Lego Cover Art for Frozen Tides

The moment I saw this cover I knew I’d be adding it to the list of covers that I had to do in Lego. I started this ages ago and have slowly been working on it and I think it is finally done. I wanted to go with Lego fire but I never could succeed in making it look right so stuck with the original fire. I hope you enjoy it!

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Past Lego Covers

Blocks Unhinged   The Immortal Rules   UnboundLego320

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Blog Tour for Frozen Tides- Guest Post from Morgan Rhodes

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I really enjoy the Falling Kingdoms series by Morgan Rhodes. I’m thrilled to hand over my blog today to hear from Morgan about which type of world (fantasy or sci-fi) she’d rather live in and how she thinks she’d fare. I absolutely adore her response and completely agree with wanting/needing the tenth Doctor as my guide 🙂

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I think it’s a dream of many readers to visit their favorite fictional worlds… and I’m certainly no different! I recently found this graphic that asks the very tantalizing question of “Which door will you open?”MorganRhodes

The only question is…which door would I open and have the best chance of enjoying AND surviving while visiting that world? The thing is, most fantasy or sci-fi worlds are rather, uh…dangerous? Violent? Scary? Just think of the Harry Potter world…Hogwarts has a shockingly high death rate among its students. As exciting as it is to frolic with dragons and mermaids, the Tri-Wizard tournament should be banned due to possible death in any of the events. Even Quidditch can often result in serious injury…or worse!

I would survive in Westeros for probably a half a day before some horrible fate befell me. And even in Narnia, I’d likely freeze to death before I had much of a chance to look around. If I went for a spin in the TARDIS, I’d be exterminated before my first cup of tea.

And if we’re talking about Mytica, from Frozen Tides, the 4th book in my Falling Kingdoms series…well, if King Gaius doesn’t throw you in prison, you could freeze in the northern kingdom of Limeros, starve in the barren middle kingdom of Paelsia, or find yourself impaled on an unexpected sword through the back just for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. And word to the wise: avoid the prophesied sorceress currently roaming the land. She has a bit of a chip on her shoulder.

But let’s just be all reckless and SAY that I’m going to be safe and I get to sightsee and check things out at my leisure and take some pictures and eat in some nice taverns….

I’ve always been a big Alice in Wonderland fan. I think it would arguably be the most fantastical, with talking animals, tricky riddles, tea parties, stoned caterpillars, and evil queens. I’d like to explore the paths and buildings and castles and play a game of croquet, chat with the Mad Hatter, follow the White Rabbit while commiserating on how hard it is to be on time for anything.

After I’m finished in Wonderland, I think I might like to hop on that TARDIS just for a quick tour…as long as I can be guaranteed that the Tenth Doctor is my guide!

And then I’ll be perfectly happy to return to the boring real world where I can write about exciting and dangerous fantasy lands from the comfort and security of my sofa!

Happy Reading!

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About the Book

9781595147073Frozen Tides
By: Morgan Rhodes
Publisher: by Razorbill
Release Date: December 15th 2015
Summary:
Rebels, royals, and monsters wage war over the Mytican throne in the shocking fourth book of the Falling Kingdoms series, from New York Times bestselling author Morgan Rhodes.

CLEO: Reeling after a bloody showdown in Limeros ending with Amara’s abduction of the water crystal, and a vacancy in the Mytican throne, Princess Cleo must cast aside her feelings and look toward her kingdom with the eyes of a Queen.

MAGNUS: With the kingdom in chaos, Princess Lucia still missing and quite possibly in danger, and a shocking realization about Cleo, the steely prince is once again torn between love and duty, leaving him wondering whether he’s strong enough to rule his people.

LUCIA: The young sorcercess has had her vengeance after the cruel death of her first and only love. Heartbroken and unable to trust anyone, she allies with the awoken Fire god, who also seeks revenge.

JONAS: After escaping death by the skin of his teeth, the defeated rebel—along with a mysterious stranger–leader reunites with Princess Cleo, only to find himself a mere pawn in a dangerous hunt for the elusive Kindred.

KING GAIUS: Abandoned by Melenia and betrayed by his own children, Gaius flees Mytica and sails to Kraeshia, where he attempts to ally with the famously brutal emperor across the Silver Sea.

