Today marks the official kickoff of the To Dream and Die as a Taniwha Girl Book Tour presented by Storytellers On Tour, and throughout the week we’ve got a great lineup helping us feature Benedict Patrick’s recently released fantasy/folklore tale! I backed this beautiful book on Kickstarter, so I got my copy a little early, and I’m anxiously awaiting the chance to make it through the rest of this series. I looking forward to hearing what our hosts have to say in the coming days, so be sure to keep an eye out for some incredible content.
While I don’t have an interview for you today, I DO have a map! Not just any map, but a stunning one of The Crescent Atoll! So keep scrolling for the tour schedule, more info about the book, and the map.
We’ve enlisted a group of wonderful and talented bloggers and Bookstagrammers to help us feature To Dream and Die as a Taniwha Girl. This is what we have going on, so make sure to check out each and every one throughout the week for some brilliant content, including reviews and more.
NOVEMBER 18TH – THE WELCOMING
Whispers & Wonder
Betwixt The Sheets
Beneath A Thousand Skies
Fantasy Book Critic
NOVEMBER 24TH – THE ENCORE
For more about this tour visit Storytellers On Tour.
NOTE: Early purchasers will be able to claim a bonus folktale set in the Yarnsworld. The bonus folktale for this release is The Taniwha Girl and the Crab, and it serves as a prequel tale to the novel. To claim the folktale, please send proof of purchase to email@example.com, using the subject line ‘Taniwha Girl Promo’. The promotion ends on November 26th, so move quickly!
There is a price to pay for becoming a story.
Kaimana has defied the gods and won the freedom to spend the rest of her days travelling the collection of tropical islands she calls home.
But the people of the islands have taken notice of her.
They have started to tell her story; for many children, one of their favourite fireside tales is now that of the Taniwha Girl, the brave woman who befriends monsters.
Some islanders even pray to her.
The gods are displeased, but they are not the only ones paying attention to Kaimana’s rise to fame. On the borders of the island ring, an ancient demon – an old enemy of the Crescent Atoll – spreads its influence, and a spider-faced figure shadows Kaimana’s movements.
To secure her own safety, and that of her island home, Kaimana has to make a choice: turn her back on the people of the Crescent Atoll and continue enjoying the life she has won for herself, or give up all she holds dear to live up to the legend of the Taniwha Girl.
Feast your eyes on this stunning map of The Crescent Atoll!
Benedict Patrick is from a small town in Northern Ireland called Banbridge, but has been living and working in Scotland since he moved there at the age of eighteen. Tragically, that was quite a while ago.
He has been writing for most of his life, and has been reading for pretty much all of it (with help from mum and dad at the beginning). Benedict’s life changed when a substitute primary school teacher read his class part of The Hobbit and later loaned him the book – he fell in love with the fantasy genre and never looked back.
That’s all I got for ya! Be sure to keep an eye on the official To Dream and Die as a Taniwha Girl tour page over at Storytellers On Tour (https://www.storytellersontour.online/2020/10/23/tour-schedule-to-dream-and-die-as-a-taniwha-girl-by-benedict-patrick/) to see what the other bloggers have to say!