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Friday, November 30, 2012

21 Enchanted Book Tours: Lark's End by Christina Leigh Pritchard

Lark’s End
by Christina Leigh Pritchard
genre: intermediate fantasy

from the author of the C I N Series, comes an epic fantasy world filled with nothing but constant action and adventure. a new world, new life forms, and another twisted and complex story from author Christina Leigh Pritchard!

Mary wants to kill them. But, someone stands in her way...

Tahmi has nightmares, of an old man in a sailor's suit, dropping her off on her doorstep. When she tells her parents about him they look sick. Could her dream have some truth to it? Is that old man the reason they won't allow her in the woods behind her house?

What are they hiding from her? Who is she?

TAHMI: She's just an ordinary girl, right?

Lark's End, the first of nine books in the epic fantasy series The Fall of Gadaie. for extras, (characters, illustrations, book trailers, maps) please visit the blog dedicated to the series: gadaie.com

66+ Illustrated photos created by Omaik Digital Art

what readers are saying:

The world of Lark's End is topsy-turvy...I admit that I was prepared to be confused and disappointed when I started reading this story. Shifts of location left me feeling lost and for a YA book the language seemed too simplistic. After the first couple of chapters I was comfortable feeling lost. And very grateful for the language. By the middle of the book I was breathless keeping up with the journey of the companions. Far from being simplistic, Lark's End requires your full attention to follow the dream-like transformations and fast-paced movement...After reading Lark's End, I don't think there would be any trouble getting your YA to read Kafka or Borges.
-Speculative Salon Reviews

Lark's End: Whoa, I knew you had a good imagination but Lark's End was outrageously creative. At first I wasn't sure that I would like it, it seemed a bit far out there but I loved it. It reminded me of worlds created like Alice in Wonderland or C.S. Lewis's Narnia. You are a great author/story teller. The world you created with all the wonderful creatures (my favorite being the stars) was so captivating. I can't wait to find this book and buy it for my kids. I really do have such respect for your talent as a writer. C I N was a book for me... Lark's End is a book for everyone, children and adults can both enjoy it. I was amazed and I can't wait to find out what happens next.. People that love to get lost in a book that can transport them to a fabulous new world are going to cherish Lark's End.  
-Dione Sage (Goodreads Member)

Here is another series by Pritchard that is filled with twists and turns as the plot races along. Tahmi is trying to figure out who she really is, as well as many other secrets. Pay close attention along the ride, so that you can keep up with what is going on! 
-Andi's Young Adult Reviews

book excerpt:
Charles stood in the bathroom searching the medicine cabinet for his back patches. “Pharmacy, back restoration patches, quantity one.” Was Tahmi going to turn into a juvenile delinquent? 
“Dispensing one back restoration patch.” The medicine cabinet opened.
“Found them!” He snatched the exposed product.
“What’s going on out there?” Donna shouted from the bedroom.
“Our daughter has broken her door, window and our staircase.”
“She’s what?” Donna sat up. “Charles, why aren’t you disciplining her?”
“Tahmi hurt her back. I’m more interested in that, right now.” 
He took the steps two at a time. She was probably at the table eating jello. “Tahmi, here’s the patches. Once you’re feeling better we’re going to have a talk.”
Charles stopped. 
The front door was ajar. 
The kitchen—empty, dining room—no one and the living room was so quiet that he could hear his heart pounding.
“Charles!” Peg screamed. She was in a fluffy pink robe and curlers. Her face was green with some sort of mask and she wore dirty slippers. 
“What’s the matter, Peg?”
“Andy—he’s, he’s gone.”
where to purchase the book:
about the author:

Christina Leigh Pritchard
Christina Leigh Pritchard was born and raised in South Florida. her first stories were written at the age of nine in $0.15 wide ruled spiral notebooks (which were supposed to be used for class) ;o)~ and in the various diaries she kept. stories she wrote from age nine to twelve fill about four storage boxes!

since she upgraded to a computer, she has completed over fifty books and still going strong. her genres include dark fantasy, young adult, drama, suspense, historical romance, multicultural, comedy, poetry and many more.

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