Inspired by recent book covers sporting images of women with swords, daggers, knives, etc. I decided to create an event featuring some of these books.
Join me this week and meet some female characters who kick-butt with blades (giveaways included).
AND, feel free to share some titles that you enjoyed reading.
Here are a few snippets...
The particular inspiration for Butterfly Swords was the martial art of Wing Chun which was believed to be developed in secret in resistance to the Manchu rulers of the Qing dynasty (1644-1911 AD).
- Butterfly Swords by Jeannie Lin
- read more about the Jeannie's inspiration here
I am Deuce. Tears spilled down my cheeks as the nerve endings died, but the scars appeared one by one, proclaiming my strength and my ability to weather whatever I found out in the tunnels. I had been training for this day my whole life; I could wield a knife or a club with equal proficiency.
- Enclave by Ann Aguirre
- read more of an excerpt here
a dagger is used with a short ivory hilt encrusted with red jewels, the butt of it covered in gold
- Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon
- read an excerpt here
I want to thank vvb for stopping by today and telling us about her awesome event that’s going on now. Check it out now for wonderful posts & lots of giveaways. You can see my other contribution to this event w/ my Shop on Saturday Women Wield Blades event.