Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Today, I'm excited to be bringing you a giveaway for a book by one of my favorite historical fiction authors, Philippa Gregory. Changeling, the first book in the Order of Darkness series, is now out in paperback! It's Gregory's first foray into YA, and she does a pretty good job bringing an interesting twist to historical fiction by bringing in some supernatural elements. My review is coming later on in the month, but it's safe to say that I did like this one, and I'm curious to see where it goes next!
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Series: Order of Darkness #1
Publisher: Simon Teen (an imprint of Simon & Schuster)
Publication Date: January 1, 2013
Dark myths, medieval secrets, intrigue, and romance populate the pages ofthis first in a four-book teen series from the #1 bestselling author of The Other Boleyn Girl.
The year is 1453 and all signs point to it being the end of the world. Accused of heresy and expelled from his monastery, handsome seventeen-year-old Luca Vero is recruited by a mysterious stranger to record the end of times across Europe. Commanded by sealed orders, Luca is sent to map the fears of Christendom and travel to the very frontier of good and evil.
Seventeen-year-old Isolde, a Lady Abbess, is trapped in a nunnery to prevent her from claiming her rich inheritance. As the nuns in her care are driven mad by strange visions, walking in their sleep, and showing bleeding wounds, Luca is sent to investigate and driven to accuse her.
Forced to face the greatest fears of the dark ages—witchcraft, werewolves, madness—Luca and Isolde embark on a search for truth, their own destinies, and even love as they take the unknown ways to the real historical figure who defends the boundaries of Christendom and holds the secrets of the Order of Darkness.
MORE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Philippa Gregory is the author of several internationally bestselling novels, including The Other Boleyn Girl and The White Queen, and is a recognized authority on women’s history. She lives in the north of England with her family and welcomes visitors to her website, PhilippaGregory.com. Order of Darkness: Changeling is her first novel written for teens. Learn more about her here!
Two winners will receive a paperback copy of Changeling. The contest is open for residents of US/CA only.