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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The Hero's Guide to Storming the Castle Blog Tour & Giveaway!

In Fairy Tale Fortnight, I featured an excerpt of The Hero's Guide to Storming the Castle, along with an exclusive (AWESOME) artwork reveal. Well, that wasn't the last bit of Hero's goodness comin' your way, so allow me to present to you: 
some getting-to-know-you time with the bratty petulant tyrannical lovely wondrous splendiferous Princess Briar Rose!

She may be a thorn, er, briar, in everyone's sides for much of Storming the Castle, but I gotta say, she's definitely one of my favorite characters - can't help but love her spoiled, snarky self!
Look at her. Doesn't she just scream cuddly

Briar Rose

Occupation: Princess—THE BEST JOB IN THE WORLD!

Known Associates: Ruffian the Blue

Kingdom of Origin: Avondell

Current Residence: Avondell Palace

Parents: King Basil & Queen Petunia

Longtime Foe/Fiancé: Prince Liam of Erinthia

Hobby: Collecting maps of the Thirteen Kingdoms (and marking off which of those kingdoms she’d like to conquer)

Likes: Servants, followers, admirers

Dislikes: Goody two-shoes wimps, simpering weaklings, whiny milquetoasts

Signature Move: The Stamp-and-Scream Super-Tantrum

Quote: “Ask anyone here. They’ll all tell you how much they adore me. And not just because my guards are dangling them over a vat of hot coals.”

Little Known Fact: Once sent a servant on a two-month hunt through the treacherous Nightkill Mountains in search of a rare goldenwing falcon egg just so that, when the man returned with her prize, she could crack it over his head and laugh.

Sounds like a real peach, right? Just wait til you see her in action... ;)

But of course, you won't know just how much  of a peach she is until you get your hands on a copy, right? WELL, Walden Pond Press is having an epic amazing giveaway of epic amazingness!

All readers of this blog have exclusive access to a special giveaway for THE HERO’S GUIDE TO STORMING THE CASTLE. You will need this SECRET CODE to enter: PRINCE CHARMING.  Click here to enter.
The first THREE entrants to enter the giveaway TODAY are guaranteed to receive a signed copy of The Hero’s Guide to Storming the Castle! And EVERYONE who enters the giveaway from 5/6 to 5/26 is eligible to win a $200 gift card to the bookstore of his or her choice!

See? Epic amazing giveaway of epic amazingness!

Want more Hero's Guide? Stop back by tomorrow for my review of Storming the Castle, and make sure to join New York Times Bestselling author Marissa Meyer and Christopher Healy for a Twitter Chat on fractured fairy tales on Monday, June 3rd at 9pm ET. Hashtag #talesretold. There will be giveaways!

And check out the other stops on the tour for more characters and more chances to win - find the full list here!


The Hero's Guide to Storming the Castle by Christopher Healy
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Middle Grade/Aventure/Fairy Tale Retelling, 496 pages
Published April 30th 2013 by Walden Pond Press
Prince Liam. Prince Frederic. Prince Duncan. Prince Gustav. You remember them, don't you? They're the Princes Charming who finally got some credit after they stepped out of the shadows of their princesses - Cinderella, Rapunzel, Snow White, and Briar Rose - to defeat an evil witch bent on destroying all their kingdoms.

But alas, such fame and recognition only last so long. And when the princes discover that an object of great power might fall into any number of wrong hands, they are going to have to once again band together to stop it from happening - even if no one will ever know it was they who did it.

Christopher Healy, author of the acclaimed The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom, takes us back to the hilariously fractured fairy-tale world he created for another tale of medieval mischief. Magical gemstones, bladejaw eels, a mysterious Gray Phantom, and two maniacal warlords bent on world domination - it's all in a day's work for the League of Princes.


  1. Thanks for the giveaway. I'd love to win.

  2. This book looks fantastic! Thanks so much for the giveaway!=)

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