So I think you all know how much I loved Fawkes from the review I posted earlier, so I joined this blog tour to share an exclusive excerpt and sound clip with you all! This book has historical fantasy (one of my favorite genres), extensive world building, and wonderful female characters. What’s more to love?
Thomas Fawkes is turning to stone, and the only cure to the Stone Plague is to join his father’s plot to assassinate the king of England.
Silent wars leave the most carnage. The wars that are never declared, but are carried out in dark alleys with masks and hidden knives. Wars where color power alters the natural rhythm of 17th century London. And when the king calls for peace, no one listens until he finally calls for death.
But what if death finds him first?
Keepers think the Igniters caused the plague. Igniters think the Keepers did. But all Thomas knows is that the Stone Plague infecting his eye is spreading. And if he doesn’t do something soon, he’ll be a lifeless statue. So when his Keeper father, Guy Fawkes, invites him to join the Gunpowder Plot—claiming it will put an end to the plague—Thomas is in.
The plan: use 36 barrels of gunpowder to blow up the Igniter King.
The problem: Doing so will destroy the family of the girl Thomas loves. But backing out of the plot will send his father and the other plotters to the gallows. To save one, Thomas will lose the other.
No matter Thomas’s choice, one thing is clear: once the decision is made and the color masks have been put on, there’s no turning back.
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Fantasy author Nadine Brandes brings fans a must-read saga of corruption, masked war, and a race against the clock in Fawkes. In 17th century England, Thomas Fawkes, the son of the famed anarchist Guy Fawkes, is infected with the Stone Plague, and the only cure is to join his father’s Gunpowder Plot to assassinate the king of England. Complicating things further, the family of the girl Thomas loves is on the wrong side of the fight.
An actual war on the monarchy is never declared, but the planning and plotting is carried out in dark alleys with masks and hidden knives. And when the king calls for peace, no one listens until he finally calls for death. But what if death finds him first?
The dueling sides both cry foul. The Keepers think the Igniters caused the plague. Igniters think the Keepers did it. All Thomas knows is that a mystical stone plague has infected his eye and is spreading. If he doesn’t do something soon, he’ll be a lifeless statue. So, when his father, who is on the Keeper side of the battle, invites him to join the Gunpowder Plot-claiming it will put an end to the plague, Thomas is in.
The plan: use 36 barrels of gunpowder to blow the Igniter King James and his Parliament sky high.
The problem: Doing so will destroy the family of Thomas’ love interest, but backing out of the plot will send his father and the other plotters to the gallows. To save one, Thomas will lose the other.
No matter Thomas’s choice, one thing is clear: once the decision is made and the masks have been put on, there’s no turning back.
Where to Buy
- Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36576048-fawkes
- Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0785217142//ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ll1&tag=thequ03-20&linkId=53e59379a81c5b24f91938952bc34555
- Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/fawkes-nadine-brandes/1127480853#/
- Book Depository: https://www.bookdepository.com/Fawkes-Nadine-Brandes/9780785217145?a_aid=nadinebrandes
- Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/fawkes
- IndieBound: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780785217145
- iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/fawkes/id1312670880?mt=11
About the Author
Nadine Brandes once spent four days as a sea cook in the name of book research. She is the author of the award-winning Out of Time Series and her inner fangirl perks up at the mention of soul-talk, Quidditch, bookstagram, and Oreos. When she’s not busy writing novels about bold living, she’s adventuring through Middle Earth or taste-testing a new chai. She and her Auror husband plan to live in a Tiny House on wheels. Current mission: paint the world in shalom.
- Prize: 1 copy of FAWKES by Nadine Brandes
- Starts: 8/19
- Ends: 9/6
Blog Tour Stops
The Bibliophagist- Twitter Post
Vicky Who Reads- Twitter Post
Living a Hundred Lives- Twitter Post
Ms. J Mentions…-Twitter Post
Jessica Writes- Twitter Post
Hopelessly Devoted Bibliophile- Twitter Post
Luchia Houghton-Lloyd- Twitter Post
The Desert Bibliophile– Review
Bibliobibuli YA- Twitter Post
quirky lady bookworm reviews- Twitter Post
Confessions of a YA Reader- Twitter Post
The Left-Handed Typist – Twitter Post
Paperback Princess- Twitter Post
Utopia State of Mind– Excerpt & Soundclip