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Monday, November 3, 2014

Kindle First Digital Launch Scavenger Hunt Event for TICKER by Lisa Mantchev - Visit the Flying Fortress

Fantasy Book Critic is pleased to welcome Lisa Mantchev as she celebrates the Kindle First digital launch of her new novel, TICKER. We are one of many blog stops that are part of a wonderful and fun scavenger hunt.

Join us in welcoming Lisa Mantchev, learning about her new book and traveling the world that is created in it, and of course – take part in a scavenger hunt to win a Kindle Paperwhite! Grab your hunting skills and let's get started!

Meet Lisa Mantchev

Lisa Mantchev is a temporally-displaced Capricorn who casts her spells from an ancient tree in the Pacific Northwest. She is best known as the author of the young adult fantasy trilogy, The Théâtre Illuminata. Published by Feiwel & Friends (Macmillan,) the series includes the Andre Norton and Mythopoeic awards-nominated EYES LIKE STARS (2009), PERCHANCE TO DREAM (2010), and SO SILVER BRIGHT (2011.)

Learn About TICKER

When Penny Farthing nearly dies, brilliant surgeon Calvin Warwick manages to implant a brass “Ticker” in her chest, transforming her into the first of the Augmented. But soon it’s discovered that Warwick killed dozens of people as he strove to perfect another improved Ticker for Penny, and he’s put on trial for mass murder.

On the last day of Warwick’s trial, the Farthings’ factory is bombed, Penny’s parents disappear, and Penny and her brother, Nic, receive a ransom note demanding all of their Augmentation research if they want to see their parents again. Is someone trying to destroy the Farthings...or is the motive more sinister?

Desperate to reunite their family and rescue their research, Penny and her brother recruit fiery baker Violet Nesselrode, gentleman-about-town Sebastian Stirling, and Marcus Kingsley, a young army general who has his own reasons for wanting to lift the veil between this world and the next. Wagers are placed, friends are lost, romance stages an ambush, and time is running out for the girl with the clockwork heart.

Let the Scavenger Hunt BEGIN

To celebrate the Kindle First digital launch of TICKER by Lisa Mantchev, the Farthing family would like to loan you your very own Vitesse motorized high-wheeled bicycle and messenger bag. Venture out into the city of Bazalgate to see the sights and retrieve six items necessary to celebrate with Penny and her friends. When you are done, remit the list for a chance to win your very own Kindle Paperwhite customized with the TICKER cover!

Contest open to US residents. Email entries to with the subject line “TICKER Paperwhite Giveaway”. Deadline for entry is midnight PST on November 15th. Winner will be announced here on November 16th.


Any rejoinder I might have made evaporated with the clouds as the Flying Fortress came into view. Sunlight glinted off white columns and sleek glass architecture. Smaller satellite buildings clustered around a singularly imposing main structure, like chicks to a mother hen. Under it all, turbines produced the necessary amount of thrust to keep everything aloft. I hadn’t any idea what the power source might be, nor could I fathom how Marcus’s engineers achieved a nearly clean burn, but the utter lack of emissions meant that the air around the Fortress was cold water sipped from a crystal goblet, a far cry from Bazalgate’s soot-smudged tankard. I adjusted my goggles and leaned as far out of the SkyDart as my lap belt allowed.

Item to retrieve : set of Ferrum Viriae bracelets

ONWARD to adventure, glory and teatime!

GLASSHOUSE - Fangirlish
PENNY’S BEDROOM - Emma Michaels
BIBLIOTHÈCA - E. Catherine Tobler


Ashana Lian said...

This looks GREAT. Added to my wishlist. :3


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