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Monday, April 28, 2014

A Reading of Keturah & Lord Death by Martine Leavitt!

I'm back with another Fairy Tale Fortnight excerpt for you, this time from Martine Leavitt's FANTASTIC, lyrical, gorgeous Keturah and Lord Death! I love this story, and the language of it, and wanted to just keep reading and reading it to you.
Take a listen, let me know what you think in the comments, and keep an eye out over on the Fairy Tale Fortnight main page for my upcoming review!

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So, what did you think of Keturah & Lord Death? Are you curious to see if Death takes her deal, and how it will turn out for her if he does? 
Make sure to keep an eye out of my review of this stunning little novel, which is coming up soon in FTF!

Keturah & Lord Death by Martine Leavitt
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Fantasy/Folklore, 216 pages
Published November 1st 2006 by Front Street Press
I will tell you a story of magic and love, of daring and death, and one to comfort your heart. It will be the truest story I have ever told. Now listen, and tell me if it is not so.

Martine Leavitt offers a spellbinding story, interweaving elements of classic fantasy and high romance. Keturah follows a legendary hart into the king's forest, where she becomes hopelessly lost. Her strength diminishes until, finally, she realizes that death is near. Little does she know that he is a young, handsome lord, melancholy and stern. Renowned for her storytelling, Keturah is able to charm Lord Death with a story and thereby gain a reprieve -- but only for twenty-four hours. She must find her one true love within that time, or all is lost. Keturah searches desperately while the village prepares for an unexpected visit from the king, and Keturah is thrust into a prominent role as mysterious happenings alarm her friends and neighbors. Lord Death's presence hovers over all until Keturah confronts him one last time in the harrowing climax.

Martine Leavitt's young adult novels have won many awards and honors in the United States and Canada. Most notable are two Canadian honors: Tom Finder won a Mr. Christie's Book Award, and Heck Superhero was a finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award.

Martine earned an MFA in writing for children from Vermont College. Though Martine was born in Canada and lives in High River, Alberta, Canada, she is a U.S. citizen.

Martine's first three novels, the Marmawell trilogy, were published under the name Martine Bates.

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1 comment:

  1. What an intriguing excerpt. I've wanted to get my hands on a copy of this book for ages, but you've bumped it up. FTF always adds a bunch of books to my list.


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