Blog Tour Stops

http://theirishbanana.blogspot.com The Irish Banana Review 12/7 – interview
http://addictreaders.blogspot.com/ Addicted Readers 12/7 – review
http://aperfectioncalledbooks.blogspot.com/ A Perfection Called Books 12/8 – review
www.bookiemoji.com Bookiemoji 12/8 – Would You Rather?
http://winterhavenbooks.blogspot.com/ WinterHaven Books 12/9 – guest post
http://www.onceuponatwilight.com/ Once Upon a Twilight 12/10 – Review & giveaway
http://www.twochicksonbooks.com/ Two Chicks on Books 12/11 – guest post
http://www.jessabellareads.org Jessabella Reads 12/11 – review
http://www.myfriendsarefiction.com My Friends Are Fiction 12/14 – guest post
Http://www.amidsummernightsread.com A Midsummer Night’s Read 12/15 – Book Playlist
http://darkfaerietales.com/ Dark Faerie Tales 12/15 – review
www.iceybooks.com IceyBooks 12/16 – Top 10 list
http://thedailyquirk.com The Daily Quirk 12/17 – review & giveaway
http://www.mundiemoms.blogspot.com Mundie Moms 12/18 – interview
http://hollywoodnewssource.com/ Hollywood News Source 12/18 – review

Stacking the Shelves- Hurray For Amazing Book Mail

Hi there! November is creeping to an end and Thanksgiving is NEXT WEEK. How is that possible? I have lots of family coming over to celebrate and eat so next week should prove to be pretty busy. I hope to squeeze in some good reading time regardless.

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This last week was a pretty good one. I re-watched Labyrinth (hadn’t seen it in years) and yeah…just as amazing as I remembered. I actually watched it twice last week and I had to Google search Jareth and all the different theories/analysis on his character.

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Very much. Very much indeed.

Have you seen it? I think Jareth is such a perfect YA villain and watching it as an adult I think I enjoyed him even more. Though, it is a tad creepy with the age difference-but he is immortal. I’ve also listened to two songs from the movie, Within You and As the World Falls Down about a thousand times each. There’s a graphic novel series called, Return to the Labyrinth. The ratings seemed meh but I am pretty curious. Has anyone read them?

Beyond my David Bowie/Labyrinth obsession I also did some reading. I read The Girl Who Fell by Shannon M. Parker and wow was this book suspenseful. It was really hard to read in spots because of the subject matter but very well done. I found it hard to stop reading after the mid-way point and would recommend this contemporary/issues book to all those that enjoy creepy, disturbing, suspenseful reads.

I also read a good bit of Their Fractured Light and AHHHH it is really good. I’m loving the characters and can’t wait to own the hardcover. I think at some point the whole Starbound series needs to be reread one after another.

Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga’s Reviews is a weekly meme where you show what books you’ve purchased, gotten from the library, received from giveaway, as gifts or for review.

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Thank you Penguin, NOVL, Amulet, Random House, Simon and Harper!

Last Week’s Posts

That’s it for me! How was your week? Tell me about your thoughts on Labyrinth and the books I received this week for reviewing.

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If I Could Rule Westeros + a Falling Kingdoms Giveaway

You might know this about me but I’m a HUGE fan of fantasy. It was the first genre I connected to as a reader and I will always have a soft spot for it. When it comes to fantasy I am happiest in complex worlds with many characters. I love to see many point of views but really…give me fantasy and I’m happy.

To celebrate the upcoming release of Frozen Tides by Morgan Rhodes (next in the Falling Kingdoms series ) we are talking about fantasy worlds we love. If you’ve not read this series or somehow don’t own these beautiful books yet you are in luck! Below I have a giveaway for the first 3 books.

Now…to the fantasy land I’d conquer…

Who wouldn’t want to rule Westeros? Ok, in reality it would put you directly in the cross hairs of some of the most evil and vile characters in the fantasy realm BUT you’d be able to sit upon the iron throne.

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I do think I’d look amazing sitting there. Very regal…and very uncomfortable. Well, I’d have dragons right?

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Oh. I forgot only Daenerys has any AND I’m not a Targaryen so they’d most likely eat me. The more I’m thinking about this the less eager I am to rule Westeros.

I think for me the best fantasy worlds are those I’d NEVER want to live in. I’ll visit while reading but I’ll take my cozy house and all the comforts of technology. Speaking of cozy house I can think of one fantasy place I’d live (only after the ring incident is over though)- THE SHIRE. I’m even short so would fit in fairly well with the local population.

Would you want to rule or even live in a fantasy world? If so which one?

About Falling Kingdoms

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These are the first three books of the series and those eligible for the giveaway below. Just look at those pretty covers. Frozen Tides will release December 15 from Penguin.

You can pre-order it here.

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I am absolutely obsessed with the Frozen Tides cover and am currently working on a Lego version so keep your eyes open for that closer to release date. I can’t wait to share it with you.

Giveaway

Dates: 10/26 – 11/27; US only; 3 winners will each receive the first 3 books
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