#BlogTour #ZooloosBookTours @zooloo2008 / #Excerpt : The Map Maker’s Daughters #TheMapMakersDaughters – Caroline Dunford @verdandiweaves #SpellBoundBooks @SpellBoundBks

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Today I’m on the ‘The Map Maker’s Daughters’ blogtour, organized by Zooloo’s Book Tours.
To promote this book I have an excerpt, but before I let you read it first some ‘basic’ information.

About the Author :

Caroline lives for stories. Reading them. Telling them, Watching them. She can’t get enough of them. She can hypnotise people and she sings well in the shower. She enjoys cooking, but hates housework, and has managed to convince everyone who knows her that she doesn’t understand washing up. So much so that when friends visit some of them do it for her. Fortunately she also has a dishwasher. She always feels she didn’t make enough of her teenage years, and hopes that at least the teenagers in her books do!

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Synopsis :

Sharra’s world is a terrifying place. Violent seismic ‘Shifts’ and outbreaks of an all consuming black fire radically alter landscapes on an increasingly frequent basis. Only the Map Makers can predict where Shift will fall, and Sharra, daughter to one of the most famous Map Makers, yearns to join their ranks and break cultural taboo, which forbids female cartographers.
Sharra’s father, Lord Milton, is one of the few to challenge the current order, but his shadowy past limits his political reach and his second wife, Lady Ivory, is determined to manipulate him to ensure a privileged future for herself and her daughter.
But nothing is as it appears. The study of The True Map, drawn by the original Map Makers, not only enables the prediction of Shifts, but it is also the source of an ancient power that binds the world together. Now it is failing, as modern Map Makers secretly cause Shifts for personal gain.
Everything is in danger…

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Excerpt :

Sharra wakes up and is immediately sick.
Fortunately, she manages to lean out over the side of the bed in time ‘Here, you need this.’
Sharra forces her eyes open to see Jayne holding out a goblet.
‘It’s water. You need to drink. You need to eat too, but I’d wait a while for that. Sit up.’
‘Can’t. Want to die.’
Jayne pulls her up by the arm. ‘No, you don’t. Drink. How much do you remember?’
Sharra sips cautiously at the water. ‘I called Gareth an old owl.’ She sets the goblet down and rubs her head. ‘I was with someone, Jion. I was having fun, but lots of people seemed angry with me.’
‘Kicking over the tea urn, jumping on the seats you described as bouncy at the top of your voice and trying to kiss Lord Camden’s eldest son were among your more notable antics.’
‘Oh world. Was I drunk?’
‘What do you think?’
‘Was father there?’
‘No, fortunately he remained in the library.’
‘Ivory will have told him all about it by now.’ Sharra looks up quickly and the room rocks around her. ‘Why didn’t she stop me?’
‘My mother said you refused to listen to her.’
‘I wouldn’t have thought that would have stopped her having me dragged from the room.’
‘Well, she didn’t. I did.’
‘You?’
‘You should be grateful. You’d just been sick over Lord Brillington’s shoes and it’s said he beats his daughters for laughing too loudly, so what he would have done . . .’
‘I am grateful.’ Sharra hangs her head. ‘I should apologize, shouldn’t I?’
‘I think you should stay out of sight.’
‘Is Jion very angry with me?’
‘Jion? Jion!’ Jayne puts her hands on her hips. ‘You little idiot. He wanted this to happen. He wanted to embarrass Milton. He wanted to ruin my night and you helped him. Or did you think he’d suddenly taken a fancy to you? You know he called you the spotted chick when we were younger on account of your acne, don’t you? He sees you for the silly little girl you are. And here’s Milton trying to make a difference, to gather followers for his campaign and you do your best to wreck it all. After everything he’s done. After everything we’ve all done.’
‘It serves him right,’ snaps Sharra. ‘His wretched balance is all he cares about. He doesn’t care what happens to me.’

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