Life – and my blasted back – got in the way again, so here is a very belated final post for the #WyrdAndWonder challenge for the final prompts. It has been a blast taking part again, and it has dug up some old books that I want to revisit – and my poor TBR weeps.
Once again time has got away from me between deadlines, work and managing to pull something in my back last week, so I’ve collected together the prompts for the #WyrdandWonder challenge together into one post, up to and including today’s prompt.
Today I’m sharing my Desert Island Reads for day twelve of the #WyrdAndWonder challenge. You can find the details for the promptHERE. It was so hard to choose, particularly the eight books (without breaking the rules and trying to sneak on entire series), and I have redone it several times. However, I’ve gone for a mixture of comfort reads and favourites, and ones that I want to reread and haven;t had the chance. Books that I know I will happily read over and over – although some of them are the first in a series, and will drive me up the wall wanting to know what happens next.
Wow this week got away from me, I thought I was getting used to being back at work but I have been so tired this week and I’ve fallen behind on the prompts. So, I’ve decided to do a catch-up post for the first 9 prompts for the #WyrdAndWonder challenge and I will start afresh from tomorrow.
Today I’m reviewing Little White Hands by Mark Cushen which is released today, so please do check out the book and support the author. This was such a lovely book to read, and it just so happens to perfectly to dovetail with the first prompt for the Wyrd & Wonder challenge: ‘We going on an adventure.’
*Disclaimer: ‘I was given a copy this book in exchange for an honest review, all views are my own.’*
Almost five hundred years have passed since the Seasons were at war.
Half a millennium since Winter defied Spring, and lost.
Generations have come and gone, not knowing the bitter freeze and howling snows of Winter ever existed.
But now, after centuries of silence, the participants in this ancient struggle have resurfaced and reignited their feud on the doorstep of an unassuming little kitchen boy.
Garlan’s dreams of being just like the knights he idolizes may not be as impossible as he has always been led to believe, when he is chased from his home and thrust headlong into the kind of adventure he had only ever read about in books.
Setting out on a journey that spans the entire kingdom of Faeland, Garlan will traverse impossible mountains and stormy seas and battle terrible monsters, all to keep the world he knows safe from an enemy who will stop at nothing to bring about a never-ending winter.
With a cast of fantastical characters to aid him in his quest, can Garlan overcome his self-doubt and find the courage he needs to rise above his humble station and become the hero he always dreamed of being?
Just a short post as we sit on May-Eve. May has crept up on me rather suddenly amongst the craziness that has been going back to work, and next month is going to be busy, busy, busy. I’ve signed up for a workshop with the Storytelling Collective to create a D&D encounter, which I’m really looking forward to. While BBNYA 2021 is starting soon, and I am one of the bloggers involved this year. I’m also working away on my own novel and getting back into the groove of things as life returns to something loosely like normality.