#TRTCGiveaways Guest Post: The Ravenmaster Trilogy by John Owen Theobald!


It's Day 18 in the 31 DAYS OF INTERNATIONAL GIVEAWAYS on Instagram! Today we are supr happy to feature The Ravenmaster Trilogy by John Owen Theobald! This is a YA Historical series set during World War II and we absolutely love it!!! Read more about it below and check out the amazing giveaway we are hosting found at the end of this post. Enjoy! ♥
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What the Raven Brings by John Owen Theobald
(Ravenmaster Trilogy #2)
December 1st, 2016 from Zeus
YA Historical
London, 1942: the Blitz is over but the war rages on. With the country still fighting for its existence, a young girl takes to the skies... After her mother was killed in an air raid, Anna Cooper was sent to live with her uncle, the Ravenmaster at the Tower of London. Now, he too is dead. His dying wish was for Anna to be the next Ravenmaster, keeper of the birds who, according to legend, guard the fate of the kingdom. But the Tower authorities won't stand for a female Ravenmaster, let alone one who is not yet sixteen years old. Denied her destiny, Anna is desperate to escape the Tower and join the war effort. She bluffs her way into the glamorous - and dangerous - world of the Women's Auxiliary Air Force. But no matter how high she flies, Anna can't escape her past... nor the secret that it conceals. A secret that could change the course of the war.
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A Kingdom Falls by John Owen Theobald
(Ravenmaster Trilogy #3)
November 1st, 2017 from Zeus
YA Historical
London, 1942: the Blitz is over but the war rages on. With the country still fighting for its existence, a young girl takes to the skies... After her mother was killed in an air raid, Anna Cooper was sent to live with her uncle, the Ravenmaster at the Tower of London. Now, he too is dead. His dying wish was for Anna to be the next Ravenmaster, keeper of the birds who, according to legend, guard the fate of the kingdom. But the Tower authorities won't stand for a female Ravenmaster, let alone one who is not yet sixteen years old. Denied her destiny, Anna is desperate to escape the Tower and join the war effort. She bluffs her way into the glamorous - and dangerous - world of the Women's Auxiliary Air Force. But no matter how high she flies, Anna can't escape her past... nor the secret that it conceals. A secret that could change the course of the war.
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Guest Post



What was the inspiration behind the Ravenmaster Trilogy?


When I set out to write the Ravenmaster Trilogy, I wanted to create an adventure series set during Britain's darkest hour, filled with myths and legends, heroism and sacrifice, weaving in historical facts and inspiring figures.

My unlikely hero was Anna Cooper, a 12-year-old orphaned by the Blitz and sent to live in the Tower of London. I was inspired to write this character by the bravery of one woman, my grandmother, who lived in London throughout the war. As the story grew, it became a celebration of all kinds of strong women in wartime - some real, others fictional. 

As the contemporary world intruded (as it so often does), Anna's ideals became more vivid to me, her battles more pressing. The setting is historical, but the themes, the struggles, are the here and now.

I began writing the Ravenmaster Trilogy in memory of my grandmothers, and I have finished it with the hope for their granddaughters. I am immensely proud of this series, which took on a life and energy of its own, and has inspired young readers around the world.
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Instagram Giveaway!

The amazing John Owen Theobald is giving away a copy of WHAT THE RAVEN BRINGS or A KINGDOM FALLS!  Giveaway is open International! Enter by clicking the image below. ♥

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About John Owen Theobald

Born and raised in Eastern Canada, John moved to the UK to study the poetry of Keats, and in 2009 received a PhD from the University of St. Andrews. He lives in London, England.

John is the author of the Ravenmaster trilogy. At the height of the Blitz, 12-year-old Anna Cooper is sent to live with her uncle, the Ravenmaster at the Tower of London, and discovers that the fate of the kingdom is in her hands. Book 1, These Dark Wings, is available now from Head of Zeus, UK.

In Book 2, What the Raven Brings, the Blitz is over but the war rages on, and Anna Cooper bluffs her way into the glamorous - and dangerous - world of female war pilots. 

Book 3, A Kingdom Falls, is released 30 November 2017 in the UK. In the dramatic conclusion to the Ravenmaster Trilogy, Anna Cooper must find the strength to face her greatest fear in Britain's darkest hour.

John's short fiction has appeared in Bookanista, Untitled Books, The Menteur, and The Four Quarters Magazine.

If On a Winter's Night a Fox is a passionate defence of urban foxes, exploring the fox’s role in folklore and culture from Roman Times to modern London (2014, Remarkable Books).

He is currently working on a new trilogy of YA novels set in Britain's distant past. am represented by Victoria Marini of the Irene Goodman Agency.

6 comments:

  1. This sounds really interesting! I've never heard of these books before, so thank you for putting them on my radar!

    Happy Holidays,
    ~Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

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  2. Hello everyone!
    These books are very intriguing. This is one of my favorite genres. The combination of the past and the present in a book is very interesting.
    Also, since I am an international reader, I probably won't be able to meet the author in person anytime soon.
    Merry Christmas!
    My Instagram account is: hilori_t

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  3. I'm so excited for this book! It looks so interesting and a bit different than what I'm used to!
    @mr.darcysloveinterest

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  4. I'm so looking forward to read these!
    Ig account: @wannabeyourfirststring

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