I'm so very very excited today to be hosting a stop on the blog tour for The Magnificent 12: The Trap by Michael Grant. I read the first book and really thought it was fun, so I was excited to be able to read and promote the second book. Later today, I'll be posting my review.
But not only do I get to share my thoughts of the book with you, I also get to help you find a clue and enter to win SIGNED copies of both books!
Ready??? Here we go!
I'm stop #1, so you're hopping at a perfect time.
Tour Introduction THE MAGNIFICENT 12: THE TRAP (on-sale August 23, 2011) is another fast-paced episode in New York Times bestselling author Michael Grant’s hilarious fantasy adventure series. Mack MacAvoy already answered The Call. Now he must assemble the Magnificent Twelve and avoid The Trap if he’s to save the world from the wicked Pale Queen. But time is short—the Pale Queen’s banishment ends in 35 days and she will be free to destroy the world! Can Mack assemble the Twelve and avoid The Trap?
To join the adventure, read along as Michael Grant introduces characters new and old from the world of The Magnificent 12 and gives sneak peeks at their adventures in THE TRAP. Each post will also reveal a clue about a worldly location the Magnificent Twelve visit in THE TRAP. Follow Michael Grant and the characters to each blog until you’ve discovered all eight locations. At the final stop on the blog tour, enter all eight locations to win a signed copy of both MAGNIFICENT 12 books!
Join The Magnificent 12 online community: Play free games, create an avatar, enter sweepstakes, and earn points at www.themag12.com!
Ready to get your Mag 12 on? Here’s your first character and clue:
Post #1: Grimluk Grimluk lived a long, long time ago. It was a time before algebra and long division, a time when chickpeas were a main dish, rats were a delicacy, and soap was a very bad word. But more than anything, it was a time of great fear. For the evil Pale Queen loomed at large, and everyone, including Grimluk, had to flee from her. Grimluk was only twelve, but in those days, twelve wasn’t so young. (He was no longer a carefree nine year old, after all!) He had a wife, Gelidberry, and a baby he hadn’t yet named. So when Grimluk fled, so did his family—but not for long. For, unbeknownst to any of them, Grimluk possessed the enlightened puissance, a rare and magical quality. Unfortunately, Grimluk had no idea what enlightened puissance meant. And he wasn’t about to ask! But he played along and, before he knew it, he found himself joining the Magnifica. Three thousands years have passed since then, but Grimluk’s work still isn’t done. He might be really ancient, but he’s still kicking. In THE TRAP, it’s up to him to help Mack find and lead the Magnificent Twelve, even if it means appearing to Mack as a reflection in a toilet in the boy’s bathroom and warning him about The Trap before it’s too late. In Grimluk’s words, “time is shooort!!!”
Clue: THE TRAP location #1: If you’re in Beijing, China and craving deep-fried crickets, centipedes, and lizards for dinner, this is the place to go. Hint: it’s not McDonald’s!