Spotlight on Kingdom of Ash and Briars by Hannah West, Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!
Today we're spotlighting Hannah West's novel, Kingdom of Ash and Briars! Read on for more about Hannah, her novel, a chapter excerpt, plus a giveaway!
Meet Hannah West!
Hannah West has swooned over fantasy and fairy tales since before she wrote her first story about a runaway princess living on top of a flagpole with two loaves of bread. Kingdom of Ash and Briars is her first novel, which she began as a college junior while studying abroad in Orléans, France. She freelance writes for Modernize.com about renewable energy and sustainable living. She lives in Rockwall, Texas, with her husband, Vince, and Robb, their rambunctious blue heeler.
Meet Kingdom of Ash and Briars!
Bristal, an orphaned kitchen maid, lands in a gritty fairy tale gone wrong when she discovers she is an elicromancer with a knack for shape-shifting. An ancient breed of immortal magic beings, elicromancers have been winnowed down to merely two - now three - after centuries of bloody conflict in the realm. Their gifts are fraught with responsibility, and sixteen-year-old Bristal is torn between two paths. Should she vow to seek the good of the world, to protect and serve mortals? Or should she follow the strength of her power, even if it leads to unknown terrors? She draws on her ability to disguise herself as a man to infiltrate a prince's band of soldiers, and masquerades as a fairy godmother to shield a cursed princess, but time is running out. As an army of dark creatures grows closer, Bristal faces a supernatural war. To save the kingdoms, Bristal must find the courage to show her true form.
Building on homages to Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Jane Austen's Emma and the Chinese legend of Hua Mulan, Hannah West makes a spectacular debut.
Kingdom of Ash and Briars Excerpt:
Kingdom of Ash and Briars
By: Hannah West
Release Date: September 15, 2016
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This is a new YA release I am looking forward to more than almost any other! I keep getting more psyched! Thanks! -- Kara S
Oh my goodness! This sounds amazing!!! From the shapeshifting to the fairytale elements, it sounds like the perfect Fantasy read!
Super pretty cover! And I love the story. It sounds so interesting and I would be very pleased if I get a copy. I would love to read this.
The cover is stunning! I've heard so much about this book. The obstacles this character faces will make for exciting reading!