Today on my blog I have The Dragon's Gate tour. On my stop there is a spotlight, guest post, review, and giveaway.
An engrossing fantasy, a high-seas adventure, an alternate history epic—this is the richly imagined and gorgeously realized second book in acclaimed author Barry Wolverton’s Chronicles of the Black Tulip, perfect for fans of The Glass Sentence and the Books of Beginning series.
A magical white jade stone and a map inscribed in bone that may be the key to an even greater mystery—this is the treasure Bren and Mouse have found buried on the Vanishing Island.
Mouse is determined to follow the map to a place called the Dragon’s Gate, convinced it will explain who she really is and the powers she possesses. Bren has had enough adventure for one lifetime and would like nothing more than to return to his father in Map. But nothing goes according to plan when the survivors of the Albatross are rescued by Lady Jean Barrett, a charismatic archaeologist with a sense of destiny.
Barrett is on a quest for the Eight Immortals, ancient artifacts she believes are buried in the tomb of China’s first emperor—the location of which has been hidden for nearly two thousand years. The only way for Bren, Mouse, and Barrett to all get what they want is to work together on a dangerous journey into the heart of China, a kingdom long closed to outsiders, where the greatest secrets about Mouse and Bren are waiting to be unveiled.
Praise for The Dragon's Gate:
"In his signature style, Wolverton cleverly overlays intricate plotting with ancient Chinese legends and history (including the Dragon Boat Festival and the Terracotta Warriors) and creates a thrilling, fast-paced story that flies by. Fans will wait with bated breath for the third book in the trilogy." -- Kirkus
"More mystical artifacts, wild things, and mysteries more puzzling than ever. This second installment picks up right where The Vanishing Island left off, and fills in enough blanks to remind readers of Bren's last perilous adventure. Pick this up to keep readers on the hook for the upcoming third book."-- Booklist
I was a little lost while reading this only because I didn't realize this was book 2 in this series but with that said I did enjoy this book. It has magic and action plus traveling to the Far East. It has made me want to go back and buy book 1 so I can start from the begining. I can't wait for book 3 to release to see how it all ends. 4/5 Bloody Fangs
I have been writing for children for 20 years, helping create books, documentary television, and online content for Discovery Networks, National Geographic, the Library of Congress, Scholastic, and Time-Life Books, among others. Inspired by authors such as Lewis Carroll and Mark Twain, as well as folk tales and mythology from around the world, I love to combine wordplay and humor with dramatic plots to create rich narrative worlds for readers.
My debut novel, NEVERSINK, was named the Children’s Book of Choice by Literacy Mid-South for their Read Across America program in 2014. The first book in THE VANISHING ISLAND trilogy is available now.
Favorite Reads Ever
The Left Hand of Darkness and A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula Le Guin
His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
Anything by Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear
The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
A Spell for Chameleon by Piers Anthony
The Encyclopedia Brown books
A View from the Oak by Herbert and Judith Kohl
The Bartimaeus books by Jonathan Stroud
Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I would also like to say Thank You to Barry for letting me review your book and say Thank You to Jean for letting me participate in this blog tour. Don't forget to enter the giveaway below.