Thursday, 18 October 2012

The Lost Prince Blog Tour: Excerpt and Giveaway! (CLOSED)

Today I have an excerpt from the lovely Julie Kagawa, who's newest book is The Lost Prince, a spinoff from the Iron Fey series about Megan's brother, Ethan.

About The Lost Prince
Don't look at Them. Never let Them know you can see Them. That is Ethan Chase's unbreakable rule. Until the fey he avoids at all costs—including his reputation—begin to disappear, and Ethan is attacked. Now he must change the rules to protect his family. To save a girl he never thought he'd dare to fall for.

Ethan thought he had protected himself from his older sister's world—the land of Faery. His previous time in the Iron Realm left him with nothing but fear and disgust for the world Meghan Chase has made her home, a land of myth and talking cats, of magic and seductive enemies. But when destiny comes for Ethan, there is no escape from a danger long, long forgotten.

About The Iron Fey Series
The Iron Fey saga follows half-human, half-faery Meghan Chase as she fights to claim her magical birthright.

Meghan’s journey begins in the mortal world, when her half-brother Ethan is kidnapped. The mission to rescue the innocent child draws Meghan into the Nevernever—the magical world—where the never-before-seen Iron fey are raining destruction upon traditional faeries. Meghan’s quest is fraught with unimagined dangers, unpredictable powers…and an utterly forbidden love.

Now little Ethan is all grown up—and a new breed of fey has come for him. Bound by blood to a world he despises, Ethan plunges into the Nevernever searching for answers: who are the ghostly assassins hunting him? Who controls them? And why are exiled and half-breed faeries vanishing from the mortal world?

With a vulnerable human girl to protect and an enigmatic faery ally he could never have imagined, Ethan embarks on his own Fey saga. Along the way he will encounter kin, comrades and deadly new enemies. He will discover his formidable strengths, and his deepest weaknesses—and he will fight for his life against the Forgotten.

The Lost Prince releases next Tuesday, the 23th and the next book in this series releases in November 2013. For more information, go check out 


Now, for the excerpt, I have a piece from Julie's short story, Winter's Passage, which takes place during the Iron Fey series.

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That night, for the first time, I dreamed of the Iron King.
The scene was eerily familiar. I stood atop a great iron tower, a hot wind stinging my face, smelling of ozone and chemicals. Before me, a huge metal throne rose into the mottled yellow sky, black iron spikes raking the clouds. Behind me, Ash’s cold, pale body was sprawled against the edge of a fountain, blood oozing slowly into the water.
Machina the Iron King stood at the top of his metal throne, long silver hair whipping in the wind. His back was to me, the numerous iron cables extending from his shoulders and spine surrounding him like glittering wings.
I took a step forward, squinting up at the silhouette on the throne. “Machina!” I called, my voice sounding weak and small in the wind. “Where’s my brother?”
The Iron King raised his head slightly, but didn’t turn around. “Your brother?”
“Yes, my brother. Ethan. You stole him and brought him here.” I kept walking, ignoring the wind that tore at my hair and clothes. Thunder boomed overhead, and the mottled yellow clouds turned black and crimson. “You wanted to lure me here,” I continued, reaching the base of the throne. “You wanted me to become your queen in exchange for Ethan. Well, here I am. Now let my brother go.”
Machina turned. Only it wasn’t the Iron King’s sharp, intelligent face that stared down at me.
It was my own.
Julie’s explanation:  
Before I ever knew there would be a story told in Ethan’s point of view, I wrote that scene in the novella WINTER’S PASSAGE, a bridge story between The Iron King and The Iron Daughter. Looking back now, it is an eerily foreshadowing moment in that, instead of the Iron King, Meghan dreams that she is the one responsible for her brother getting kidnapped—and indeed, in a way, it is Ethan’s connection to Meghan that compels him into the adventures he’ll face in The Lost Prince
 

Now, you see that necklace on the side there? You might be lucky enough to win one, as well as a copy of The Lost Prince. Just comment below with your email and you'll be entered to win! (This giveaway is now closed)
And be sure to check out the other stops. The next one is at Page Turners Blog on October 22.

