The Story Peddler by Lindsay Franklin - Review Plus Giveaway

Friday, May 11, 2018

Title: The Story Peddler
Series: The Weaver Trilogy, Book 1
Author: Lindsay A. Franklin
Publisher: Enclave Publishing
Release Date: May 1, 2018
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Link*: Goodreads 

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.



Lindsay 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.

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My Thoughts:

I am a huge fan of debut novels, and Lindsay Franklin's novel, The Story Peddler does not disappoint.
From the time I met Tanwen I entered a world of enchantment and charm.

Could you imagine meeting a storyteller who crafts a story so real that a tangible object is created right before your eyes. Ms. Franklin does just that in the pages of her new novel. She whisked me
away to the land of Tir where rebels, treason, and adventure took me hostage. I found myself completely captivated by the story, along with all of the vibrant characters and creatures. Fluff-hoppers and harried hedge-nibblers, are just two of the creatures I met.

My Bottom Line:

Fantasy is not my go to genre. I was drawn to this story by the cover and the title reminded me of a story I read to my daughters when they were young. With that said this is one of my most favorite of the fantasy novels I have read. Ms. Franklin's world building, character creation, along with creatures reminded me of The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe. I was completely and utterly captivated by the story and I did not want to leave Tir. This book will remain on my bookshelf for my grandchildren to enjoy. I highly recommend it! 


  • Signed print copy of The Story Peddler
  • 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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    Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book via the publisher. I was not required to write a review, all thoughts and opinions are my own.


    3 Responses to “The Story Peddler by Lindsay Franklin - Review Plus Giveaway”
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    It sounds like an interesting story. You mentioned fantasy is not your go-to genre. What is?

    It’s a wonderful story! My go to is historical romance.

    Thank you for your review on "The Story Peddler" Lindsay A. Franklin and for being part of the book tour.

    Adore the cover and would love the opportunity to read this book.
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