Finn Finnegan by Darby Karchut – Character This or That & Giveaway

Welcome back to Author Darby Karchut

Darby Karchut is an award-winning author, teacher, and a compulsive dawn greeter. She lives in Colorado with her husband and owns more backpacks than purses. As she should.

Her YA books include GRIFFIN RISING (2012 Children’s Literary Awards Gold Medal, 2011 Sharp Writ YA Book of the Year), GRIFFIN’S FIRE (2011 Readers Favorite Bronze Medal for YA Fantasy), and GRIFFIN’S STORM (November 2012). Her debut Middle Grade novel, FINN FINNEGAN (Spencer Hill Press) will be released March 2013. The next book in the Finnegan series, GIDEON’S SPEAR (Spencer Hill Press) will be released February 2014.

She has also co-authored a non-fiction book for teens entitled MONEY AND TEENS with her husband, author Wes Karchut.

Finn Finnegan

Finnegan MacCullen: a thirteen-year-old apprentice with the famous Irish temperament.

Gideon Lir: a legendary Celtic warrior with a bit of a temper of his own.

Secretly, these blue-collar warriors battle the hobgoblins infesting their suburban neighborhood…when they are not battling each other.

Finn (not bleedin’ Finnegan) MacCullen is eager to begin his apprenticeship. He soon discovers the ups and downs of hunting monsters in a suburban neighborhood under the demanding tutelage of the Knight, Gideon Lir. Both master and apprentice are descendents of the Tuatha De Danaan, a magical race of warriors from Ireland. Scattered long ago to the four corners of the world, the De Danaan wage a two thousand year old clandestine battle with their ancient enemy, the Amandán, a breed of goblin-like creatures.

Now with the beasts concentrating their attacks on Finn, he and his master must race to locate the lost Spear of the Tuatha De Danaan, the only weapon that can destroy the Amandán, all the while hiding his true identity from his new friends, Rafe and Savannah, twins whose South African roots may hold a key to Finn’s survival.

Armed with a bronze dagger, some ancient Celtic magic, and a hair-trigger temper, Finn is about to show his enemies the true meaning of “fighting Irish.”

Character This or That

From Gideon Lir, Knight of the Tuatha De Danaan, aided by his thirteen year old apprentice, Finn MacCullen.
Hot or Cold?

I hail from Ireland. Cold and wet.

Black or White?

Black as a crow’s wing.

Night owl, or early bird?

Both. We hunt the beasties at anytime.

Print or Ebook?

Beg pardon?

Horror or Romance?

Why, I believe romance. *And Finn, cease rolling yer eyes, boyo*

Action or Drama?


Pizza or Pasta?

Pizza. As me apprentice is fond of pointing out: it has all the four food groups

Summer or Winter?

I cannot decide. Both have its beauty.

City or Country?

Oh, country, to be sure.

Harry Potter or Twilight?

I’ve been given strict orders to request Harry Potter.

PC or Mac?

Mac as in Mac Roth? Why he’s me oldest and finest friend, as well as brother-in-arms. But only a short-lived Fey would call him “Mac” to his face.

Shoes or Sandals?

Work boots with steel toes

Cats or Dog?

Dog.  *No, Finn, we are not getting one, I’m just answering the bleedin’ question!*

Truth or Dare?

Truth. A man’s word is his honor. 

Giveaway Details
1 copy of Finn Finnegan
Open to US Only
Ends 3/25/13

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