Saturday, April 2, 2016

The Queen's Poisoner by Jeff Wheeler Book Blitz: Excerpt & Giveaway!

Hello there!!

Happy Saturday guys! Today I'm very pleased to be part of the Book Blitz for The Queen's Poisoner by Jeff Wheeler, organized by the lovely Hannah of The Irish Banana Tours!

I'll be sharing an excerpt of the book and there will also be a rafflecopter at the end of the post, so don't forget about that!

But first, let me give you some info about the book and the author!


The Queen's Poisoner by Jeff Wheeler

King Severn Argentine’s fearsome reputation precedes him: usurper of the throne, killer of rightful heirs, ruthless punisher of traitors. Attempting to depose him, the Duke of Kiskaddon gambles…and loses. Now the duke must atone by handing over his young son, Owen, as the king’s hostage. And should his loyalty falter again, the boy will pay with his life.

Seeking allies and eluding Severn’s spies, Owen learns to survive in the court of Kingfountain. But when new evidence of his father’s betrayal threatens to seal his fate, Owen must win the vengeful king’s favor by proving his worth—through extraordinary means. And only one person can aid his desperate cause: a mysterious woman, dwelling in secrecy, who truly wields power over life, death, and destiny.





 “Wheeler (the Covenant of Muirwood series) [takes]a long, deep look into a young character and his circumscribed world—an unusual move for a first book in a series…the emotional range and insight he convincingly portrays in his child hero make for a political drama that can entice adult and teen audiences alike.”
– Publishers Weekly


From Jeff Wheeler, the author of the acclaimed Muirwood Trilogies and Landmoore series, comes a groundbreaking new foray into the world of fantasy. THE QUEEN’S POISONER (47North; Hardcover & Paperback; April 1, 2016; $14.95/$10.70) is the debut novel of The Kingfountain Series and promises readers total immersion in a beautiful and deadly new world in which a young boy must accept an impossible destiny.

Says Jason Kirk, 47North editor, of Jeff’s writing: “He weaves immersive worlds that forgo the explicit brutality of some popular fantasy sagas in favor of a deft touch that’s as welcoming as it is rife with conniving, trickery, heartbreak, and beautiful, memorable magic. .. I’m sorely tempted to say more, but I wouldn’t dare rob other readers of the exhilarating experience of getting lost in Jeff Wheeler’s worlds on their own.”




https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29103028-the-queen-s-poisoner?from_new_nav=true&ac=1&from_search=true





 Jeff Wheeler took an early retirement from his career at Intel in 2014 to become a full-time author. He is, most importantly, a husband and father, and a devout member of his church. He is occasionally spotted roaming among the oak trees and granite boulders in the hills of California or in any number of the state’s majestic redwood groves. He is the author of The Covenant of Muirwood Trilogy, The Legends of Muirwood Trilogy, the Whispers from Mirrowen Trilogy, and the Landmoor Series

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EXCERPT

Chapter 17


A sound whispered from the corridor behind him. It was a footfall. Not the sound of a boot in the corridor beyond the wall. The sound of someone approaching within the tunnel. It was coming from behind him.


The queasiness blossomed inside Owen and a cold sweat started on his brow. Going back was no longer an option. The tunnel was narrow and there was no place to hide, so Owen hurried forward, hoping to find an escape into the main palace corridor. It would be infinitely better to be punished for wandering the hall at night than to be caught in the Espion corridor. His little heart started to hammer wildly in his chest and the blackness in front of him became even darker somehow.


He heard the footfalls again, coming closer.


The boy was starting to panic. Ankarette had warned him this could happen. She had told him it was dangerous to wander the tunnels alone and that he needed to be very cautious and always listen for sounds that were out of place. Such as the footfalls behind him. 


The narrow pinch of the corridor suddenly filled in ahead of Owen, the walls closing like an arrowhead. It ended abruptly and finally. It was a dead-end.




GIVEAWAY


Click HERE to enter the rafflepcoter to win 1 out of 5 copies!

8 comments:

  1. Oooh talk about suspense in that excerpt! This one sounds like a fascinating fantasy book, and I love the cover as well! Thanks for featuring Pili!

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    1. I'm in love with the cover as well!

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  2. Here to say that I LOVE THIS BOOK'S COVER SO MUCH! Call me shallow, I don't care. ;)

    Have a lovely weekend, Pili. :)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. I completely agree with you!! I adoooore the cover!!

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  3. Awesome promo post Pili. <3 Thank you for sharing about this book :D Not sure I will ever read it, but I do like that cover. <3 I hope you have had an amazing weekend sweetest girl :)

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    1. Thank you dear! The cover is really pretty, isn't it??

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¡Muchas gracias por vuestros comentarios, leerlos me alegra el día!/ Thanks a lot for all your comments, reading them brightens my day!!