I’ve been doing the rounds of A to Z April Blogging Challenge 2013 and I’m a tired but happy blogger. I’m co-hosting it on Amlokiblogs, so drop me a comment there if you have something to say about the challenge itself. On this blog, I’ve been featuring mostly indie-published book excerpts for all of April. I love reading, and supporting author-friends, and this is a good way to do both.
Today, for P, I give you a fantasy: The Princelings of the East by Jemima Pett. I know this a bit of cheating, because the book title begins with T, not P, but I didn’t spot the ‘The’ until much later, and by then I had liked the book, and written most of the post!
Elevator Pitch: In an adventure set in a world of labyrinthine castles, bustling inns, and the curious Isle of Hattan, Fred and George leave the security of their isolated castle to solve the problem of the Great Energy Drain..
Excerpt: “Well,” George said, “Are we going to see whether this tunnel connects with other castles, or shall we just sit and look at it?”
Fred sat staring at the tunnel, lost in thought. George waited. This might take a while. He could hear the quiet crackling of flames in the fire on the other side of the wall, and in the distance the occasional pitter-patter of footsteps echoing down the corridors. He wondered what would happen if they ventured out of this castle into the tunnels. When he had been out in the marshes, he’d never gone a long way from home; the castle was always visible in the distance, light glinting on its spires. He’d never been out overnight, either. He felt a momentary pang. They might be on the edge of a Great Adventure, and he wasn’t sure he wouldn’t rather be safely tucked up in bed.