Happy Saturday once again! For the past 10 days (and today) I have had the privilege of chatting with all of the 2021 ACFW Carol Award Finalists! We are finishing up with the Young Adult category today and I’ll be posting the winners on Instagram tonight. Book award season is so fun – I love cheering on the finalists & the winners, and this series of posts I do every year is part of my celebration. Today I’m continuing with Lindsay A Franklin and her young adult Carol Award finalist book The Story Hunter! You can check out a list of all the finalists HERE and you can catch up on any posts you may have missed HERE.
THE STORY HUNTER
SERIES: The Weaver Trilogy #3
GENRE: Inspirational Young Adult Fantasy
PUBLISHER: Enclave Publishing
RELEASE DATE: May 19, 2020
Redeeming the past is a fatal quest.
In the wake of a deadly coup, the capital city of Urian has descended into chaos. Heartbreak and bloodshed await Tanwen and her friends as they discover the unlikeliest leader now rules Tir.If they want to save the realm, Tannie and the Corsyth weavers must rescue Queen Braith and unmask the Master, ending the strife once and for all. But the success of their hunt depends upon an ally no one trusts.The Master has a new target in sight: fragile, trauma-scarred Digwyn, whose unique weaving ability could turn the tide of any war. When the desire for vengeance proves too powerful for Digwyn to resist, Tanwen must face a terrifying truth: the fate of Tir rests in the hands of a volatile, shattered girl.
I asked the author…
What is one of your favorite quotes from The Story Hunter & why do you love it?
“You can’t control what happened to you yesterday. But you can decide who you’re going to be tomorrow.” This is a paraphrased quote, as I had to shrink it down enough to fit on a bookmark, but it’s definitely one of my favorite sentiments from The Story Hunter. This book, more than any other in The Weaver Trilogy, wrestles with the aftermath of life-shattering wrongs inflicted upon individuals. When you’ve experienced that kind of trauma, it’s easy to feel like nothing will ever be okay again—that somehow you are irreparably broken. I had always said that book three in this series was going to belong to Diggy, the character we meet in the midst of her brokenness, the character who is already several steps into a dark journey of vengeance and emotional isolation. My favorite part of writing Hunter was getting to explore her path—whether to redemption or ruin.
Lindsay A. Franklin is the Carol Award–winning author of The Story Peddler, a semi-retired freelance editor, and a former homeschooling mom of three children who are now taller than their mother. She would wear pajama pants all the time if it were socially acceptable. Lindsay is a recent transplant to the Pacific Northwest, where she lives with her scruffy-looking nerf-herder husband, their precious geeklings, and three demanding thunder pillows (a.k.a. cats).
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What about you? What makes you want to read the young adult Carol Award finalist The Story Hunter by Lindsay A Franklin? Or, if you’ve read it already, what did you love about it?