  
About the author
Born in Sacramento, CA, Julie Kagawa moved to Hawaii at the age of nine. There she learned many things: how to bodyboard, that teachers scream when you put centipedes in their desks and that writing stories in math class is a fantastic way to kill time. Her teachers were glad to see her graduate. Julie now lives in Louisville, KY, with her husband and a plethora of pets. She still laughs whenever she sees a centipede.

In addition to The Call of the Forgotten trilogy, Julie will be releasing book 2 of her Blood of Eden series, THE ETERNITY CURE, in May 2013.


--Julie

34 comments:

  1. The necklace is so pretty! I absolutely love this series and I'm glad we get to read more from Ethan's POV.

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  2. Would love to win the book and necklace!! I loved the iron get series and can't wait for Ethan's story! :)

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  3. Hi! That necklace is beautiful! And reading that excerpt from Winter's Passage brings back memories! And reading it again, I didn't realize what a foreshadowing aspect it held! Amazing!

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  4. Holy crap, totally excited about The Lost Prince! I hadn't noticed that foreshadowed either.. going to read the other books over again before starting The Lost Prince. And the necklace is wicked cool!

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  5. Hello!! Gorgeous necklace!! After reading the excerpt, it makes me want to dive right back into the Fey world. I miss it!

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  6. I'm very excited abou The Lost Prince! I love the necklace!

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  7. I can't wait for The Lost Prince! That necklace is absolutely gorgeous! <3 Thanks for the chance to win. :)

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  8. I'm so glad there was more to this series than just Meghan's story! Not that I don't love *her* story, but I'm glad to see it continue.

    And that necklace is fantastic! I love keys. :-)

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  9. Awesome! My favourite YA series ever!! Thanks for the opportunity to win some amazing prizes!!

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  10. I love love love the Iron Fey series! When I found out Julie's doing another round for the series I was over the moon!

    -Len of Musings of a Reader Happy
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  11. Love the necklace!!! I'm such a huge fan of Julie's writing. I mean, she created Ash after all.

    Vivien
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  12. LOVE the necklace! Am reading the Netgalley TLP and WOW! Does Ethan have a strong voice. I am loving it! Thanks for this great post and awesome giveaway!

    Shelley
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  13. OMG that is SO awesome. I just finished re-reading the Iron Fey series in preparation for the Lost Prince! I'm SUPER excited! :D <3

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    Thank you! :) <3

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  14. The necklace is absolutely beautiful. Thank you so very much for the excerpt and giveaway. I always love the opportunity to win books.

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  15. Life goes on for everyone in the books, even though I'm still a Meghan-and-Puck fanatic :P
    ooooh, pretty necklace.

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  16. I loved the Iron Fey series, and I'm so happy that more books are published in the universe. Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  17. I love the Ion Fey series! I am so glad Kawaga is continuing this story, and cant wait to see what happens in The Lost Prince! Thanks for the awesome giveaway! gootsie_2004@hotmail.com

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  18. Sounds great. Cant wait to read it.

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  19. I LOVE that necklace and I've read and really enjoyed The Lost Prince, so I'd love my own finished copy. Thanks so much for this awesome giveaway! :)

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  20. Beeautiful necklace and it would be perfect to wear while reading this book :)
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  21. Awesome giveaway and what a pretty necklace.

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  22. I can't wait to read The Lost Prince and that necklace is gorgeous! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  23. Nice excerpt and necklace.

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  24. Wow, I'm so hyped up! I can't wait for this one! :) Thanks for the excerpt, its kinda nice to read that again. :)

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  25. Omigod; can not live without that.

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  26. Thanks for the giveaway! I'm hoping to get into this series. It sounds great. :)
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  27. I love the Iron Fey series. After Ash and Meghan got back together I thought this is the end. I'm glad that Ethan has his own story.

    I love the necklace. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  28. I love the iron fey series and it would be amazing if i could win the necklace... wish me luck :)

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  29. WOOOOW! This is gorgeous!

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  30. I love The Iron Fey series so much!!! Can't wait to read this! The necklace is really pretty :))) thank you for the giveaway!

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  31. I love this series and can't wait to read this book. Love the necklace! :)

    Kris
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  32. Books are awesome, necklace is beautiful, I would love to win!
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  33. I love the necklace! thanks for the chance to win!

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