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Giveaway - Keep YA Weird, Andrew Smith Is Coming!

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Blind Bear

Christian Kiefer's The Animals is a brawling and beautiful book. You'll travel from hardscrabble Battle Mountain, Nevada, to the non-neon side of the Biggest Little City in the World, and end up in a wildlife sanctuary in remote Idaho, where the King of Beasts is Majer, a bear blinded by age. This drink is for him and his Idaho forests.


Blind Bear
1.5 oz. Plymouth Gin
.75 oz. absinthe
Soda water
Aftelier Perfumes Fir Needle Chef's Essence® Spray

Stir gin and absinthe with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Top with cold soda water. Spritz once with the Fir.

Books Inc. Kids Review - The Ice Dragon by George R.R. Martin

The Ice Dragon by George R.R. Martin, Illustrated by Luis Royo
Publication Date: October 21st 2014
Publisher: Tor Books
Genre: Fantasy/Action
Ages: 12+

"The Ice Dragon" is an enchanting tale of courage and sacrifice for young readers and adults by the wildly popular author of the #1 "New York Times" bestselling Song of Ice and Fire series, George R.R. Martin. Lavish illustrations by acclaimed artist Luis Royo enrich this captivating and heartwarming story of a young girl and her dragon.

In the world of A Song of Ice and Fire the ice dragon was a creature of legend and fear, for no man had ever tamed one. When it flew overhead, it left in its wake desolate cold and frozen land. But Adara was not afraid. For Adara was a winter child, born during the worst freeze that anyone, even the Old Ones, could remember.

Adara could not remember the first time she had seen the ice dragon. It seemed that it had always been in her life, glimpsed from afar as she played in the frigid snow long after the other children had fled the cold. In her fourth year she touched it, and in her fifth year she rode upon its broad, chilled back for the first time. Then, in her seventh year, on a calm summer day, fiery dragons from the North swooped down upon the peaceful farm that was Adara's home. And only a winter child--and the ice dragon who loved her--could save her world from utter destruction.

This new edition of "The Ice Dragon" is sure to become a collector's item for fans of HBO's megahit "Game of Thrones.

Adara was born with the winter in her, and as a child she and everyone around her knew she was not like most children. Adara had a secret, she had tamed the feared ice dragon. Every year she eagerly counted the days till when her winter friends would come and play. Her greatest friend of all the beastly Ice Dragon. Tragically, as time went on the Great War from the North raged closer to her home land and soon there would be no winters to play merrily in. Just when all was lost Adara called on her Ice Dragon to save her and her family. This is a fast but wonderful read for young fantasy readers! Plus Luis Royo creates extraordinary art work to complement the story.
Reviewed by Aili at Burlingame

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