Title: LARK RISING (Guardians of Tarnec #1)
Author: Sandra Waugh
Pub. Date: September 23, 2014
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
Find it: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Goodreads
Full of romance and nature magic, this debut fantasy is perfect for fans of Shannon Hale, Juliet Marillier, and Kristin Cashore.
“A beautifully realized world, a unique voice, and a compelling, action-packed story. This is a striking debut novel with a lovely folkloric flavor.” —Juliet Marillier, author of Wildwood Dancing
Lark has foreseen two things—she will fall for a young man with sage green eyes, and he will kill her.
Sixteen-year-old Lark Carew is happiest close to home, tending her garden and gathering herbs for medicines. But when her Sight warns her that monsters called Troths will soon invade her village, Lark is summoned on a journey to seek help from the legendary Riders of Tarnec. Little does she suspect that one of the Riders, Gharain, is the very man who has haunted her visions. Or that the people of Tarnec have called her there for another reason: Lark is the Guardian of Life, the first of four Guardians who must awaken their powers to recover four stolen amulets. Together, the amulets—Life, Death, Dark, and Light—keep the world in Balance. To take back the Life amulet, Lark will have to discover her true inner strength and give in to a love that she swears will be her downfall.
Sandra grew up in an old house full of crowded bookshelves, in walking distance of an old library that allowed her to drag home a sack of six books at a time. It goes without saying, then, that she fell in love with the old house in Litchfield County, CT, because of its many bookshelves, and she lives there now with her husband, two sons, and a dog who snores. Loudly.
LARK RISING is her first novel and the first in the GUARDIANS OF TARNEC series. SILVER EVE follows in 2015.
Giveaway Details: 3 Prize Packs - US ONLY!
1 winner will receive a leaf necklace, $25 Amazon gift card, sachet, a signed hardcover of LARK RISING, and a bookmark and a postcard.
1 winner will receive leaf earrings, cuff, soap, sachet and a signed hardcover of LARK RISING, and a bookmark and a postcard.
3 winners will receive a signed hardcover of LARK RISING, and a bookmark and a postcard.
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I'm so sorry to hear this book didn't work for you, but as you said the cover was absolutely gorgeous!ReplyDelete
I'll wait for your review (on my birthday even!) before deciding if I get this one or not, since Alyssa loved it!
It has such an interesting description, and the cover looks so pretty!ReplyDelete
I know you did not love this one, heh, I hope I have better luck since I pre-ordered it. :P Thanks for the giveaway, babes!ReplyDelete
I've not heard of this book before Carina! How did that occur...I feel that I stalk you rather well but this is the first time I've heard of it. I love that cover. Thank you for sharing.ReplyDelete
This sounds so awesome! And I love the authors given for comparison, so I will probably love this one too!ReplyDelete