We’re very excited to be a stop on the blog tour for Disruptor – book 3 in Arwen Elys Dayton’s Seeker series! Before we get into our guest post from Arwen, how about we tell you a bit about the book!
The SEEKER Series
“Katniss and Triss would approve.” –TeenVogue.com
“In this powerful beginning to a complex family saga…Dayton excels at creating memorable characters.” –Publishers Weekly
In the Seeker series, a teenage girl called Quin has spent most of her life training for what she believes is a noble purpose, only to discover that her family is turning her into an assassin instead.
“Fans of Veronica Roth’s Divergent, Marie Lu’s Legend, and Suzanne Collins’s The Hunger Games series: your next obsession has arrived.” –School Library Journal
Quin has grown up in the remote Scotland Highlands, where she and two boys her age—one her oldest friend, and one her boyfriend—have spent years preparing to inherit two ancient artifacts, which have been handed down in their families for hundreds of years.
These artifacts allow them to do astonishing things, including appearing and disappearing from anywhere in the world. Quin expects to inherit this power for noble purposes, but her father intends to use her as an assassin, plain and simple.
“Both past and present choices shook me to the core, and the final pages left me trembling . . . and then internally cursing that I’ll have to wait until 2017 for a final resolution!” –Fanboy Comics
The story is set in the near future, in a world where the hooded cloaks of Seekers and ancient Scottish ruins live comfortably next to futuristic airships and advanced medical techniques. It’s into this world that we watch Quin try to escape when she discovers the fate that’s waiting for her. And it is in this world that Quin is followed, helped, betrayed and abandoned by those she trusted the most.Disruptor by Arwen Elys Dayton
(Website, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads)Also by this author: Seeker
Published by Random House Children's Books on February 7th 2017
Genres: Action & Adventure, Friendship, General, Science Fiction, Social Themes, Young Adult Fiction
Quin has spent her life as her father’s pawn. She was trained to kill and manipulated to guarantee her family’s power. And now that she’s broken free of that life, she’s found herself trapped again, hostage to a plot that has been centuries in the making.
It’s taken generations for the pieces to come together, and finally all is in place. Her best friend Shinobu’s mind has been corrupted, the Young Dread has aligned with her enemy John, and the bloodthirsty Watchers are being awakened and gathered. Now there is nothing that can stop the force of time.
But Quin will no longer be a pawn. Quin is a Seeker. She stands for light in a shadowy world. She will face the vengeance of the past and its enemies and save herself and the ones she loves, or she will die trying.
10 Things We Don’t Know About You
My parents were huge J.R.R. Tolkien fans, and they named me after Arwen Evenstar, the half-elven princess. I’m trying to live up to the name.
I have an obsession with plastic dinosaurs and I often use them to “act out” the story I’m working on.
I have a podcast called One Question, Two Minutes, in each episode of which I try to answer a reader’s question about writing in two minutes—and my plastic dinosaurs make frequent guest appearances. http://www.arwendayton.com/videos/
I lived in Germany when I was a teenager, in a tiny village called Burgbrohl. I still love German food, but the best food I had while living in Germany was amazing pizza made by a family of Turkish immigrants who owned a small restaurant in the village. You had to eat it with a fork and knife, and it was SO GOOD. I still dream about that pizza.
I’ve been lots of places in the world, but for some reason I’ve never been to South America.
I make amazing guacamole. This only made the list because my youngest child just showed up while I was writing this and demanded guacamole, which she convinced me to make through the clever use of flattery.
The first movie I can clearly remember watching as a child is Star Wars.
When I was eight years old, I began writing science fiction stories in my looping, eight-year-old cursive. The longest was over 100 pages. I can’t remember the name, but I do remember that it was about a prince from another planet who came to Earth to rescue his little sister who had somehow been left here on an earlier trip by their—I’m assuming—very careless parents. I distinctly recall reading this story to my classmates, day by day, during our official school read-aloud period.
I love listening to people on the phone and imagining the other side of their conversation. For some reason, I find this relaxing.
I love science fiction and fantasy dearly, but I am secretly obsessed with mystery novels.
We’re definitely going to be checking out your podcast Arwen! And you guys should check out the Seeker Series!! You can order your copies today!
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