Princelings of the East #atozchallenge

I’ve been doing the rounds of  A to Z April Blogging Challenge 2013   and I’m a tired but happy blogger. I’m co-hosting it on Amlokiblogs, so drop me a comment there if you have something to say about the challenge itself. On this blog, I’ve been featuring mostly indie-published book excerpts for all of April. I love reading, and supporting author-friends, and this is a good way to do both.

Today, for P, I give you a fantasy: The Princelings of the East by Jemima Pett. I know this a bit of cheating, because the book title begins with T, not P, but I didn’t spot the ‘The’ until much later, and by then I had liked the book, and  written most of the post!

The Princelings of the East
The Princelings of the East

Elevator Pitch: In an adventure set in a world of labyrinthine castles, bustling inns, and the curious Isle of Hattan, Fred and George leave the security of their isolated castle to solve the problem of the Great Energy Drain..

Excerpt: Well,” George said, “Are we going to see whether this tunnel connects with other castles, or shall we just sit and look at it?”

Fred sat staring at the tunnel, lost in thought.  George waited.  This might take a while.  He could hear the quiet crackling of flames in the fire on the other side of the wall, and in the distance the occasional pitter-patter of footsteps echoing down the corridors.  He wondered what would happen if they ventured out of this castle into the tunnels.  When he had been out in the marshes, he’d never gone a long way from home; the castle was always visible in the distance, light glinting on its spires.  He’d never been out overnight, either.  He felt a momentary pang.  They might be on the edge of a Great Adventure, and he wasn’t sure he wouldn’t rather be safely tucked up in bed.

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  1. JccKeith

    Saw your comment on the a-z challenge site and wanted to check out your site. Started following and looking forward to reading more!

  2. rebeccadouglass

    I like your format. That’s a great teaser quote, especially the final line (about maybe preferring to stay in bed).

    I just popped on over from Jemima’s blog–thanks for sharing the love!

    Rebecca at The Ninja Librarian

  3. Jemima Pett

    Thank you so much for featuring the Princelings, Damyanti, I’m very honoured. As for the ‘The’ – I went so far as to review The Ninja Librarian under L for Librarian, so anything is possible!
    There’s a Giveaway on my blog during AtoZ so if you’d like a chance of winning my books or one of five other Middle Grade reads, come on over!
    Jemima at Jemima’s blog

  4. Rosie Amber

    My trouble is I’m a huge Harry Potter fan, so as soon as I saw the names Fred and George I envisaged the Weasley twins in this book. Nothing would be serious ever again if it were those two characters.

    • Jemima Pett

      Hi Rosie. Yes I’m a huge Harry Potter fan too. So my first two guinea pigs, ginger haired twins, had to be named Fred and George. Little did I know just how much they would change my life when I had to start writing about them!
      Jemima at Jemima’s blog

  5. KayEm

    Your website says the series is suitable for children of all ages. I am definitely one of them for I enjoyed reading the first chapter titled “The Castle on the Island.” It suggested not only fantasy but action, mystery and adventure.

  6. kristin

    I think it’s fine to go with the “P” in Princelings. “The” doesn’t really count when you alphabetize. 🙂