Saturday, March 2, 2013

Free: Paying Piper by Ilana Waters

          The people of Hamelin have a problem with rats. There are rats in their houses, their stores—even swimming in their stew! The rats don’t think they’re a problem. They just want to live their lives in peace. With the town’s approval, the mayor thinks of a clever way to solve the problem. He offers twenty gold pieces to a piper to rid the town of rats. He delivers only five. 
          But he’s cheated the wrong piper, who’ll have to use both skill and wit to teach this town a lesson. Because there’s more than money at stake. An evil pattern is emerging in the way Hamelin treats anycreature it considers inferior. And the Piper vows to put an end to it—once and for all.
           Think you know everything about this classic folktale of greed and cunning? In “Paying Piper,” you’ll learn what really happened the day a magical musician came to Hamelin—and why.

           The story can be found free at Smashwords, Kobo, and Ilana Waters’ website. You can also check it out at at Amazon, Amazon UK, and B&N.

           Also, be sure not to miss Ilana's newest novella, Castles in the Air, available exlusivly at Amazon!

Ten-year-old Wikkley McStag and his family are born farmers, happy to work the land. But then they—and other royal subjects—are forced to buy strange, useless machines. Money starts running out. Now the McStags have two days before they lose their farm. As the eldest child, Wikkley must journey to the palace and ask for the king’s help. His loved ones only hope his reckless nature won’t get him in trouble once he’s there!

When Wikkley arrives at the palace, he finds an unnecessary castle being built right into the sky. The same thing is happening in a neighboring kingdom. When royal foolishness leads to disaster, it’s up to Wikkley to save several lives. Will his recklessness finally come in handy? Or will it mean the end of his family, his farm, and possibly . . . his life?
From the fantasy world of “The Adventures of Stanley Delacourt,” Ilana Waters brings you another alternate-medieval adventure. If you like Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, don’t miss meeting Wikkley McStag!

          Ilana is also the author of a middle grade adventure novel, The Adventures of Stanley Delacourt. More info on her work can be seen here.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much, Valette, for featuring me on your site! If your readers do pick up a copy of my work, I hope they enjoy it. :-)