Rinka is a faery, passionate and powerful, determined to maintain the tenuous peace between faeries and humans.
Alban Somerhart is a human, a reluctant king trapped in an arranged marriage, desperate to prevent war.
Their love could save the kingdom of Cane . . . or shatter it forever.
In this captivating novella, prequel to the upcoming Winterspell, Claire Legrand weaves a story of magic, political intrigue, and forbidden love that sets the stage for the rise of a wicked queen and the journey of a human girl named Clara . . .
The clock chimes midnight, a curse breaks, and a girl meets a prince . . . but what follows is not all sweetness and sugarplums.
New York City, 1899. Clara Stole, the mayor's ever-proper daughter, leads a double life. Since her mother's murder, she has secretly trained in self-defense with the mysterious Drosselmeyer.
Then, on Christmas Eve, disaster strikes.
Her home is destroyed, her father abducted--by beings distinctly not human. To find him, Clara journeys to the war-ravaged land of Cane. Her only companion is the dethroned prince Nicholas, bound by a wicked curse. If they're to survive, Clara has no choice but to trust him, but his haunted eyes burn with secrets--and a need she can't define. With the dangerous, seductive faery queen Anise hunting them, Clara soon realizes she won't leave Cane unscathed--if she leaves at all.
Inspired by The Nutcracker, Winterspell is a dark, timeless fairy tale about love and war, longing and loneliness, and a girl who must learn to live without fear.
Claire Legrand is the author of books for children and teens, including The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls, The Year of Shadows, the upcoming Winterspell, and its prequel, Summerfall. She is also one of the four authors of The Cabinet of Curiosities.
When not writing books, she can be found obsessing over DVD commentaries, going on long walks (or trying to go on long runs), and speaking with a poor English accent to random passersby. She thinks musicians and librarians are the loveliest of folks (having been each of those herself) and, while she loves living in central New Jersey, she dearly misses her big, brash, beautiful home state of Texas.
Her work is represented by Diana Fox of Fox Literary, LLC.
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Looks amazing! And I love the cover! Thanks for the chance :)ReplyDelete
The teaser is a fantastic one Carina! I just got Summerfall on my Kindle app last night and read it while at work! And I absolutely loved it! Now I'm so so excited to read Winterspell!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much to you and Claire for the giveaway, her swag is gorgeous!!
The teaser definitely made me even more excited than I already was, Thank you for the giveaway! Also, I really like your blog :-)ReplyDelete
Christina R. in the rafflecopterReplyDelete
Want to know what the king's like and who she is!!
thank you :)
Ahhh, you're so lucky that you already got to read this book! I own all of her other ones, and will be sure to get this at the end of next month when it comes out. These teasers are killing me because I already *was* intrigued... but now I'm even more so!ReplyDelete
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Oooo... Intrigued by that quote! Can't wait to read both books. :) I have a galley of Winterspell, but did not know about Summerfall! I need to get it now! Thanks for the giveaway. :)ReplyDelete
This sounds amazing, I havent read any book by this author but I am intrigued. Murders, magic, faeries, love... What is not to love.. Thank you for the giveaway and the teaser :)ReplyDelete
I wanna read Winterspell so bad I bet its pure bliss!!! Thank you for the giveawayReplyDelete
The summary looks really amazing, I absolutely love the darker edge to it mixed with fairytale-ish story! Thank you so much for hosting the giveaway and the teaser :)ReplyDelete
I wanna read this book so baaaad and i loved the summary!!=)ReplyDelete
give me more!ReplyDelete
Ohhh it's so interesting!! And I love prequels :DReplyDelete
The cover is very very beautiful *-* thanks for the giveawayReplyDelete
YES! I am intrigued.ReplyDelete
I haven't read Winterspell yet, but now I'm intrigued by the teaserReplyDelete
I still haven't read this books but I'm dying to!ReplyDelete