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Friday, June 24, 2016

THE VANISHING THRONE by Elizabeth May / Blog Tour: Excerpt & Giveaway


Hello and welcome to the next stop in THE VANISHING THRONE blog tour, hosted by Chronicle Books. Elizabeth is on the blog today to share an excerpt from her new release, and don't forget to enter the giveaway at the end of this post. 

ABOUT THE BOOK


By: Elizabeth May
Published by: Chronicle Books
Released on: June 21st, 2016
Purchase from: Amazon | B&N
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Aileana Cameron, the Falconer, disappeared through the portal that she was trying to close forever. Now she wakes up in the fae world, trapped and tortured by the evil Lonnrach. With the help of an unexpected ally, Aileana re-enters the human world, only to find everything irrevocably changed. Edinburgh has been destroyed, and the few human survivors are living in an uneasy truce with the fae, while both worlds are in danger of disappearing altogether. Aileana holds the key to saving both worlds, but in order to do so she must awaken her latent Falconer powers. And the price of doing that might be her life.

READ AN EXCERPT

There are a lot of scenes I love in The Vanishing Throne, but one of my absolute favourites is when Aileana and Kiaran are reunited. Aside from it being the first glimpse readers have of Kiaran interacting with his sister, Aithinne, this scene shows how much Aileana and Kiaran have progressed relationship-wise from the first book. Here’s a small peek:
Kiaran looks at me with an expression I’ve never seen on him. It takes me a moment to realize it’s dawning horror. “Kam. Kam, don’t do that. Don’t cry. Don’t—”
Then I’m crying and he puts his arms around me in quite possibly the most awkward, stiff embrace I’ve ever had in my life. And I adore every second of it.
Aithinne speaks from behind us. “I admit to being somewhat unclear on the function of human tears,” she says. “So we’re sad about this? Should I menace someone?”
In lieu of a response, the only thing I can manage is something of a half-laugh, half-sob, because they’re alive and I haven’t felt like this in so long.
“For god’s sake, Aithinne,” Kiaran says, his voice rumbling through his chest, “put the blade away. You’re not going to stab Kam’s idiot friends.” Then, after a moment: “On second thought, the Seer really serves no purpose . . . ”
“Oh, shush.” I look up at him, whisking the tears off my cheeks. “Don’t ruin this. It helps if you don’t speak.” Then I press my face back into his chest. “And if you stop responding to my hug like I’m torturing you.”
Kiaran makes some attempt to relax, but he could use lessons in hugging. He ends up with one hand shoved up in my hair and the other giving my back a there there pat, but it’s the thought that counts.
“Oh, don’t give me that look,” he says to his sister. “Aithinne. Stop it.”
When I open my eyes, Aithinne is staring at us with her head tilted, a silly smile on her face. “Don’t mind me,” she says, putting her hands up. “It’s not every day I see my brooding, sullen brother comforting anyone. I think it’s splendid. Please continue.”

ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Elizabeth May hails from California and has recently earned a PhD in social anthropology at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. The Falconer was her first novel.

Connect with Elizabeth online: Website | TwitterFacebook | Instagram | Tumblr

ENTER TO WIN 

Thank you to Chronicle Books, I've got one copy of The Vanishing Throne to giveaway to 1 lucky reader! To enter, please fill out the form below. 

Please be sure to read the terms & conditions found on the giveaway form, before entering. *Open to residents of the US / Canada.


FOLLOW THE BLOG TOUR

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Tuesday
6/21/2016
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Wednesday
6/22/2016
Tales of the Ravenous Reader
Thursday
6/23/2016
Once Upon a Twilight
Friday
6/24/2016
Mundie Moms
Saturday
6/25/2016
Fiction Fare
Sunday
6/26/2016
Cracking the Cover
Monday
6/27/2016
Stuck in YA Books
Tuesday
6/28/2016
Finding Wonderland

14 comments:

  1. I have yet to read the first book but I plan on reading it soon!

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  2. I haven't read The Falconer. Thanks for this great feature and giveaway.

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  3. Can't wait to read this sequel!

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  4. No, I haven't. Should The Falconer be read first?

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  5. I haven't read any of this author's books yet. Thanks for introducing me to an exciting series!

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  6. After the cliffhanger in The Falconer that excerpt makes me happy, can't wait to read The Vanishing Throne :)

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  7. I have yet to read The Falconer. This series sounds great!

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  8. No I haven't started the falconer trilogy yet. The books sound awesome ♡ Thank you

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  9. Eee, lovely blog tour post Katie :D I ADORED this book. <3 So much. And that excerpt is so awesome :) Gah. I cannot wait for book three. <3 It's going to be amazing.

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  10. I read The Falconer and really enjoyed May's twist on faerie. It's been awhile, so I definitely need a reread before picking up the second one!

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  11. I haven't yet, but it is sitting on my shelf waiting for me to read it this summer!

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  12. I haven't yet but I have this beauty in my possession and plan to read it soon!!

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  13. I haven't yet but I have this beauty in my possession and plan to read it soon!!

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