Saturday, November 23, 2019

The Piper's Pursuit Blog Tour: Review and Print Book Giveaway


The Piper’s Pursuit
by Melanie Dickerson
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release date: December 3, 2019
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Retelling

ABOUT THE BOOK

A plague of rats. A giant beast outside the village walls. A host of missing children. And one young woman determined to save her people.

In 1424 Hamlin, Katerina faces threats from all sides. An outbreak of rats has overtaken the village, a mysterious beast is on a killing rampage of the village’s children, and her evil stepfather is a dark presence inside the walls of her own home. Katerina is determined to hunt and kill the Beast of Hamlin herself before more lives are lost.

When Steffan, the handsome but brash duke’s son, comes to town seeking glory and reward, Katerina decides he might be the ally she’s been looking for -- even though the sweet music he plays on his pipe seems the only gentle thing about him. But there’s more to Steffan than she suspects, and she finds drawn to him despite her misgivings.

Can Katerina and Steffan stop the enemy from stealing every child of Hamlin? Or will their interference create a worse fate for them all? Melanie Dickerson delivers another exciting fairy tale journey of intrigue and romance in this reimagining of the classic Pied Piper story.


MY REVIEW

To be honest, I rarely accept requests to review books because I just don't have the time to read most of them, but when I received the offer to review a novel by Melanie Dickerson, I couldn't say "yes" fast enough! I've read several of her books, which are frequently based on a classic fairy tale, and I've loved them all. In the case of The Piper's Pursuit, Dickerson has woven the tale of the Pied Piper into an exciting and suspenseful story. Despite its historic setting in the 1400s, Katerina is a feisty young woman who longs for adventure and wants to save her town from the beast that is taking their children and the rats that have invaded the town. Both she and Steffan have plenty of flaws, but they mature and grow in wisdom as they work together to solve the mysteries afflicting the village. And, of course, there's some wonderful romance thrown in, too. I greatly enjoyed reading The Piper's Pursuit, and I can't wait to see what fairy tale Dickerson will take on next!


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Melanie Dickerson is the New York Times bestselling author who combines her love for history, adventure, and romance. Her books have won a Christy Award, two Maggie Awards, The National Reader’s Choice Award, the Christian Retailing’s Best Award, the Book Buyer’s Best Award, the Golden Quill, and the Carol Award. She earned her bachelor’s degree in special education from The University of Alabama and has taught children and adults in the U.S., Germany, and Ukraine. Now she spends her time writing stories of love and adventure near Huntsville, Alabama.

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GIVEAWAY

Prize: 1 finished copy of The Piper’s Pursuit by Melanie Dickerson (USA)
Giveaway Ends: 11/28/19

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Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book to facilitate my honest review. All opinions are my own.

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