Book Tours: Starter Day Party Inside the Tall, Thick Book of Tales


I’m hosting the starter day party today for fantasy novel “Inside the Tall, Thick Book of Tales”. I’ll be reviewing the book in January. Stay tuned for the review and meanwhile, check out the other tour stops!

Tour Schedule

December 23rd: Starter Day Party @ I Heart Reading

December 25th: Book Excerpt @ The Single Librarian

December 27th: Guest Post @ Marsha A. Moore’s Blog

December 29th: Book Excerpt @ The Book Daily

December 31st: Author Interview @ Cassidy Crimson’s Blog

January 2nd : Book Excerpt @ Bookish Madness

January 3rd: Guest Post @ Forever Book Lover

January 5th: Book Review @ All Sorts of Books

January 7th: Book Excerpt @ I’m an Eclectic Reader

January 9th: Author Interview @ The Book Daily

January 11th: Book Excerpt @ Cassidy Crimson’s Blog

January 13th: Guest Post @ Editor Charlene

January 15th: Book Review @ I Heart Reading

January 17th: Book Excerpt @ Bookaholic Ramblings

January 19th: Book Review @ Forever Book Lover

January 21st: Author Interview @ Majanka’s Blog

January 23rd: Book Review @ Endazzled Reading

January 25th: Book Excerpt @ The Reading Guru

January 27th: Book Review @ Deal Sharing Aunt

January 29th:  Book Excerpt @ The Book Gazette

January 31s: Guest Post @ Endazzled Reading

February 1st:  Book Review @ Books, Books and More Books

February 3rd: Author Interview @ MichaelSciFan

February 5th: Book Excerpt @ Fantasy Book Lane

February 7th: Book Review and Interview @ Readers Writers Connect

February 9th: Book Excerpt @ 365 Days of Reading

February 10th: Book Review @ Daily Mayo

February 14th: Author Interview @ Daily Mayo

February 15th: Book Excerpt @ Hollow Readers

February 17th: Book Review @ Hello Book Lover

February 19th: Book Review @ My Tangled Skeins Book Reviews

February 21st: Book Review and Character Interview @ The Most Happy Reader

February 23rd: Book Review, Interview, Excerpt and Giveaway @ Dalene’s Book Reviews

About The Book

18762397Title: Inside the Tall, Thick Book of Tales

Author: A.C. Birdsong

Genre: Fantasy

On a small farm just outside of a tiny town lives Jacob, the last in a long line of Caretakers of Magic. His mission in life as the world’s only magician (in fact the only person who knows magic is possible) is to preserve magical skill in preparation for the day when magic is needed in the world. Other than what is required to train an apprentice, Caretakers aren’t to be practitioners, a tenet Jacob adheres to religiously.

Jacob has been teaching an apprentice, Palmer, for eight years. As a student, Palmer is a dismal failure, but this does not stop him from experimenting. Feeling that the pace of his instruction is unnecessarily slow, Palmer takes the little magic he knows, twists it, and uses it to trap Jacob and a young neighbor Lucy inside an old book of fairy tales (The Tall, Thick Book of Tales). Palmer refuses to release them unless Jacob imparts all magical knowledge to him in an instantaneous way.

From the moment of Jacob’s entrapment, Birdsong creates three interwoven storylines: Palmer’s dealings with the townspeople, who are searching for Lucy and quickly suspect Palmer for her disappearance; Jacob’s journey to escape, which takes him through scenes written into the book by Palmer, designed to harass Jacob and to speed his compliance along; and Lucy’s interaction with the book’s original characters, all magical themselves, trapped within the margins by Palmer’s spell, and are united in their desire to expel the intruders. Added to this mix are an enchanted bookworm and the fairy tales’ narrator, who have objectives of their own.

Readers will enjoy Inside the Tall, Thick Book of Tales. Birdsong skillfully mixes the real and the imaginary worlds with a lean and fast-paced style. A well-crafted and fun novel with colorful characters and great dialogue written for any fan of adult fiction, and suitable for young adults and older adolescents as well.

Author Bio

ACB-Author-Photo-2013-12-Book-TourA.C. Birdsong wrote the first draft of Inside the Tall, Thick Book of Tales during an unseasonably cold winter in Athens, Greece. “I spent all my time either writing the story or searching for a reasonably warm and cheap place to write it. Often this left me huddled near tepid steam heaters in dingy hotel rooms, and drinking endless cups of weak Nes to fight the cold. Eventually the weather turned, which was not only fortunate for me, but for Jacob and Palmer as well, because they probably would still be fighting it out inside that book otherwise.”

A.C. lives in Seattle, where people voluntarily allow themselves to be trapped in books on a regular basis. This is his first novel.


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