Rachel Barnard, a young author in the Seattle area released her newest young adult novel, AT ONE’S BEAST. The novel comes on the heels of the re-release of her debut novel, ATAXIA AND THE RAVINE OF LOST DREAMS (published March 25th, 2014) which is also eligible as a Goodreads Giveaway here Until October 31st.
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Barnard began writing AT ONE’S BEAST last year during the Southern Cross Novel Challenge (SoCNoC – the Southern Hemisphere writing challenge mimicking the NaNoWriMo Challenge to write a 50k word novel in 30 days) in June. The next NaNoWriMo will happen this November, check out their website nanowrimo.org for more information.
AT ONE’S BEAST is about a village that creates a monster… Every girl and boy in the village of Frey fears the beast who lives in the forest. Ten years ago, the beast was formed from the town’s rage — and the evil that lurks inside all people in moments of weakness. Every year since, the townspeople have sacrificed one of their own to appease his anger. This year the sacrifice does not go as planned. A young man saves the chosen girl from fate. She is torn between doing her duty and untangling the identity of her savior and captor. The young man grew up with thoughts of revenge on the town that turned their backs on him, but when he is close to the girl, he is reminded of who he used to be. From once upon a time to happily ever after, the people of Frey will have to rally together to rid the town of evil once and for all, but in the process will they destroy everything that is good in their world?
“… a modern type of fairy tale that is hard to not finish in one sitting.” – D.R. Howey
“At times the book was dark to read, and yet I expect young people will sympathize with the difficulties that are perpetrated upon our main characters. By the end I had a difficult time putting the book down!” – Victoria Bastedo
“Rachel Barnard’s At One’s Beast is a compelling take on the original tale. The beast begins an innocent boy, infected with the scouring of other people’s hate. It’s a book that asks, what makes a person good or bad?” – Winney
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