Giveaway of Daughter of the Sky by Michelle Diener

Michelle Diener, author of Keeper of the King's Secrets and The Emperor's Conspiracy, has a new book out set in Zululand called Daughter of the Sky and I am thrilled to be hosting a giveaway as part of her virtual tour with HF Virtual Book Tours! 

Michelle Diener is on tour through April 19, so be sure to check out the schedule of remaining stops below.

Daughter of the SkyPublication Date: March 8, 2013 
Paperback; 340p 
ISBN-10: 0987417622 

The Victorian Empire has declared war on the Zulus if they don't accede to their outrageous demands. The clock is ticking down to the appointed hour. With no idea why the British are marching three massive columns of men and guns towards them, one Zulu general is prepared to take an impossible risk. But the life he's gambling with isn't his own...

The sole survivor of a shipwreck off the Zululand coast, 15 year-old Elizabeth Jones is taken in by the Zulus, the people of the sky. Six years later, her white skin becomes useful to the Zulu army as they try to work out why the Victorian Empire has pointed their war-machine at the Zulu nation. Elizabeth is suddenly Zululand's most important spy. 

While infiltrating the British camp, Elizabeth's disguise as a young soldier is uncovered almost immediately by Captain Jack Burdell. However, he believes the tale she spins of searching for a missing brother and shields her from discovery, allowing her to bunk in his tent and giving her a job as his batman. Burdell is war-weary and disillusioned - no longer willing to follow regulations at all costs. 

 But as Elizabeth and Jack explore their growing attraction to each other, the two armies move towards their inevitable clash. Elizabeth is torn between the guilt of betrayal and her fierce loyalty to her Zulu family, and when Zulu and British meet on the battlefield, both she and Jack find their hearts and their lives caught in the crossfire. 

Michelle DienerAbout the Author

Michelle Diener writes historical fiction. Her Susanna Horenbout and John Parker series starts with IN A TREACHEROUS COURT. Set in the court of Henry VIII, it features the real historical figures of artist Susanna Horenbout and Henry's Keeper of the Palace of Westminster and Yeoman of the King's Robes, John Parker. It was followed by KEEPER OF THE KING'S SECRETS, also featuring Susanna Horenbout and John Parker, and DANGEROUS SANCTUARY, a short story with the same characters, set between the two books, is currently available as an ebook only. 

A new historical novel, set during the Napoleonic Wars in London in 1811, THE EMPEROR'S CONSPIRACY, was released on November 27th, 2012. 

Michelle also contributed a short paranormal story to the ENTANGLED Anthology entitled BREAKING OUT. All the proceeds of the sale of ENTANGLED go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. 

Michelle grew up in South Africa, and now lives in Australia with her husband and two children. 

For more information on Michelle Diener's novels, please visit the official website. You can also follow her on Twitter

Virtual Book Tour Schedule

Friday, April 12 
Review at CelticLady's Reviews 
Guest Post at A Bookish Libraria

Monday, April 15 
Review at Bitches with Books 

Tuesday, April 16 
Review at Turning the Pages 
Review & Giveaway at Broken Teepee 

Thursday, April 18 
Review at A Bookish Affair 

Friday, April 19 
Review & Giveaway at Unabridged Chick 
Guest Post & Giveaway at A Bookish Affair


Passages to the Past has one paperback copy up for grabs!  To enter, please complete the giveaway form below.  

Giveaway is open internationally and ends on April 21st.  Good Luck!

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  1. Ohhh I am in :D If it's international and all, yay :D

    I like her style and her last book was just awesome. I hope this one is just as good

  2. This sounds really different than most of the historical fiction that I read, and I like that. Also, I know so little about the Zulus, and it sounds like the plot doesn't feel contrived at all. A good choice all around for me. I like it!! Very nice review today, Amy!


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