sábado, 2 de noviembre de 2013

Extracto y sorteo de When Stars Die



Indagando sobre novedades, me he topado con When Stars Die, de Amber Forbes, novela con una preciosa portada que cuenta la historia de Amelia, forzada a ingresar como monja en la catedral Reims para salvar a su familia de la lacra de la brujería. Allí, deberá afrontar pruebas durísimas mientras intenta eludir el acoso de sombras que sólo ella puede ver. Las sombras buscan a quienes tocar pues son muy pocos. Lo peor sucede cuando Amelia hiere a su mejor amiga durante una prueba y lo hace mediante la señal de la brujería: fuego.

Me parece interesante el tema de la brujería mezclado con las monjas. Curiosamente escribí una historia que incluía ambos conceptos hace ya muchos, muchos años, jejeje. Así que por eso me he apuntado a la promoción y os traigo el sorteo de un libro electrónico en inglés. Espero que os guste :o)



When Stars Die
by Amber Forbes
Release Date: 10/22/13

Summary from Goodreads:
Amelia Gareth's brother is a witch and the only way to save her family from the taint in his blood is to become a professed nun at Cathedral Reims. However, in order to become professed, she must endure trials that all nuns must face.
Surviving these trials is not easy, especially for Amelia, who is being stalked by shadowy beings only she can see. They're searching for people they can physically touch, because only those they can touch can see them. Amelia soon learns why she is being stalked when she accidentally harms her best friend with fire during the third trial. Fire is a witch's signature. The shadows are after witches.
Now Amelia must decide what to do: should she continue on her path to profession knowing there is no redemption, or should she give up on her dream and turn away from Cathedral Reims in order to stop the shadows who plan to destroy everything she loves?



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About the Author
Amber Skye Forbes is a dancing writer who prefers pointe shoes over street shoes, leotards over skirts, and ballet buns over hairstyles. She loves striped tights and bows and will edit your face with a Sharpie if she doesn't like your attitude. She lives in Augusta, Georgia where she writes dark fiction that will one day put her in a psychiatric ward...again. But she doesn't care because her cat is a super hero who will break her out.


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EXCERPT OF WHEN STARS DIE

The sound is a dagger scraping crosshatches on a frosted windowpane, its echoes loud in this insensible room I’ve been locked in for the past few days. I want to remedy my fears over the sound, but I’m more terrified of the impending trials that will determine my readiness to be professed in the Order of Cathedral Reims. The trials are the reason I have been locked in here.
 
Colette sits beside me, lost in knitting a scarf she has been working on for a week—the amount of time we’ve been trapped in here with minimal food, water, and sanity. Her ability to shut out the world with a click of the needles is something I have always envied. For her, the world is nonexistent.
 
But not for me.
 
The sound strips my nerves raw, so I tighten my shawl and rise from the creaking mattress. My boot-clad feet meet the floor, and in spite of my stockings, cold still shoots through the soles, hibernating in my bones. Pulling in a deep breath of biting air, I tiptoe over to the door and press my eye to the keyhole that overlooks a bright hallway. The air freezes in my chest. I knew I heard those blasted shadows, the eerie, almost impossible sounds they make whenever their black cloaks trail along the cobbled floors of Cathedral Reims. Sometimes I wonder if they’re witches, people born of the Seven Deadly Sins and considered worse than murderers in the eyes of the law. Then I remember my little brother is nothing like them. They are mere shadows. Mere shadows.
 
Two of them stand outside the room. I recognize them. The tall one is Asch, and the little one is Sash. I don’t know where I heard their names. Here, in my dreams, in nightmares, or somewhere else.
 
I wish they would go away. I wish, I wish, I wish. I close my eyes. Open them. They are still there. Why must they be here? Theosodore, our Mother Superior’s lackey, could gather us any moment for the first trial, a trial that will test everything we are made of, and here are Asch and Sash teasing my nerves with their cold, white fingers. But I don’t know what it is about them. They haven’t done anything in the two months since I’ve started seeing them, but their presence makes sharp fear burrow into my muscles and knot them. I believe I’m the only one who can see them. This frightens me. Perhaps waiting for these trials has made me mad. 


***GIVEAWAY***
SORTEO



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12 comentarios:

MyuMyu dijo...

Me parece una trama curiosa y también lo es que escribieras una historia con esos elementos :D
¡Besos!

Lesincele dijo...

Muchas gracias por el sorteo parece una historia diferente!!!
Un beso!

Bells dijo...

Hola guapa
la verdad me llama mucho el libro
un beso

Hannah; dijo...

La portada me da miedo e______e

Muchas gracias por el sorteo, el libro tiene una pinta estupendísima ;)

Nina dijo...

hermosisima portada! mucha suerte a todos

Aglaia Callia dijo...

Pues sí que la trama es curiosa y la portada, una belleza.

Feliz fin de semana, besos.

Margari dijo...

Muy buena pinta que tiene el libro.
Besotes!!!

El desvan de las mil y un dijo...

Tiene una pinta estupenda, una pena que sepa ingles

laurita dijo...

Sí, una portada preciosa y la sinopsis llama la atención, pero está en inglés...por lo que creo que lo dejaré pasar y rezaré para que la publiquen en español.

Un saludo^^

Pinkiland dijo...

Teniendo en cuenta de que no me he empanado de la trama ya que esta en inglés, poco puedo opinar ;). Así que nada, ya me esperaré a ver si lo sacan o alguien traduce la sinopsis XDDDDDDDDD
Besos!!

Soycazadoradesombrasylibros dijo...

la portada me parece preciosa, pero visto lo visto con portada bonita igual a libro no tan bueno, me esperare a conocer tu opinión que a veces me juegan malas pasadas dichas portadas,

besos

Macarena Yannelli dijo...

Me llama mucho la trama y la portada es preciosa, muchas gracias por el sorteo y suerte a todos :D