Hi, everybody! Today I have an amazing excerpt and giveaway for you guys! The wonderful people at Atria Books were kind enough to offer a copy of The Mapmaker's War by Ronlyn Domingue for me to give away on the blog, along with an awesome excerpt to share with you guys. Below you will find some information about The Mapmaker's War, and after the jump you can read the excerpt and enter the giveaway. I hope you enjoy the excerpt, and good luck if you choose to enter the giveaway!
The Mapmaker's War
Release Date: March 5th, 2013
Publisher: Atria Books
Number of Pages: 240
This will be the map of your heart, old woman. In an ancient time, in a faraway land, a young woman named Aoife is allowed a rare apprenticeship to become her kingdom’s mapmaker, tasked with charting the entire domain. Traveling beyond its borders, she finds a secretive people who live in peace, among great wealth. They claim to protect a mythic treasure, one connected to the creation of the world. When Aoife reports their existence to her kingdom, the community is targeted as a threat. Attempting to warn them of imminent danger, Aoife is exiled for treason and finds refuge among the very people who had been declared her enemy. With them, she begins a new life surrounded by kindness, equality, and cooperation. But within herself, Aoife has no peace. She cannot share the grief she feels for the home and children she left behind. She cannot bear the warrior scars of the man she comes to love. And when she gives birth to their gifted daughter, Aoife cannot avoid what the child forces her to confront about her past and its truth. On this most important of journeys, there is no map to guide her. In this tale—her autobiography— Aoife reveals her pain and joy, and ultimately her transformation. The Mapmaker’s War is a mesmerizing, utterly original adventure about love and loss and the redemptive power of the human spirit. Watch for its epic sequel, The Chronicle of Secret Riven, in 2014.
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