For day two of the Curiosity Quills October Blog Tour, we’re bringing you a brand new middle grade
fantasy by the author of the ya dystopia The Summer the World Ended.
This time, he delves into the impossibility of believing and fantasy.
EMMA AND THE BANDERWIGH, by Matthew Cox
Genre: middle-grade fantasy
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press
Date of Release: October 12, 2015
Cover Artist: Chris Malidore
Find Online: Amazon US | Amazon UK | Goodreads
Ten-year-old Emma doesn’t believe in faerie tales or monsters that secret children away in the night
—until she meets one.
She lives in a quiet village at the edge of Widowswood with her parents, her Nan,
and her little brother, Tam. Ready to abandon the whimsy of childhood, she finds the boredom of
chores comforting and Nan’s fanciful bedtime stories silly.
One morning, a wan and weary older girl staggers out of the woods and sets the entire town
aflutter with whispers of a child-stealing monster lurking in the forest. Nan tells her of the Banderwigh:
a dark soul who feeds on sorrow and drains the life from children’s tears.
Darkness comes calling on Emma’s happy home, threatening the reality to which she desperately clings.
The impossible becomes more and more real, forcing Emma to reach inside herself for the ability to believe.
Her family depends on it.
About The Author:
Born in a little town known as South Amboy NJ in 1973, Matthew has been creating science fiction and fantasy worlds for most of his reasoning life. Somewhere between fifteen to eighteen of them spent developing the world in which Division Zero, Virtual Immortality, and The Awakened Series take place. He has several other projects in the works as well as a collaborative science fiction endeavor with author Tony Healey.
Hobbies and Interests:
Matthew is an avid gamer, a recovered WoW addict, Gamemaster for two custom systems (Chronicles of Eldrinaath [Fantasy] and Divergent Fates [Sci Fi], and a fan of anime, British humour (<- deliberate), and intellectual science fiction that questions the nature of reality, life, and what happens after it.
He is also fond of cats.
Find Matthew Cox Online:
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads
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