordes are bounding through the interwebs, full of mad love for Sky Weathers (the main character) and the rest of the Hunters who are trying to stymie the Arkhon, a.k.a. Terror of the Night, Bringer of the Dark, One of Three, The Immortal, The Blood Thief, The Wasting Hunger, The Shifting Horror, The Moon Goblin, The Night. (Whew, sounds like The Don in a really bad mood!!!)
Here's a synopsis of the novel, via Amazon:
Eleven years ago, a shattered band of ancient monster hunters captured an unimaginable evil and Phineas T. Pimiscule rescued his nephew, Sky, from the wreckage of that great battle. For eleven years, Sky Weathers has studied traps, puzzles, science, and the secret lore of the Hunters of Legend, believing it all a game. For eleven years, Sky and his family have hidden from dark enemies and moved all over the United States while, unbeknownst to Sky, his uncle Phineas sacrificed everything to protect them.
For eleven years, Sky Weathers has known nothing of that day.
But on the eve of Sky's twelfth birthday and his family's long-awaited return to the town of Exile, everything changes. Phineas has disappeared, and Sky finds himself forced to confront the mysterious secrets he's denied for so long: why did his family leave Exile on that day so long ago? What, exactly, has Phineas been preparing him for? And, the biggest mystery of all, who is Sky really and why does everyone want to kill him?!
Here's an interview from earlier in the tour with E.J. Patten. (Be warned: he's a very funny guy.)
And here's the super-dooper giveaway news. I'll send ONE lucky winner a copy of the novel, and a SECOND lucky winner a bookmark, autographed bookplate, and one of the amazing hunter's bracelets pictured below. (There is a special bracelet in the book made up of two parts, a bracelet for the daughter and a bracelet for the mother, that can be connected together into one bracelet. E.J. Patten's mother, a jewelry maker, is making the bracelets!)
For more about the bracelets, click here.)
Here's what you do to win: Comment, with your choice of book OR bracelet--as well as choosing a number between 1 and 482. I'll reply with your very own line chosen from that page in the novel. Winners will be announced on Tuesday 24th!!
Thanks for stopping by today.