Welcome to my stop on the Witchlander's Blog Tour!
Lena has agreed to participate in the Captioned! feature here on One A Day Y.A.
Captioned! is a fun way for authors, bloggers, and readers to participate on the blog. The idea behind Captioned! is to showcase a short piece of fiction paired with or inspired by a photograph. If you would like to participate please go to this page for more details. Photos are provided by me or if you are feeling really ambitious you can find your own. Our guest today, Lena Coakley has chosen her own photo and is sharing with us a piece from her Y.A. fantasy debut Witchlanders.
The world was swollen with color now, blinding and bright. This must be magic, he thought with a shiver, or something like it. Below him, the birds in the trees grew restless, agitated by his song. They rose up in front of him in a great spiral, dazzling him. He could see everything so clearly now, as if a veil that had been in front of his eyes all his life had finally been lifted. He shifted his song slightly, and one of the birds stopped in mid air. He was amazed that he could do it, amazed by how effortless it was. The bird hovered right before his eyes, flapping uselessly, making no headway, as if flying against a strong wind. Falpian marveled at its green iridescence, and he laughed, making his laughter part of his song. No wonder he had frustrated his tutors; this was so easy. For the first time he understood what he had always been taught: the world was made of music. All the things that seemed solid—the trees, the birds, his own body—were really just vibrations in the great God Kar’s endless song.
All the birds had stopped now, even their wings motionless. Falpian’s voice held them up. He could hear their little hearts whirring inside them, and he knew he could stop them too. He could stop all those little hearts, and make the birds rain down like stones into the gorge.
From Chapter Four of Witchlanders by Lena Coakley, ©Lena Coakley
It’s all a fake.
At least, that’s what Ryder thinks. He doubts the witches really deserve their tithes—one quarter of all the crops his village can produce. And even if they can predict the future, what danger is there to foretell, now that his people’s old enemy, the Baen, has been defeated?
But when a terrifying new magic threatens both his village and the coven, Ryder must confront the beautiful and silent witch who holds all the secrets. Everything he’s ever believed about witches, the Baen, magic and about himself will change, when he discovers that the prophecies he’s always scorned—
Are about him.
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About Lena Coakley
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Lena is holding a very exciting giveaway for the tour. You can win a Kindle3 complete with the Witchlanders skin (shown below) complete with a copy of Witchlanders by Lena Coakley.
Answer the video question (below) in the comments and you are entered in the Kindle3 Giveaway. Gather up to 15 entries by commenting on each Tour Stop. Open to the US and Canada. The winner will be announced on September 13, 2011 at Lena's blog.
Good luck everyone! And a big THANK YOU to Lena Coakley for appearing on the blog and sharing with my readers some of Falpian's Magic!
Follow the Tour
Provided below is a list of all participating blogs in the Witchlanders Blog Tour:
Monday, August 22nd -The Page Turners
Tuesday, August 23rd- The Unread Reader
BONUS post! Tuesday, August, 23rd - The Zealous Reader
Wednesday, August 24th - Books Complete Me
BONUS post! Wednesday, August 24th - Rayment's Reading Rants and Rambles
Thursday, August 25th - We Fancy Books
Friday, August 26th - Read.Breathe.Relax
Monday, August 29th - Emilie’s Book World
Tuesday, August 30th - The Mundie Mom’s
BONUS post! Tuesday, August 30th - YA Booklover's Blog
Wednesday, August 31st - The Enchanted Inkpot
Thursday, September 1st- Well Read Wife
Friday, September 2nd - A Journey of Books
Monday, September 5th- The Story Siren
BONUS post! Monday, September 5th- Midnight Bloom Reads
Tuesday, September 6th - One A Day Y.A.
Wednesday, September 7th - Reading Angel
Thursday, September 8th - Soul Unsung
Friday, September 9th - Alice Marvel’s