Giveaway: Moth and Spark

A Prince with a quest.
A commoner with mysterious powers.
And dragons who demand to be free—at any cost.
By Anne Leonard

MOTH AND SPARK is hands down one of the best books I've read this year, and it's absolutely an addition to my favorite's shelf. With a mixture of EragonGame of ThronesCinderella, and buckets of original personality, Anne Leonard has written a fantasy you don't want to miss.
Fresh Fiction

“Winning characters and the inclusion of dragons... Fantasy fans who enjoy books with
a hefty dose of romance, such as Juliet Marillier’s “Seven Waters” series, will want to
give this one a try.”
Library Journal

“While the introduction of dragons would make this accessible to fantasy readers as well, MOTH AND SPARK is actually a vivid story of conflict, change and confrontation and will immerse any historical novel reader in a fantasy setting all too real.”
Midwest Review of Books

With stunningly panoramic prose, Anne Leonard’s debut novel, MOTH AND SPARK (Penguin Books; On-sale: December 30, 2014; $16.00; ISBN: 9780143126218), is simply an unforgettable tour de force. Set in the land of Caithen, a country on the brink of invasion by vicious Tyrekh, this breathtakingly imaginative fantasy packs every punch the genre requires—intrigue, war, sorcery and magic, dragons, and forbidden romance. For fans of the Game of Thrones series, Diana Gabaldon, and Anne McCaffrey,MOTH AND SPARK is an elegant and compelling read.

Recruited by the Firekeepers, Prince Corin has been given an impossible task—to free the dragons from their bondage to the Empire, though no one, not even the dragons or their riders, understand the bonds that hold them. Given their power, but none of the knowledge to use it, Corin is torn between his new quest and his royal duty to defend his country from the Sarian invasion.

Before arriving in Caithen for Summer Court, Tam, the unassuming daughter of a well-respected doctor, has no idea she was born a Seer, someone gifted with visions. After a rainy afternoon leads Prince Corin and Tam to a chance encounter in the palace library, they meet for dinner where sparks fly, but it’s not all happily ever after. Never mind that the prince isn’t allowed to marry a commoner, Caithen is falling to the Sarians. When an attack on the capital forces the lovers to flee, Corin and Tam must figure out how to master their newly discovered powers in order to save Caithen and themselves. With the help from a village of secret wizards and a rogue dragonrider, they might just pull it off.

Leonard began MOTH AND SPARK while attending the University of California-Hastings College of Law (where she graduated cum laude) eking out a few hours on weekends or a half hour on the bus, or wherever she had the chance. After 3 years, she had a draft, but ultimately decided to practice law first.  At last readers will be introduced to the deadly harsh steppe lands of Sarian, to the white-barked tree-lined streets of Caithenor.  Every last element of Leonard’s lush, extraordinary world carries the heft of cinematic detail with pitch-perfect vision. 

Thanks to Penguin/Random House I have one paperback copy to giveaway to a lucky reader. I read this book earlier this year. You can check out my review here. This giveaway is open to US addresses only. Please no PO Boxes. You must be at least 13 years old to enter. Please read my giveaway/review policy before you enter.

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