The YAmazing Race with MGnificent Prizes is Back!

Welcome to my stop of the YAmazing Race with MGnificent Prizes, a blog hop featuring over 50 debut authors where you can win prize packs including ARCs, gift certificates, swag, and more!

Update: The YAmazing Race is over!  Winners of the Apocalypsies prize packs will be announced over there tomorrow.  The winner of the pilgrim badge will follow shortly.  Thanks to everyone who participated!


THE WICKED AND THE JUST by J. Anderson Coats

1293.  North Wales.  Ten years into English rule.

Cecily would give anything to leave Caernarvon and go home.  Gwenhwyfar would give anything to see all the English leave.

Neither one is going to get her wish.

Behind the city walls, English burgesses govern with impunity.  Outside the walls, the Welsh are confined by custom and bear the burden of taxation, and the burgesses plan to keep it that way.

Cecily can’t be bothered with boring things like the steep new tax or the military draft that requires Welshmen to serve in the king’s army overseas.  She has her hands full trying to fit in with the town’s privileged elite, and they don’t want company.

Gwenhwyfar can’t avoid these things.  She counts herself lucky to get through one more day, and service in Cecily’s house is just salt in the wound.

But the Welsh are not as conquered as they seem, and the suffering in the countryside is rapidly turning to discontent.  The murmurs of revolt may be Gwenhwyfar’s only hope for survival – and the last thing Cecily ever hears.


Bonus Giveaway!

What person from history do you think would fit in best if s/he were transported to 2012?  Comment on this post with your response for a chance to win a replica medieval pilgrim badge.  Open internationally, but one entry per person, please.  Winner will be drawn at random from among all unique comments by

The next milepost in the YAmazing Race is over at Kami Kinard’s blog – good luck!

49 Comments on The YAmazing Race with MGnificent Prizes is Back!

  1. The book sounds wonderful! I love history. I think Edgar Allen Poe would probably fit in pretty well. I know he wasn’t around THAT long ago, but I’m sure he’d fit right in with an “Emo” crowd. Or perhaps just at any local bar. 🙂

  2. First and foremost I LOVE the badges and anything and everything medieval.
    And thinking of Medieval I come to a movie I love and a an actor I think was too young to go early and I believe he would be even better and of course more attractive now. Sir Heath Ledger himself…. sigh R.I.P. 🙁

  3. Alfred Lord Tennyson!!
    Okay, I’m not sure how well he’s do with ‘fitting in’ but he is amazingly awesome and I’m sure he could write some amazing poems about the modern-day world. Plus I may get a chance to meet him and squee about his awesomeness!

  4. I love historical fictions like this. My daughters and I have recently been learning about Ada Lovelace, credited with creating the first computer program (before computers were actually created). Her father was Lord Byron (yes, the poet), but never saw her after infancy. But she was incredibly educated, amazing at math and well-connected and respected by those in Victorian England. I think her ability to feel worthy amongst men and not subservient and the fact that her love and passion for numbers would aid her in pushing beyond the culture shock of our modern world. That is of course if she lands in England or America, not if she happens to be transported to somewhere like Uganda or Haiti.
    Thanks for the mind exercise. I would love to receive your book.

  5. Thanks for the giveaway!
    I personally think Leonardo Da Vinci would fit in 2012. He was already so ahead of his time back then, and it would be interesting to see him adapt to 2012. Which thought couldn’t he have, based on modern technology? We could perhaps become way more advanced with his mind at work. And not only was he a brilliant inventor, he was also a creative and fantastic artist – bringing him to 2012 could be very interesting.

  6. Geez, this is kind of a tough question.
    I’d go with Queen Victoria, I think she was a great role model and a great example for woe¿men, surely she could take anything… maybe, LOL.

  7. Thanks for the AWESOME extra giveaway! How cool! I think I’d like to see Queen Elizabeth I come back — she’s one of my favorite historical figures and I think she would fit in well — she was a strong, intelligent, brave woman — we need more of those!

  8. Definitely Einstein because he was a genius and I’m sure he’d be able to make a huge contribution now, furthering everything he’s done.

    Also Anne Boleyn. I think she was strong and smart, and I think lots of countries would benefit from having her in a leadership position.

    Thank you:)

    ccfioriole at gmail dot com

  9. I would adore Oscar Wilde even more if I had the chance to meet him. He was so far ahead of his time, I think we would be able to appreciate him more than the Victorians ever could. 🙂

    faircloo at email dot sc dot edu

  10. Ooooh, tough question. I think Thomas Edison would fit in pretty well. He’s an innovative fella, and I think he’d be impressed with all the new-fangled contraptions we’ve invented 🙂

  11. I think Plato would fit in to 2012 most. He was an ancient philosopher who believed that goodness was an inherent human trait, and fought for freedom. He was also among the first to record and consider morality and ethics. The United States is a production of the ideas that many people, including Plato, contributed to. America created a wave of freedom around the world, and I believe that if Plato could exist in this world today, he would agree with many of the dominant ideas of this time, and speak out, or contribute, on many issues without the fear of persecution that was rampant in those times.

  12. Ummm i don’t know how well he’d fit in but Henry the VIII would be pretty hilarious to watch struggling with an iPhone 😛
    Thanks for the giveaway!!

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