Today I’m super excited to bring you the cover reveal for THE KEY AND THE FLAME – a fantasy for upper middle-grade readers by Claire M. Caterer (Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2013). Scroll down to read the synopsis, check out the GORGEOUS cover, and enter to win an ARC from the author herself!
Eleven-year-old Holly Shepard wants nothing more than to seek adventure outside of her humdrum American life. She gets her chance at last when her family travels to England and Holly she receives an unusual gift: an iron key that unlocks a passage to the dangerous kingdom of Anglielle, where magic is outlawed and those who practice magic are hunted. When her friend Everett and brother Ben are captured by Anglielle’s ruthless king, Holly must rescue them. But that means finding—and using—the magic within herself and learning which magical allies she can trust. The Key & the Flame is the first in a brand-new fantasy adventure series for ages 8 and up.
Claire M. Caterer was born in the Motor City and raised in the suburbs of Kansas City with a large assortment of cats, dogs, birds, hamsters, mice, and other creatures. Her childhood was spent reading about and inventing imaginary worlds.
Claire holds a degree in French from the University of Kansas and spent several years working in publishing in New York City. Today she lives in the Kansas City metro area not far from where she grew up. She shares her home with her husband, daughter, two dogs, and a host of imaginary friends. Because she never properly grew up, she spends her time writing the kinds of stories she loved as a child and still loves to this day.
And now for the cover! What do you think? Isn’t it incredible??
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And of course, a cover reveal isn’t complete without a giveaway! Claire was kind enough to donate an ARC of her debut (which I must say sounds pretty awesome) to one lucky winner! Just fill out the Rafflecopter below. Good luck!