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May 20, 2014 / Leslie

Spotlight & Giveaway: The Chronicle of Secret Riven

The Chronicle of Secret Riven, Book 2 of the Keeper of Tales Trilogy, a mythical tale of wonder, releases today. To celebrate, I have one copy to giveaway to a reader with a US mailing address.

About the Book

The Chronicle of Secret RivenThe Chronicle of Secret Riven

by Ronlyn Domingue
Genre: Fantasy
Publisher: Atria Books
Publish Date: May 20, 2014

Book 2 of the Keeper of Tales Trilogy

An uncanny child born to brilliant parents, befriended by a prince, mentored by a wise woman, pursued by a powerful man, Secret Riven has no idea what destiny will demand of her or the courage she must have to confront it in the breathtakingly epic, genre-spanning sequel to The Mapmaker’s War.

One thousand years after a great conflict known as The Mapmaker’s War, a daughter is born to an ambitious historian and a gifted translator. Secret Riven doesn’t speak until her seventh year but can mysteriously communicate with plants and animals. Unsettled by visions and dreams since childhood, she tries to hide her strangeness, especially from her mercurial father and cold mother. When her knowledge of an esoteric symbol brings unwelcome attention, gentle, watchful Secret finds acceptance from Prince Nikolas, her best friend, and Old Woman, who lives in the distant woods.

When Secret is twelve, her mother, Zavet, receives an arcane manuscript to translate from an anonymous owner. Zavet begins to suffer nightmares and withdraws into herself. Secret sickens with a fever and awakens able to speak an ancient language, discovering that her mother is fluent as well. Suddenly, Zavet dies. The manuscript is missing, but a cipher has been left for Secret to find. Soon, Secret will have a choice to make: confront a destiny tied to an ancient past or deny it, never to know its whole truth.

A spellbinding story, rich with vivid characters and set in a fascinating world, The Chronicle of Secret Riven explores the tension between love and hate, trust and betrayal, fate and free will.

[Read an excerpt.]

About the Author

Photo by Susan ShacterRONLYN DOMINGUE is the author of The Mapmaker’s War, Book 1 of the Keeper of Tales Trilogy. The Chronicle of Secret Riven, Book 2, will be released May 2014. Her critically acclaimed debut novel, The Mercy of Thin Air, was published in ten languages. Her writing has appeared in The Beautiful Anthology (TNB Books), New England Review, Clackamas Literary Review, New Delta Review, The Independent (UK), Border Crossing, and Shambhala Sun, as well as on mindful.org, The Nervous Breakdown, and Salon.com. Born and raised in the Deep South, she lives there still.

Connect with Ronlyn

Twitter | Goodreads | Webpage | Facebook

Giveaway Information

I have one copy of The Chronicle of Secret Riven to give away to a reader with a US mailing address. To enter, fill out the form below on or before midnight, May 31st. For an extra entry, tweet or blog about the giveaway. Winners will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond.

[Giveaway Has Ended]

Winner: Michelle
 

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  1. Suko / May 20 2014 5:18 pm

    Leslie, thanks for hosting this giveaway! I love the protagonist’s name (reason enough to read this book!).

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