Saturday, 8 March 2014

World Book Day Giveaway: The Land of Dragor: The Gift of Charms by Julia Suzuki

WORLDBOOKDAY

In honour of World Book Day, here is another lovely giveaway which I am so thrilled to be hosting. The lovely author Julia Suzuki has written a stunning book called The Land of Dragor: The Gift of Charms.

This is the first book in the series and there is a short synopsis below. If you are a fan of fantasy books or even if you aren't but fancy giving something different a try then I would really recommend this book. It has great reviews on amazon and I've just started to read it and am thoroughly impressed with Julia Suzuki's beautiful writing style.

Although aimed at children aged 8-12 years this is a lovely story which will appeal to fantasy lovers of all ages.

The Land of Dragor: The Gift of Charms



This epic novel, first in the Land of Dragor series, transports the reader to the magical Land of Dragor, where seven dragon clans live hidden from man having beaten off the evil dragsaur beasts. 

Their great wars with the humans are over and the dragons live peacefully among the smoking mud pools and around The Fire Which Must Never Go Out. But the terrible years when they were enslaved by humans have left a lasting scar, and they are told they can never soar above the mountains and leave their safe haven to explore the outside world.

There is unease in the air of their mist-filled valley, and the coming of a strange egg heralds a new era. Unlike the normal delicate lilac, this shell is multi-coloured like the contents of a treasure chest. The newborn hatchling is called Yoshiko, but he is immediately treated with suspicion by the elders, and is lucky to survive. The last time a coloured egg was laid, legendary warrior leader Surion was born from a red shell, and with his gift of fire the dragons went to battle with the humans. Will Yoshiko bring a blessing to the clans, or a curse? Could Dragor be about to meet its saviour, or its destroyer?

Chameleon-like Yoshiko is bullied and tormented as he grows up, taunted at fire school as he struggles to produce a jet of flame. Desperate to hide his colour changes, he flees from school one day and finds himself on the fabled mountain of Cattlewick Cave, home to the mysterious and reclusive elder Guya. This chance meeting changes Yoshiko’s life, and as he develops from hatchling to youngling, he is inspired to spread his wings and venture outside Dragor. He returns with something, but will it be a blessing to Dragor or a curse?

Julia has kindly offered one lucky person the opportunity to win a signed hardback copy of the book plus one of the charms featured in the book in a velvet pouch.

If you'd like to enter, just complete the rafflecopter below.

The giveaway will end on Saturday 29 March 2014, UK entrants only.  Please read the full terms and conditions before entering.

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Disclaimer: I was provided with a copy of this book for hosting the giveaway.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

38 comments:

  1. Wouldn't mind being a dragon - I could bbq my own meat in seconds!

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  2. christineshelley8 March 2014 at 08:59

    a human

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  3. Human still sounds good to me

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  4. A dragon probably - at least I wouldn't have bad hair days!

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  5. Great giveaway, thanks :)

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  6. ps. I'd much rather be a dragon, getting to fly would be incredible.

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  7. Tough choice this one but ultimately i went with human. Purely because if i was a dragon i wouldnt have been able to type my response =)

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  8. Pixie MseComper Wolfe8 March 2014 at 10:13

    Mmm, I think I would rather be a human who was friends with dragons. Though the idea of flying would be amazing :)

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  9. definitely a human

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  10. a dragon then I could breathe fire!

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  11. a dragon, without a doubt. i know someone who is half human half dragon though

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  12. Kati Lewington8 March 2014 at 15:13

    Hmmmm, I'd quite like to be like the kid from How to Train a Dragon. Human but with ability to understand and communicate with Dragons.

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  13. Human, if I were a dragon people might try to kill me

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  14. Definitely a human.

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  15. oh a dragon most definitely...it would be so cool to be able to soar over the world seeing all the beautiful places

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  16. A human -I am still fiery lol

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  17. A dragon that can fly!!

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  18. I would rather be a human who has a dragon!

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  19. Thank you for entering, Julia Suzuki (author)

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  20. Me too :) Thank you for entering, Julia Suzuki (author)

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  21. So true. Thank you for entering, Julia Suzuki (author)

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  22. Thank you for entering, Julia Suzuki (author)

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  23. very true. Not the dragons of Dragor, they are goodies :) Thank you for entering, Julia Suzuki (author)

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  24. :)))
    Thank you for entering, Julia Suzuki (author)

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  25. ....Thank you for entering, Julia Suzuki (author)

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  26. Interesting choice. But I think I would stay as me too. Thank you for entering, Julia Suzuki (author)

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