Tuesday, March 11, 2014

5 Quick Things About Faery Swap

March 3rd - March 21st
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5 Quick Things About Faery Swap
  1. Celtic (Irish) legend that says fairies descended from the Tuatha De Danaan (an ancient people driven to another world by a wave of invaders).
  2. Some of the legends say this "Otherworld" (which is what I call it in my story) is called Tir Na Noog (Tír na nÓg ), and that there, time stands still. 
  3. The Faery Magick spell words in Faery Swap are based on the four original cities of the Tuatha De Danaan, which also represent four magical items: Finias (spear), Gorias (sword), Falias (stone), murias (cauldron).
  4. Spriggans (the rock like sprites in Faery Swap) are  real (mythical) creatures from Cornish (English) faery lore. 
  5. The “anam cara” or soul bond in Faery Swap is a real ancient Irish word that means “soul friend” – “When you are blessed with an anam cara, the Irish believe, you have arrived at the most sacred place: home.” – John O’Donahue, poet and priest

Warrior faery princes can be very stubborn. Especially when they possess your body. Fourteen-year-old Finn just wants to keep his little sister out of Child Protective Services--an epic challenge with their parentally-missing-in-action dad moving them to England, near the famous Stonehenge rocks. Warrior faery Prince Zaneyr just wants to escape his father's reckless plan to repair the Rift--a catastrophe that ripped the faery realm from Earth 4,000 years ago and set it adrift in an alternate, timeless dimension. When Zaneyr tricks Finn into swapping places, Finn becomes a bodiless soul stuck in the Otherworld, and Zaneyr uses Finn's body to fight off his father's seekers on Earth. Between them, they have two souls and only one body... and both worlds to save before the dimensional window between them slams shut.
NOTE TO TEACHERS: Check out the Virtual Author visit video and Common-Core-Aligned Teacher's Guide for Faery Swap here.
2 minute book trailer
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Susan Kaye Quinnis the author of the bestselling Mindjack Trilogy, which is young adult science fiction. Faery Swap is her foray into middle grade, which is her first writing love. Her business card says "Author and Rocket Scientist" and she always has more speculative fiction fun in the works. You can subscribe to her newsletter (hint: new subscribers get a free short story!) or stop by her blog to see what she's up to.
Faery Swap
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Fourteen-year-old Finn is tricked into swapping places with a warrior faery prince and has to find his way back home before the dimensional window between their worlds slams shut. 


Rosi said...

I'm not a huge fantasy fan, but this book sounds really good. And it sounds like something my grandson would like.

Kelly Polark said...

Congrats to Susan on her middle grade! I already bought it for my daughter (and ahem, me), so don't count me in for the giveaway! :)

S.A. Larsenッ said...

The five quickies were great! Susan's approach to this story as well as getting the word out to teachers is pure genius.

Sherrie Petersen said...

Rosi: Susan is a fantastic writer. I hope you give it a try -- and that you and your grandson like it!

Kelly: Like you, I already bought the book, but dang -- I want to win a wand!

Sheri: I've kind of decided that Susan IS a genius. Well, y'know, she is a rocket scientist :)

Anne Gallagher said...

Wow, Susan's got another book out? Talk about prolofic. That's great. I had written the outline for a YA using the Tuatha De Dannan, Irish heritage and all.

Susan's book looks great, whether for middle grade or not.

Sherrie Petersen said...

She writes crazy fast, doesn't she? I love Irish folklore. I hope you write your YA someday!

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