Thursday, 29 August 2013

BLOG TOUR!! A Thousand Perfect Things by Kay Kenyon

At the Other End:
In an alternate 19th century, there are two warring continents on an reimagined earth: the scientific Anglica (England) and magical Bharata (India). Emboldened by her grandfather’s final whispered secret of a magical lotus, Tori Harding, a young Victorian woman and aspiring botanist, must journey to Bharata, with its magics, intrigues and ghosts, to claim her fate. There she will face a choice between two suitors and two irreconcilable realms.

In a magic-infused world of silver tigers, demon birds and enduring gods, as a great native mutiny sweeps over the continent, Tori will find the thing she most desires, less perfect than she had hoped and stranger than she could have dreamed.

Author Bio:
Kay Kenyon is the author of eleven science fiction and fantasy novels, including The Entire and the Rose series that was hailed by The Washington Post as “A splendid fantasy quest as compelling as anything by Stephen R. Donaldson, Philip Jose Farmer or yes, J. R. R. Tolkien”. Kay’s newest work “A Thousand Perfect Things” blends the reason of the Victorian Age and the magics of an alternate Earth.

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Shhh... Don't Tell:

Returning to the library, Tori stopped in surprise before the herbarium book. There was a sprinkling of soil on the page. Then she noticed that the Remington typing machine was no longer loaded with a sheet of manuscript as it had been before. The monograph lay to one side. She picked up the top page, page forty-four, and stared at the corner. It was torn and wrinkled, as though someone had not known how to extract the page from the roller.

Her stomach had been slowly twisting and now wrung into a deeper clench.

Tori saw the tracks, faint but unmistakable. Across the table, heading to and from the direction of the window, were wet tracks, four inches across, of three toes forward, one back.

Using a cloth, she wiped everything clean. There were marks left behind on the wood. Faint scratches from the claws could not be rubbed out. Hands shaking, heart still thrumming in her chest, she went to the window to secure it, pulling the latch down--unnecessarily, for it was already closed.

A noise at the outside door caused her a most acute start. Colonel Harding stood there.

He surveyed the library which he did not often visit. "Why didn't you summon me? I may be fairly useless in the lives of my young ladies, but I like to think I would be suited to running across a pasture with a lantern."

"I thought Grandpapa was just in the rose garden, and then I went a little further . . ." Her voice was hoarse and shaking.

"Across the barley fields to the apple orchard. In the pelting rain."

"I should not have done," she whispered. "I apologize, Papa."

"No need, my dear." He put his arm through hers and led her out through the cottage and into the great house where Prue and her mother's maid were waiting with blankets and a great fuss.

"Grandpapa . . ." she croaked, with all that was left of her voice.

"He's bundled off to bed, miss," Prue said. "Rest will do him a world of good, I'm sure."

Tori determined that she would keep a vigil by her grandfather's bed tonight. Something had entered his library a few moments ago through a window that had been latched. It had come in dripping rainwater and bits of bark. She believed it to have been the owl.

But whatever it was, it could read.

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Want more of the tour? Check out these stops:

August 28 Asteria's Blog *Review & Giveaway
August 29 Behind a Million and One Pages *Excerpt & Giveaway <-- YOU ARE HERE
September 1 Author Jonathan Ryan *excerpt & Giveaway
September 2 - Chirenjenzie  *Favorite Pinterest Pins & Giveaway
September 3 Dave-Brendon's Fantasy and Sci-Fi Weblog *Excerpt & Giveaway
September 4 Mindy Ruiz *Excerpt & Giveaway
September 5 - Elizabeth Isaacs' Blog *Excerpt & Giveaway
September 6 -   Hooked in a Book *Review, Excerpt & Giveaway
September 7 - BlKosiner's Book Blog *Interview & Giveaway
September 8 - Delphina reads too much *Excerpt & Giveaway
September 9 - A Dribble of Ink *Featured Article
September 10 -Lilliputian's Journey *Excerpt & Giveaway
September 11 - Mom With A Kindle *Author Interview & Giveaway
September 12 - A Dragon's Love *Review & Giveaway

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