The Piper's Pursuit Blog Tour

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

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The Piper's Pursuit
(Hagenheim #10)
By Melanie Dickerson
YA Fairy Tale Retelling, Christian, Historical
Hardcover, Audiobook & ebook, 320 Pages
December 3rd 2019 by Thomas Nelson

A fairy-tale journey of intrigue and romance that reimagines the classic Pied Piper story.

A plague of rats. A giant beast outside the village walls. A host of missing children. And one young woman determined to save her people.

In 1424 Hamlin, Katerina faces threats from all sides. An outbreak of rats has overtaken the village, a mysterious beast is on a killing rampage of the village’s children, and Katerina’s evil stepfather is a dark presence inside the walls of her own home. Katerina is determined to hunt and kill the Beast of Hamlin herself before more lives are lost.

When Steffan, the handsome but brash duke’s son, comes to town seeking glory and reward, Katerina decides he might be the ally she’s been looking for—even though the only gentle thing about him seems to be the sweet music he plays on his pipe. But there’s more to Steffan than she suspects, and she finds herself drawn to him despite her misgivings.

Together Katerina and Steffan must stop the enemy from stealing the children of Hamlin. But their interference might create an even worse fate for the entire village.

Praise for The Piper’s Pursuit

The Piper’s Pursuit is a lovely tale of adventure, romance, and redemption. Kat and Steffan’s righteous quest will have you rooting them on until the very satisfying end!” —LORIE LANGDON, author of Olivia Twist and the DOON series

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About the Author

Melanie Dickerson is the New York Times bestselling author who combines her love for history, adventure, and romance. Her books have won a Christy Award, two Maggie Awards, The National Reader’s Choice Award, the Christian Retailing’s Best Award, the Book Buyer’s Best Award, the Golden Quill, and the Carol Award. She earned her bachelor’s degree in special education from The University of Alabama and has taught children and adults in the U.S., Germany, and Ukraine. Now she spends her time writing stories of love and adventure near Huntsville, Alabama.

Life Is What It's Called - How did you choose which fairy tales you would use for your stories?
Melanie Dickerson - I thought about the characters I wanted to write the story about, thought about the story elements that I already had in mind, and tried to think of the fairy tale that would
naturally work for those characters and that story.

Life Is What It's Called - Is this the last of this series?

Melanie Dickerson - No, there is one more book, releasing in July, The Peasant’s Dream.

Life Is What It's Called - What are some of your next projects?
Melanie Dickerson -I’m working on a new series. The first book is Court of Swans, a retelling of the Wild Swans fairy tale, set in England in the reign of Richard II in the late 1300s.

Life Is What It's Called - What has inspired you to write this story (besides the fairy tale)?
Melanie Dickerson -I was also inspired by a true event that happened in the 1700s in France. If you google the Beast of Gevaudan you will learn about a beast, probably a very large dog or wolf,
that killed many people over the course of a couple of years before it was finally killed.
There were a couple of women who successfully fought off the creature when it
attacked them, and that inspired my heroine.

Life Is What It's Called - What do you hope readers will gain from this book?
Melanie Dickerson - I hope they understand that true love is kind, and true love protects. Also, that you can fight unfair situations and, with God’s help, you can win!

Life Is What It's Called - What are your favorite authors to read?
I love Lysa Terkeurst’s and Beth Moore’s books and Bible studies. Honestly? I don’t read much
fiction at all. I know that sounds terrible, but it’s true. I don’t even remember the last novel I
read. But I have read Jane Austen’s books many times each, and I used to read all of Ruth Axtell
Morren’s books and Mary Connealy’s. I know some people are shaking their heads at me right

I enjoy reading the Hagenheim series by Melanie Dickerson. Readers can easily enjoy the stories as a whole series or as a stand alone. The novels are medieval German tales with a fairy tale twist. The Piper's Pursuit is probably one of the best books out of the Hagenheim series. There was action, adventure, mystery, romance and more. It had a little bit of everything. I read this book pretty quickly. I found that it was hard to put down. I did wish that there was a little more detailed description in the story, but other than that it was quite the page turner. I also loved the twist on the famous Pied Piper story. I thought it was very clever in how it was written.  It's definitely worth a read. To learn more about The Piper's Pursuit, click here.

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