Just Read Tours: The Story Peddler by Lindsay A. Franklin

Series: The Weaver Trilogy, Book 1

Author: Lindsay A. Franklin

Publisher: Enclave Publishing

Release Date: May 1, 2018

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

The Story PeddlerAbout the Book:

Selling stories is a deadly business.
Tanwen doesn’t just tell stories—she weaves them into crystallized sculptures that sell for more than a few bits. But the only way to escape the control of her cruel mentor and claw her way from poverty is to set her sights on something grander: becoming Royal Storyteller to the king.

During her final story peddling tour, a tale of treason spills from her hands, threatening the king himself. Tanwen goes from peddler to prey as the king’s guard hunts her down . . . and they’re not known for their mercy. As Tanwen flees for her life, she unearths long-buried secrets and discovers she’s not the only outlaw in the empire. There’s a rebel group of weavers . . . and they’re after her too.


My Review:

The Story Peddler by Lindsay A. Franklin is the new fantasy series you’ve been waiting for. Imagine your stories coming to life. Oh, to be a storyteller like that would be amazing. This makes the story unique, original, and fun!

Tannie is one of those characters tossed into the unknown. She is independent, having grown up by herself, and isn’t afraid to ask questions about anything that she isn’t familiar with. She is also kind and compassionate. She genuinely cares about everyone around her.

The writing was beautifully written for a young adult novel. There weren’t any short choppy sentences which I enjoyed. The story is filled with adventure, excitement, and non-stop action. This is one of those books that kept me reading late at night because it was impossible to put down.

Sometimes when an author introduces a bunch of different characters at once, it can be confusing. So not the case with this one. Each character is memorable and creates a special place in your heart.

Parents, do keep in mind that although it isn’t glorified and doesn’t actually show anything, there are mentions of a character who drinks ale and flirts with women in the brothel above the tavern. Other than that, it is clean. While it isn’t touched on much, we see characters who believe in “The Creator” and have repented of things they have done in their pasts. I can’t wait to see how the author incorporates this into her next book!

While this a young adult novel, I think anyone of any age would enjoy this. In fact, I can totally picture this as a movie on the big screen. Highly recommended!

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher for my honest review, which I have given. I was not required to write a positive review and have not been compensated for it in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.



laf-headshot-2018-croppedLindsay A. Franklin is a best-selling author, award-winning editor, and homeschooling mom of three. She would wear pajama pants
all the time if it were socially acceptable. She lives in her native San Diego with her scruffy-looking nerf-herder of a husband, their precious geeklings, three demanding thunder pillows (a.k.a. cats), and a stuffed wombat with his own Instagram following.
CONNECT WITH AUTHOR: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Google+ | Instagram


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  • Signed print copy of The Story Peddle
  • Custom Story Peddler candle from Novelly Yours
  • Set of five Story Peddler art prints
  • Custom bookmark
  • A Story Peddler map print
  • A fun fluffhopper sticker
  • Little Women writing gloves from Storiarts


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11 thoughts on “Just Read Tours: The Story Peddler by Lindsay A. Franklin

  1. Sounds interesting. “Impossible to put down” can mean a number of things to me and I was wondering if you could comment on that in a little more detail. For example, there are books I’ve read where the tension (and perhaps the emotion) is strung so tight a reader might find themselves breathless to read on. While I appreciate the talent involved in that kind of writing, it’s nice to know ahead of time if I’m going to be in a bit of agony while I read or not ;-). What did you think? Thanks 🙂

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    • Hi there! It kind of means a number of things in this case as well. We have characters who have pasts and we learn bits and pieces as the story progresses so there is some tension/emotions happening, but for the most part, the story is the kind of adventure that keeps the story flowing. It makes you want to know more about the Weavers, why they are outlawed and how the King came into being. Plus, there is a lot of non-stop action that keeps the reader glued because you want to know what happens next. It’s also super fast-paced so I found myself wanting to finish it in one sitting.

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  3. Thank you for your review on “The Story Peddler” by Lindsay A. Franklin. Appreciate your being part of the book tour.

    How can anyone not love that cover! Everything I’ve read about this book had be putting it on my TBR list. I’d love the chance to read it.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net


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  5. Thanks for this review. I’ve been very disappointed with the last few books I’ve read. The fact that this might have rich characters and an engaging plot has me hopeful.


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