Hello and welcome and how are you and HUZZAH! Today is a most special day: it is the my day on the Maas Thirteen Empire of Storms blog tour! *tosses confetti in the air* I've been so honored to be a part of the last two Throne of Glass tours, and I'm keeping up the tradition of doing something arty and way too time consuming in the name of one of my fave fantasy series by drawin' you some picture stuffs.
My Heir of Fire blog tour post | My Queen of Shadows blog tour post
First up is a hand-lettered desktop or phone background! The name "Fireheart" is a really important one to the series, to Aelin, and to this book in particular. Not to mention is makes my feels go all extra feelsy. Aelin is the light-bringer, the light in the dark, the fire to clear away the storms (at least, we all hope...THERE'S STILL A WHOLE OTHER BOOK OF DOOM TO COME). So I made some fun glowy letters that (hopefully) look like Aelin herself wrote them with fire against a stormy background.
I ran out of time on this WIP--did you know art took a long time? surprise!--but let's just think of it as...concept art for the upcoming show! I like that. Sounds professional. Anyway, here's Aelin using those kickass blue flames she pulled out in one of the best scenes in the book (so far. I'm only on page 250. SPOIL ME AND GET A FACE FULL OF BLUE FLAMES.)
|wooo yay bad ass glowy sketchy Aelin woo yass|
That's all for me today. Make sure to hit all the stops on the tour and enter the INTERNATIONAL giveaway!
OFFICIAL TOUR SCHEDULE
September 7 - Katie @ Polished Page-Turners
September 8 - Steph @ No BS Book Reviews
September 9 - Sarah @ What Sarah Read
September 12 - Kelly @ Belle of the Literati
September 13 - Louisse @ The Soul Sisters
September 14 - Gillian @ Writer of Wrongs
September 15 - Andi @ Andi’s ABCs
September 16 - Gina @ Behind the Pages
September 19 - Jaz @ Fiction in Fiction in Fiction
September 20 - Mel @ The Daily Prophecy
September 21 - Betty @ Book Rock Betty
September 22 - Rachel @ Hello Chelly
September 23 - Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books
GIVEAWAY (OPEN INTERNATIONALLY)
PRIZE: One signed copy of Empire of Storms, one Throne of Glass tote bag, one set of lip balms (Dorian, Chaol, Rowan) & one Celaena soap (c/o Behind the Pages) & Throne of Glass buttons (c/o ThroneofGlassPH)
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TITLE: Empire of Storms
AUTHOR: Sarah J. Maas
SERIES: Throne of Glass #5
PUBLICATION DATE: September 6, 2015
PAGES: 704 pages
GENRES: Fantasy, Young Adult
The long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius. Loyalties have been broken and bought, friends have been lost and gained, and those who possess magic find themselves at odds with those don't.
As the kingdoms of Erilea fracture around her, enemies must become allies if Aelin is to keep those she loves from falling to the dark forces poised to claim her world. With war looming on all horizons, the only chance for salvation lies in a desperate quest that may mark the end of everything Aelin holds dear.
Aelin's journey from assassin to queen has entranced millions across the globe, and this fifth installment will leave fans breathless. Will Aelin succeed in keeping her world from splintering, or will it all come crashing down?
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Sarah J. Maas is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series and A Court of Thorns and Roses series, as well as a USA Today and international bestselling author. Sarah wrote the first incarnation of the Throne of Glass series when she was just sixteen, and it has now sold in thirty-five languages. A New York native, Sarah currently lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and dog. Empire of Storms, the fifth Throne of Glass novel, will release on September 6th, 2016.
She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Hamilton College in 2008 with a degree in Creative Writing and a minor in Religious Studies.
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