Monday, October 28, 2019

Book Tour & Giveaway ~ The Witches of Crannock Dale - Mara of the League by Thomas M. Kane

Witches of Crannock Dale
of the League Book 1
Thomas M. Kane


When an enemy army
threatens eleven-year old Mara’s home, she makes up her mind to
save her family, one way or another. But when the knights protecting
her village arrest her favorite aunt for witchcraft, she discovers
that the difference between friend and foe may not be as obvious as
she once thought.
This is a story of
war and espionage, set in a low fantasy world. It is also about a
child getting to know her mother and father in a new way.


I planted my feet on the worn cobblestones. “Let me go!”

“Shut up.” Mr. Vance dragged me forward.

“Help!” I turned my head to look at the dyer’s apprentice. His ginger hair was cropped almost to fuzz and sweat had soaked through his shirt.

Mr. Vance smiled at the dyer’s apprentice, or maybe it was a snarl. “Hallo, Gus.”

“Help me—”

“I said shut up.” Mr. Vance’s grip tightened on my shoulder until I gasped. His thumb was inside my collar, and I could feel the sandpaper roughness of his skin. “She’s a bit excited. Lucky I found her, or Bel knows what she might have got into. Dangerous for a kid to be about on her own, am I right?”

“Righty-ho, sir.”

“Righty-ho.” Mr. Vance grinned again. “Oh, and tell your master I said hallo. Tell‘m I owe him a pint.”

Gus hefted the handles on his cart and continued down the street. He looked paler than he had looked before, and he kept his eyes fixed on the cobblestones ahead of him. The cartwheels clattered as he passed us by.

Mr. Vance grabbed my other shoulder and shook me. Then he hustled me forward, continuing down the street. He leaned to talk in my ear, and I could feel the heat of his breath. “Who put you up to it? You know I can make you tell me.”

I stamped on Mr. Vance’s foot as hard as I could.

M. Kane is a fantasy author living high on a wooded hilltop. He
taught international relations at a British university for close to
twenty years and brings his insights concerning real-life war and
politics into his fiction. He takes a character-based approach to
writing, paying attention to his protagonists' personal relationships
and inner lives.

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  1. Thank you very much for hosting me! I am honored to be here and look forward to meeting viewers! Interested to know what else viewers are reading?

    1. You are most welcome! Such a delight having you on Teatime and Books!