Thursday, April 4, 2013

The Mapmaker's War Giveaway

The Mapmaker's War:

A Legend

By Ronlyn Domingue

Published by Atria Books
Hardcover: 240 pages
March 5, 2013; $23.00 US/$23.00 CAN; 9781451688887


This will be the map of your heart, old woman. In an ancient time, in a faraway land, a young woman named Aoife is allowed a rare apprenticeship to become her kingdom's mapmaker, tasked with charting the entire domain. Traveling beyond its borders, she finds a secretive people who live in peace, among great wealth. They claim to protect a mythic treasure, one connected to the creation of the world. When Aoife reports their existence to her kingdom, the community is targeted as a threat. Attempting to warn them of imminent danger, Aoife is exiled for treason and finds refuge among the very people who had been declared her enemy. With them, she begins a new life surrounded by kindness, equality, and cooperation. But within herself, Aoife has no peace. She cannot share the grief she feels for the home and children she left behind. She cannot bear the warrior scars of the man she comes to love. And when she gives birth to their gifted daughter, Aoife cannot avoid what the child forces her to confront about her past and its truth. On this most important of journeys, there is no map to guide her. In this tale -- her autobiography -- Aoife reveals her pain and joy, and ultimately her transformation.

The Mapmaker's War is a mesmerizing, utterly original adventure about love and loss and the redemptive power of the human spirit. Watch for its epic sequel, The Chronicle of Secret Riven, in 2014.

Author Bio

Ronlyn Domingue is the author of The Mapmaker's War (Atria Books; March 5, 2013). Its epic sequel is scheduled for 2014. Her critically acclaimed debut novel, The Mercy of Thin Air, was published in ten languages. Her writing has appeared in The Beautiful Anthology (TNB Books), New England Review, Clackamas Literary Review, New Delta Review, The Independent (UK), and Shambhala Sun, as well as on and The Nervous Breakdown. Born and raised in the Deep South, she lives there still with her partner, Todd Bourque, and their cats.

For more information please visit, and follow the author on Facebook and Twitter

Enter to win below:


Lisa Vazquezanzua said...

OMG!! This book sounds AWESOME!! I SO want to read this book!! It's going on my TBR and wish list. I CANNOT wait to read this book and escape into the world that the author has created. Thank you for having this awesome giveaway!!

Simona Husaru said...

I really love the synopsis of this book! Really glad that I had the chance to stumble upon it! I added it on GR so I wouldn't forget about it!!
Thank you for this amazing chance!