Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Giveaway: The Mapmaker’s War by Ronlyn Domingue (and Leap into Books Hop)

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We have one copy of this soon to be published book The Mapmaker’s War by Ronlyn Domingue for one US or Canadian address.

Here’s a bit about the book:

This will be the map of your heart, old woman. In an ancient time, in a faraway land, a young woman named Aoife is allowed a rare apprenticeship to become her kingdom's mapmaker, tasked with charting the entire domain. Traveling beyond its borders, she finds a secretive people who live in peace, among great wealth. They claim to protect a mythic treasure, one connected to the creation of the world. When Aoife reports their existence to her kingdom, the community is targeted as a threat. Attempting to warn them of imminent danger, Aoife is exiled for treason and finds refuge among the very people who had been declared her enemy. With them, she begins a new life surrounded by kindness, equality, and cooperation. But within herself, Aoife has no peace. She cannot share the grief she feels for the home and children she left behind. She cannot bear the warrior scars of the man she comes to love. And when she gives birth to their gifted daughter, Aoife cannot avoid what the child forces her to confront about her past and its truth. On this most important of journeys, there is no map to guide her. In this tale -- her autobiography -- Aoife reveals her pain and joy, and ultimately her transformation.

The Mapmaker's War is a mesmerizing, utterly original adventure about love and loss and the redemptive power of the human spirit. Watch for its epic sequel, The Chronicle of Secret Riven, in 2014.

Atria Books; Hardcover: 240 pages; March 5, 2013.

Ronlyn Domingue is the author of The Mapmaker's War (Atria Books; March 5, 2013). Its epic sequel is scheduled for 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), and Shambhala Sun, as well as on and The Nervous Breakdown. Born and raised in the Deep South, she lives there still with her partner, Todd Bourque, and their cats.

For more information please visit, and follow the author on Facebook and Twitter.

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This book giveaway is part of the Leap Into Books Giveaway Hop from February 28th to March 7th. Hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and co-hosted by Jinky is Reading.

You do not need to be a “follower/reader” of Layers of Thought to enter this contest, however you get an extra point if you do. Here are ways to keep up to date:

Ways to “follow”:

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This hop and giveaway are now closed. Congratulations to our winner Tabitha J!


Bewitched reader said...

Thank you for a chance to win and for being a part of this fun and awesome blog hop!!
Following you on all of them:)

Meghan said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

I follow via GFC: Meghan Stith

mestith at gmail dot com

Unknown said...

Good luck Lisa and Meghan!

@parridhlantern said...

Not Eligible but thought it sounde interesting, so am here saying so.

Unknown said...

Hey Gary -
Sorry about that, most of our giveaways are not for the UK.

But yes hello! How are things with you over the pond? Staying warm?

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