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A Curse of Gold

Can a touch of gold defeat a god?

With her kingdom, and very life, threatened by the trickster god Dionysus, Kora sets off on one final adventure alongside charming sea-captain Royce, her cousin Hettie, and a crew of steadfast friends. Along the way, Kora encounters the auspicious Oracle, the god of the sea himself, battles gorgons, and must attempt what no human has ever accomplished: to find the island of Jipper.

Following up from A Touch of Gold, author Annie Sullivan gathers up a clash of myths and gods and delivers the force known as A Curse of Gold. The amount of adventure and heart in the story truly shone from the depths of Sullivan's imagination and allowed readers to journey alongside a familiar band of characters. I'd highly recommend readers to read the first installation in this duology to truly appreciate the character development that Sullivan dedicated to her cast. Kora in particularly was an individual who warmed my heart because after living with the curse Dionysus inflicted on her family and finally gathering the courage to venture out in the world, she continues to overcome her own inner battles. Our amazing protagonist is a true warrior. Kora's selflessness and devotion to her kingdom and those she holds dear is absolutely inspiring.

The ambiance and settings that Sullivan evoked throughout A Curse of Gold excelled in their depictions and were absolutely transportive in how they allowed readers to follow Kora's journey to the underwater kingdom of legend and into her inner reflections that lead her to accept herself and strive to embrace the curse she inherited.

About the Book

After barely surviving thieving, bloodthirsty pirates and a harrowing quest at sea to retrieve her stolen treasure, Kora finds readjusting to palace life just as deadly. Her people openly turn against her, threatening to overthrow her as heir to the throne due to fear of her magical powers. When Dionysus puts out a challenge to kill the girl with the golden touch and burn down her kingdom, it’s not just her future on the throne in danger. Kora’s life and entire kingdom are now on contract.

With no other choice, Kora sets out to find Dionysus, journeying to the mysterious disappearing island of Jipper. If she wants to save her kingdom and have any chance at reversing her father’s curse, she will have to enter into a deadly game with Dionysus, the greatest trickster the world, or the underworld, has ever seen.

A Curse of Gold:

  • Is the highly-anticipated sequel to A Touch of Gold by author Annie Sullivan

  • Is an enchanting and captivating fantasy adventure/fairy tale retelling, perfect for fans of The Wrath and the Dawn and Cinder

  • Is told from the perspective of Kora, King Midas’s daughter and a strong female protagonist

  • Features a beautifully decorated cover

  • Will have strong appeal to readers ages 13 & up

Purchase Links

Amazon | Books-A-Million | Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Annie Sullivan is a Young Adult author from Indianapolis, Indiana. Her work has been featured in Curly Red Stories and Punchnels. She loves fairytales, everything Jane Austen, and traveling and exploring new cultures. When she’s not off on her own adventures, she’s teaching classes at the Indiana Writers Center and working as the Copy Specialist at John Wiley and Sons, Inc. publishing company, having also worked there in Editorial and Publicity roles. You can follow her adventures on Twitter and Instagram (@annsulliva).

Connect with Annie Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Annie Sullivan’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS

Monday, September 21st: Tuesday, September 22nd: @fearyourex Wednesday, September 23rd: YA It’s Lit and @ya.its.lit Thursday, September 24th: @the_readers_nook Friday, September 25th: Hallie Reads and @h.szott Monday, September 28th: @ifcatscouldread Tuesday, September 29th: What is That Book About – spotlight Wednesday, September 30th: The Reading Corner for All and @thereadingcornerforall Thursday, October 1st: Stranded in Chaos Friday, October 2nd: @thecityofdarkclockwork Monday, October 5th: @girlsinbooks Tuesday, October 6th: Shelf-Rated and @shelfrated Wednesday, October 7th: @amanda.the.bookish Thursday, October 8th: @jessicamap Thursday, October 8th: @_ebl_inc_ Friday, October 9th: @moonlight_rendezvous Monday, October 12th: @the.magicalpages Tuesday, October 13th: Living My Best Book Life and @livingmybestbooklife Wednesday, October 14th: @novelgrounds Thursday, October 15th: Bookworm for Kids Friday, October 16th: @mixed_matched_socks


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