We’ve teamed with Disney Hyperion to give away an awesome prize pack along with the SPINDLE novel by E.K. Johnston!
E.K. Johnston, author of Exit, Pursued by a Bear and the Arabian Nights retelling A Thousand Nights, has a new book coming out next week, titled Spindle through Disney Hyperion, which is both a companion novel for A Thousand Nights and another retelling, this time of the Sleeping Beauty tale.
The world is made safe by a woman…but it is a very big world.
It has been generations since the Storyteller Queen drove the demon out of her husband and saved her country from fire and blood. Her family has prospered beyond the borders of their village, and two new kingdoms have sprouted on either side of the mountains where the demons are kept prisoner by bright iron, and by the creatures the Storyteller Queen made to keep them contained.
But the prison is crumbling. Through years of careful manipulation, a demon has regained her power. She has made one kingdom strong and brought the other to its knees, waiting for the perfect moment to strike. When a princess is born, the demon is ready with the final blow: a curse that will cost the princess her very soul, or force her to destroy her own people to save her life.
The threads of magic are tightly spun, binding princess and exiled spinners into a desperate plot to break the curse before the demon can become a queen of men. But the web of power is dangerously tangled–and they may not see the true pattern until it is unspooled.
E.K. Johnston had several jobs and one vocation before she became a published writer. If she’s learned anything, it’s that things turn out weird sometimes, and there’s not a lot you can do about it. Well, that and how to muscle through awkward fanfic because it’s about a pairing she likes.
You can follow Kate on Twitter (@ek_johnston) to learn more about Alderaanian political theory than you really need to know, on Tumblr (ekjohnston) if you’re just here for the pretty pictures, or online at ekjohnston.ca.
In addiition to entering the giveaway below, you can also download for free on your Nook or Kindle The Garden of Three Hundred Flowers:
The Garden of Three Hundred Flowers is an interstitial short story by E.K. Johnston set between her novels A THOUSAND NIGHTS and SPINDLE. For readers excited to learn more, this story also includes excerpts from A THOUSAND NIGHTS, SPINDLE, and Johnston’s Star Wars novel, AHSOKA.
The prize pack includes a copy of the novel Spindle, a pair of cozy socks, a package of Sleepytime herbal tea, and a tea infuser travel mug.
Please note: The Spindle Prize Pack giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Prizing and sample are provided by Disney-Hyperion.