Two years ago I read A Touch of Gold and really enjoyed it. I had never read a King Midas retelling before and was intrigued. Yesterday the sequel, A Curse of Gold, released and today is my spot on the book tour hosted by TBR and Beyond Tours. I’m going to tell you about the book, there’s a giveaway (US only, sorry!) during the tour and a lot of amazing bloggers/bookstagrammers are participating!
A Curse of Gold by Annie Sullivan
Genre: YA Fantasy Retelling
Publishing Date: September 22, 2020
Curses and queens. Pirates and kings. Gods and magic. This highly anticipated sequel to Annie Sullivan’s enchanting A Touch of Gold, the story of the daughter King Midas turned to gold, is the gripping crescendo to this sweeping fantasy adventure. The final saga of a cursed queen, a vengeful Greek god, and a dazzling kingdom in the balance.
After barely surviving thieving, bloodthirsty pirates and a harrowing quest at sea to retrieve her stolen treasure, Kora finds readjusting to palace life just as deadly. Kora’s people openly turn against her, threatening her overthrow as heir to the throne—a cursed queen who has angered Dionysus. When Dionysus puts out a challenge to kill the girl with the golden touch and burn down her kingdom, it’s not just her future on the throne in danger. Kora’s life and entire kingdom are now on contract.
As bold and brave as ever, Kora sets out to find Dionysus, the very person who is trying to kill her, on the mysterious disappearing island of Jipper. Kora has no other choice. If she wants to save her kingdom and have any chance at reversing her father’s curse, she will have to enter into a deadly game with Dionysus, the greatest trickster the world, or the underworld, has ever seen.
Like I mentioned at the beginning of the post, there are a lot of amazing bloggers and bookstagrammers participating on this tour. Click here for the full schedule to check out their posts.
Giveaway (US Only)
During this tour there’s a giveaway. One winner will receive a finished copy of A Touch of Gold and Tiger Queen. The giveaway ends on September 28th. Click here to enter!
About the Author
Annie Sullivan is the author of the young adult novels A Touch of Gold, Tiger Queen, and A Curse of Gold. She lives in Indianapolis, Indiana, and she loves fairytales, everything Jane Austen, and traveling and exploring new cultures. When she’s not off on her own adventures, she’s working as the Senior Copywriter at John Wiley and Sons, Inc. publishing company, having also worked there in Editorial and Publicity roles. She loves to hear from fans, and you can reach her via the contact form on this website or on Twitter and Instagram.
A Curse of Gold sounds like it’s going to be another fun adventure! I will be reviewing this one soon, so keep an eye out on the blog. What are some of your favorite retellings? Let me know in the comments!