With the onset of summer, there’s a increase of critters venturing out of the woods and fields to pay call in yards and gardens (especially gardens) all around. Fortunately, we have no monsters in our particular locale, but in the world of Aerwiar, matters are different. They’ve got a real monster skulking in the hollows, and Andrew Peterson presents the story in a vivid, entertaining fashion. A few weeks ago, I did a full review of Monster in the Hollows, and now I want to share this story with other readers, so I’m holding a giveaway.
Janner Wingfeather’s father was the High King of Anniera. But his father is gone. The kingdom has fallen. The royal family is on the run, and the Fang armies of Gnag the Nameless are close behind.
Janner and his family hope to find refuge in the last safe place in the world: the Green Hollows–a land of warriors feared even by Fangs of Dang. But there’s a big problem. Janner’s little brother-heir to the throne of Anniera-has grown a tail. And gray fur. Not to mention two pointed ears and long, dangerous fangs. To the suspicious folk of the Green Hollows he looks like a monster.
But Janner knows better. His brother isn’t as scary as he looks. He’s perfectly harmless.
Or is he?
Join the Wingfeathers on an adventure filled with mystery, betrayal, and sneakery in a land of tasty fruits. There’s a monster on the loose and the truth lurks in the shadows.
Sample of the first page:
It wasn’t a sound that woke Janner Igiby. It was a silence.
Something was wrong.
He strained into a sitting position, wincing at the pain in his neck, shoulders, and thighs. Every time he moved, he was reminded of the claws and teeth that had caused these wounds.
He expected to see the bearer of those claws and teeth asleep in the bunk beside him, but his brother was gone. Sunlight fell through the porthole and slid to and fro across the empty mattress like a pendulum, keeping time with the rocking of the boat. The other bunk’s bedclothes were in a heap on the floor, which was typical; Kalmar never made his bed back in Glipwood, either. What wasn’t typical was his absence.
If Monster in the Hollows sounds like something you would enjoy reading, I invite you to enter the contest. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post (and make sure the email address you put in the email field is valid, so I have a way to contact you if you win).
The giveaway will remain open for two weeks (until 11:59PM EST, July 11th), and then I will randomly select a name and contact the winner by email. If I don’t get a response to the winning notification email within seven days, a new winner will be selected.
Disclaimers: Void where prohibited by law. Giveaway limited to the United States.