Lost at Sea Scavenger Hunt Stop #14

Welcome to the Lost At Sea Scavenger Hunt where we are helping the Kinsman people find a new home. If you’ve just found us, be sure to start the adventure at Stop #1, which is Jill Williamson’s blog. 

 Collect all the clue words in order so you can enter to win the Kindle. If you want to enter to win the second Kindle, you’ll have to take a quiz at the end, so take your time and read each post carefully. The main prizes in the hunt are open to international entries. Individual author contests, however, might have different rules, so please read the parameters on each site. You have until Sunday night, February 19, at midnight, Pacific time to finish.
If you need help, or get lost along the way, click here for assistance.

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There was something alive in that forest that Wilek didn’t trust. He led his people southwest, along a river, hoping at this point he might find the sea and his fleet waiting. They came upon a castle on a grassy plain, Stop #14, Acktar, from Tricia Mingerink’s novel Dare, the first volume in The Blades of Acktar series.


Tricia Mingerink is a twenty-something, book-loving, horse-riding country girl. She lives in Michigan with her family and their pack of pets. When she isn’t writing, she can be found pursuing backwoods adventures across the country. Visit Tricia on her website at www.triciamingerink.com.

 Here’s a closer look at Dare, the first volume in The Blades of Acktar series. 
Dare CoverCourage could cost him everything.
Third Blade Leith Torren never questions his orders or his loyalty to King Respen until an arrow wound and a prairie blizzard drive him to the doorstep of the girls whose family he once destroyed. Their forbidden faith and ties to the Resistance could devastate their family a second time. Survival depends on obedience, but freedom beckons. How far does he dare go to resist the king and his Blades? No matter what Leith chooses, one thing is certain.
Someone will die.

Welcome to Acktar

Map of Acktar PictureIf you’re looking for the ocean, you won’t find it anywhere near Acktar. It’s a land-locked country of rolling prairie for hundreds of miles in nearly every direction. Its northern border is the Sheered Rock Hills, a stretch of mountains covered in scrub pine and juniper. The Spires Canyon, a deep trench with the Ondieda River at the bottom, marks the eastern border. Beyond the northeastern corner of Acktar, a desert known as the Waste stretches in miles of dusty earth where even the water is too contaminated to drink.

Acktar’s culture is a mix of American West meets Medieval. There are lords, ladies, and manor houses, but also western saddles, rattlesnakes, and mountain lions.

Nalgar Castle, the only castle in Acktar, rises from the prairie near the center of Acktar. King Respen, a usurper and murderer, rules here with his Blades, his group of highly-trained assassins.

Image from http://www.castlewales.com

Acktar is in the midst of a war between King Respen and the Resistance. If you’re looking to settle here, be prepared to pick a side and fight for it.

You can order Dare and the rest of The Blades of Acktar series in paperback on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, or your favorite online retailer. They are also available on Kindle ebook and audio
CLUE! Write down this clue: sea
Before you move on, I am giving away your choice of a signed copy of one of the books in The Blades of Acktar to three lucky winners. This giveaway is open to international entries, but the books will not be able to be signed if international. Winners will be announced February 21. 
Three Book Set Picture
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Thanks for visiting my blog. Enjoy the rest of the scavenger hunt!


99 thoughts on “Lost at Sea Scavenger Hunt Stop #14

  1. Madison Guy February 19, 2017 / 3:27 pm

    I would love the rolling prairie and the canyon river! Your story sounds so interesting.


  2. Stephanie H. February 19, 2017 / 4:39 pm

    Since I am a big water drinker and I would rather live near the ocean, I don’t think that I would like living anywhere near Acktar. I’ll stick to just reading about it instead!


  3. