Friends, I have been looking forward to this post for a long time. You see, it’s about one of my favorite things in the whole world – reading! My husband and I are both huge fans of reading books. We’ve each got a stack of books on our nightstands – books on Christian living, books on training dogs, books on the Civil War, books on farming, books on the Vikings, books on psychology… 🙂 We can’t get enough!!
You can tell from that list that Bjorn and I do totally love nonfiction. But, aside from my occasional Amish fiction novel, and for whatever reason, it’s been harder for me in my adult years to continue discovering and loving fiction! :/
Bjorn and I discovered and fell deeply, madly in love with a fiction series that we will NEVER forget! You know how some books meld themselves into your everyday? How you find yourself musing about names or situations in the book, or creating inside jokes about the funniest quotes? That is what this book series has become to us, and since we talk about it with anyone we can, we just HAD to turn our attention to online friends and share it with y’all!!
Meet: On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness, your new favorite book! (And the book you could win. Keep reading!)
This is Book One in a 4-book series called The Wingfeather Saga. Here’s how Andrew Peterson, the author, describes the series on his site:
What’s the Wingfeather Saga?
It’s a series of four fantasy-adventure novels about the three Igiby children, Janner, Kalmar, and Leeli. At the beginning of the story Janner is twelve, Kalmar (whose nickname is Tink) is eleven, and their little sister Leeli is nine. They’re accompanied by Leeli’s dog Nugget, their mother Nia, and their ex-pirate grandfather Podo Helmer.
They live in a world called Aerwiar, which is exactly like our world–except they don’t have electricity or gunpowder, and there are all sorts of creepy animals, like sea dragons and toothy cows. Janner, the eldest, is about to discover that the ordinary little town where they live is anything but ordinary. In fact, he and his family are at the center of a great mystery that will change their lives forever.
I hope you’ll get your hands on a copy of the book and join the adventure. But beware of the toothy cows. They’re horrifying.”
WE. LOVE. IT. Andrew Peterson is one of the most brilliant, interesting authors I’ve come across. Bjorn and I have only ever read these books out loud to each other (hello, long road trips and cuddly evenings! 🙂 ) which has been amazing. We’ve gone from laughing out loud at the most absurd situations, smirking at witty sarcasm, exclaiming at plot twists (ALL THE TIME), to getting quiet and somber at the most heart-wrenching scenes (okay, I have shed tears). It has been FOREVER since a book series has affected me in this way, and Bjorn and I know that reading these books together will be one of our favorite memories from our first couple years of marriage. (We’re nearing the end of the last book now, which is super sad. I don’t want to talk about it.)
Not sure if fantasy-adventure is your thing? We challenge you to pick up the book and give it a shot anyway. A couple good friends of ours recommended this first book to us, and when we borrowed it from them and got into it, we knew there was no going back. We know you’ll find yourself utterly absorbed in The Wingfeather Saga, too!
Now here’s your chance! We’re giving away a brand-new copy of Book One, On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness to bless you and your home’s bookshelf! 🙂 And…since you can’t cuddle up and enjoy a good book without a hot drink, we are also including my very favorite diner-style mug from the Darling magazine company! (Ahem- you will not get the mug pictured. That’s mine. I use it everyday. You get a new, unused one. 😉 )
Go ahead, jump on in! You won’t regret it! Enter below:
And, friends, if you would please fill out my short Reader Survey, I would be so grateful!
This super short anonymous survey will help me guide the direction of this blog and the types of posts you’ll see! Also, filling out the survey will give you additional entries for this giveaway! 🙂
** This is NOT a sponsored post! We seriously just love this book series so much that we want to share it with you!