Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Blog tour: Spotlight on Songstone by Lena Goldfinch

As part of the Songstone blog tour, I’m delighted to be featuring Lena Goldfinch’s fantasy YA novel, Songstone on my blog today. 

It’s not every day that one comes across a book rooted in New Zealand based folklore, and as a blogger, there’s nothing better that I like discovering than books which focus on uncommonly employed myths and legends.

So, without further ado, here’s some more info on the book and Lena. Be sure to stop by on the previous and forthcoming posts for lots of goodies, fabulous posts and a huge, international giveaway! 

About Songstone
Kita can meld song into stone. In a world with no written word, storytelling—the ability to meld (or magically impress) song into stone—is greatly honored.

The village honors her master as their medicine man, but Kita knows he's secretly a sorcerer who practices black magic using drops of her blood.

She fears he’ll use her beautiful gift for a killing spell, so she conceals it from him. Each day, his magic tightens around her neck like a rope.

His spells blind the villagers, so they can’t see him for what he really is.

Not that anyone would want to help her. She was found in the forest as a baby and would have died if a village girl hadn't brought her home.

But the villagers saw Kita's unusual coloring and decided she belonged to the mysterious tribe who lives in the forests of the volcano, a people feared for their mystical powers. So they fear her too.

Now seventeen, she can barely admit her deepest longing: to know who she really is and where she belongs.

Then Pono, a young journeyman, arrives from the other side of the island. He's come to fulfill a pact between their villages: to escort a storyteller back to his village—a storyteller who'll be chosen at the great assembly.

Finally, in Pono, Kita sees her one slim chance at freedom and she'll risk her life to take it.

A dark, twisty tale of sorcery, tummy-tingling romance, and adventure, inspired by the folklore of New Zealand's Māori people.

Add Songstone to your Goodreads TBR pile.
Where you can find Songstone:
~ Amazon (Kindle)
~ Barnes & Noble (Nook)
~ Kobo
~ Smashwords
 
About Lena
Lena lives in a scenic small town in Massachusetts with her husband, two kids, and a very spoiled Black Lab.
 
She writes fiction for young adults, mostly light fantasy with a healthy dose of "sigh-worthy" romance.

You can visit her online at www.lenagoldfinch.blogspot.com.

Where you can find her:
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2 comments:

Amber Stokes said...

Thank you so much for spotlighting Lena's latest! It really does have such an intriguing premise, doesn't it? And I thought it was delightfully executed. :)

Appreciate your participation in the blog tour!

~Amber

Lena Goldfinch said...

Thank you! :)