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.
Gosh, the bracelets are awesome, but I'm choosing the book for the giveaway. A line from page 212, please.ReplyDelete
This sounds like a superb read! Adventurous and interesting.
Entered in the Giveaway, Barbara. And here;s the line from page 212:Delete
"He glanced at his hand, noting the black blood dripping from his trix."
Two great prizes! I'll pick the bracelets. I'm letting someone borrow my copy of RTE, or else I'd take a peek for an awesome line . . . how about page 4?ReplyDelete
Entered for the bracelets.Delete
And here's a line from page 4:
"The Book was Twenty Things You Didn't Know About Women and Wish You Could Forget Now That You Do. It doubled as a wedding gift."
Must. read. this. book.! Thanks for featuring it...and LOVE the cover. Picking the book for the giveaway-I am choosing a line from page 372.ReplyDelete
Entered for the book giveaway, Deb.Delete
Here's a line from page 372:
"The Jack's whirling boron-burning fire dimmed for a momentand then erupted like a volcano, shooting dark green flames from its face."
I've heard great things about this. I'd love to win the book. I pick page 7.ReplyDelete
Entered for the book, Natalie.Delete
Here's a line from page 7: "A good trap is like a good story: hidden and leading toward one inevitable conclusion," muttered Sky, checking his vines with a practiced delectation."
I'm picking the bracelets and page 70.ReplyDelete
I hope you'll reveal yourself if you win, Anon!Delete
Here's your line:
"The house shuddered and let out another loud groan.:
I so want the book! I think it's one my 7th grade boys would like!!!!ReplyDelete
Page 127 please :)
You're entered for the book, Jill.Delete
From page 127:
"Sky didn't know what was going on, or who Dickens was, but he made use of the opening and darted away."
I was suppose to receive a review copy of this book but it never arrived so I would love to win the book. I'm going with number 333.ReplyDelete
HI Booklogged, you're entered to win the book.Delete
Here's a line from 333:
"Sky flipped on his black light, illuminating hundreds of black-and-white crows with fluorescent blue skeletons as they took to the skies."
I'm in for the book and number 22. That's fun!ReplyDelete
Entered for the book, Reading mind.Delete
Here's your line from page 22:
"(Sky) showered nearly every day, except when he didn't, so the thought of Hannah questioning his hygiene was highly offensive."
Glad to hear E.J. has recovered from his neck surgery.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the giveaway. I'd like the book, of course! And my number: 481.
You're entered for the book! Good luck!!
Here's your quote: "And your son is taken care of, but a boy always needs his mother."
I choose the book.ReplyDelete
Annette, here's a line from page 124:Delete
"If he hadn't known better, he'd say that someone was getting mugged; he just wasn't sure whom."