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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Changeling Blog Tour: Order of The Darkness & A Giveaway


Welcome to today's ORDER OF DARKNESS blog tour. Order of Darkness is the second book in the CHANGELING series by Philippa Gregory, and I'm thrilled to be today's tour stop. Today's tour question for me to answer is:


If you could go back in time, which era would you choose?

That's such a hard answer to pick, because there are so many era I'd like to visit. One of the era's I'm most fascinated by is late 1920's through the late 1930's. I think a lot of that has to do with growing up listening to my Grandmother vivid story's from her growing up during this. She easily painted the picture for me of what it was like growing up then, the good, the bad (the depression), and the fun. She talked about the fashion, the music, and really over all what society was like then. It's always intrigued me and left an impression on me and had me wishing that I could go back during that time just to get a glimpse of her life life then, and what the world was like.

I've also been intrigued with the Victorian Era for as long as I can remember, and my reading of this time period only fuels that. I feel like this was a time in our world's history that was all about change. Things were being invented, movements were slowly starting to happen, and let's face it, if I could I would choose to go back in the era that Will, Jem and Tessa (from Cassandra Clare's The Infernal Devices series) lived, I would in a heart beat. I'm sure picking this era is comical to those who really know me, as I wouldn't last long during a time when women were subjected to not really think for themselves, and weren't treated equally. If I could go back in time for a day or so I'm pretty sure I could control my outspoken, get it done myself, women can do a lot of (not all) the same things men can, don't tell me what to do attitude. I would totally drag Sophie with me, who'd most likely have that same modern day wit and charm I'd bring with me. That way we'd both get shunned and scrutinized together. Though instead of romping around the streets of London, she'd be off roaming the romantic country side of England playing coy with her beloved Mr. Darcy. ;) 

Though I am intrigued by the fashion of this period of time, let's face it, having to squeeze into a corset every day wouldn't be as fun as it first sounds. Sure if I really were able to step back in time and visit the streets of London, it would be a dirty, dangerous place for a women of standing to be. *snort laugh* I mean for any women, since the time I'd want to go to, women needed escorts and had their name and virtue to protect. Can you imagine having Jem or Will walking you around a London park? Okay maybe not Will since he seems like the kind of boy who would want to claim your virtue as his own, but you know what I mean. So I guess my answer would be Victorian London with Jem and Will, oh or wait, Sherlock Holmes was also around this time. Yes, I'm talking the Robert Downey Jr Sherlock Holmes. Yes, I'm totally picking this era to go back and visit. ;) 

What era would you visit? 




About the book
Dark myths, medieval secrets, intrigue, and romance populate the pages of this first in a four-book teen series from the #1 bestselling author of The Other Boleyn Girl.

The year is 1453 and all signs point to it being the end of the world. Accused of heresy and expelled from his monastery, handsome seventeen-year-old Luca Vero is recruited by a mysterious stranger to record the end of times across Europe. Commanded by sealed orders, Luca is sent to map the fears of Christendom and travel to the very frontier of good and evil.
Seventeen-year-old Isolde, a Lady Abbess, is trapped in a nunnery to prevent her from claiming her rich inheritance. As the nuns in her care are driven mad by strange visions, walking in their sleep, and showing bleeding wounds, Luca is sent to investigate and driven to accuse her.
Forced to face the greatest fears of the dark ages—witchcraft, werewolves, madness—Luca and Isolde embark on a search for truth, their own destinies, and even love as they take the unknown ways to the real historical figure who defends the boundaries of Christendom and holds the secrets of the Order of Darkness.

About the author 
Philippa Gregory is the author of several internationally bestselling novels, including The Other Boleyn Girl and The White Queen, and is a recognized authority on women’s history. She lives in the north of England with her family and welcomes visitors to her website, PhilippaGregory.com. Order of Darkness: Changeling is her first novel written for teens.


The Giveaway:
Thank you to Simon & Schuster and Big Hancho Media I have a copy of Order of Darkness:Changeling and this Limited Edition "Our Love Story Has History" tote bag (seen here) to giveaway to one lucky tour follower. 



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18 comments:

  1. I'm a little worried about you, truly I am. ;) Kidding, I wpuld be just like the chick in "Lost in Austen"!

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    1. LOL I'm sure you are, since I dragged you into my delusional historical/make believe post. ;)

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  2. Oooo, cool giveaway! I'd love to go back to the 1300s - YAY Italian Renaissance! Thank you for the giveaway! :)

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  3. This history major would love to go to Victorian England.

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  4. Renaissance period in England! :)

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  5. Ohhhh, sounds very intriguing. Im going through a historical fiction phase, and I cant wait to read this!

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  6. Christina K. in the rafflecopter

    Definitely Medieval France:) Seen it lots of movies and it seems awesome:)

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  7. Oh thats an easy one. Victorian era please.

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  8. Hmmm... either the Renaissance (Europe) or the Victorian/Romantic period. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  9. I would like to visit the Civil War era with all the changes that took place across the country and see the beginning of the industrial revolution :)

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  10. Honestly, I would not go back in the past. Most women and girls (except in the fantasies we read) were not treated well and weren't independent. Maybe I'd go back to the 1960s when I could be a part of the civil rights and women rights movements, but not earlier.

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    1. I love that answer, Natalie!!! I'd also love to go back and be part of the early women's and civil rights movements - it would definitely be challenging to see if I could still have the courage of my convictions if I were right in the middle of it. And, of course, I'd absolutely only want to visit, not be there for good!

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  11. I think the Victorian period would be onteresting

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  12. I would really like to visit any era, as long as it isn't for very long (call me crazy, but I like running water and my internet connection).

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  13. I'd love to visit the Renaissance! It's really cool (:

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  14. The 1920's!!! The time of the flappers and old vintage cars! Bobs and exploring your freedom! My grandmother always told me that those were the best years of her life... falling in love :) I would love to visit this period of time!

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  15. I would love to see the 50's. Poodle Skirts and saddle horse shoes, boys in leather Jackets with a pack of smokes rolled up in their t-shirts :)

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  16. Antebellum Period. Those DRESSES!

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