{Guest Post+Giveaway} Gates of Thread and Stone by @LoriMLee

August 2, 2014 Giveaways, Guest Post, Young Adult 7

{Guest Post+Giveaway} Gates of Thread and Stone by @LoriMLeeGates of Thread and Stone by Lori M. Lee
Pages: 349
Published by Skyscape on August 5, 2014
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Love & Romance, Science Fiction, Time Travel, Young Adult

In the Labyrinth, we had a saying: keep silent, keep still, keep safe.

In a city of walls and secrets, where only one man is supposed to possess magic, seventeen-year-old Kai struggles to keep hidden her own secret—she can manipulate the threads of time. When Kai was eight, she was found by Reev on the riverbank, and her “brother” has taken care of her ever since. Kai doesn’t know where her ability comes from—or where she came from. All that matters is that she and Reev stay together, and maybe one day move out of the freight container they call home, away from the metal walls of the Labyrinth. Kai’s only friend is Avan, the shopkeeper’s son with the scandalous reputation that both frightens and intrigues her.

Then Reev disappears. When keeping silent and safe means losing him forever, Kai vows to do whatever it takes to find him. She will leave the only home she’s ever known and risk getting caught up in a revolution centuries in the making. But to save Reev, Kai must unravel the threads of her past and face shocking truths about her brother, her friendship with Avan, and her unique power.

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guest post

Today I have the Author of Gates of Thread and Stone here to share with us the top 5 Reasons that she loves Fantasy!

5 Reasons I Love Fantasy

1. Magic

Actual, tangible magic (although books in general are magical things 😀 ). I have yet to come across a fantasy I haven’t enjoyed that didn’t somehow make magic feel shiny and new again. I love rediscovering magic in each book: its limitations, its functions, its manifestations. Every author makes it his or her own, which is some top level sorcery.

2. Unlikely creatures

Everything is better with unicorns. Or dragons. Or any other world-specific creature the author brings to life. Fantasy worlds don’t just contain politics and magic. They’re also populated by curious beasties 😀

3. New worlds

I’m constantly impressed with authors like G.R.R. Martin who create rich, fully realized worlds, complete with histories that inform their countries and political systems. It’s awe inspiring to fall into these worlds with entirely new continents and mythologies and customs. It’s also interesting to see how authors are inspired by existing cultures and social systems.

4. Expanding mythology

There’s just something irresistibly appealing about transforming commonly known myths into something different. Greek mythology has been especially popular in recent years, and mermaids have been tackled from so many different angles that

5. Creative freedom

Purely from a writer standpoint. Fantasy gives you license to do things you can’t in any other genre. Of course, there still needs to be rules to which your characters and your world must obey, and every choice should have an explanation—you can make the sky purple, but then you have to be prepared to explain why it’s purple—but you get to set these rules. I’ve always disliked being told what to do, so you can see why I’d fall in love with fantasy!

 

 


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About Lori M. Lee

Lori is an avid writer, reader, artist, and lover of unicorns. She should probably spend less time on the internet (but she won’t). She has a borderline obsessive fascination with unicorns, is fond of talking in capslock, and loves to write about magic, manipulation, and family. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband, kids, and a friendly pitbull.

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7 Responses to “{Guest Post+Giveaway} Gates of Thread and Stone by @LoriMLee”

  1. kindlemom1

    Those are all the same reasons I come back to it time and time again as well.

    Great guest post and I am really loving the cover on this!

  2. James

    I absolutely love this cover and I can’t wait to read this novel. It looks too pretty to be real.

  3. Kristin @ My ParaHangover

    I agree, too! I think that’s why I like the fae so much, too. They can do anything, be anything, and their magic is almost endless. And their mythology is vast, their worlds crazy huge, and the politics? UGH! It’s almost as if Lovecraft needs to write a separate book just for the fae.

    I’m crazy excited for this book! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  4. Christina R.

    it is so true that fantasy lets you do anything you want, retell anything and put your own stamp on it too 🙂

    Lovely post 🙂

    thank you 🙂

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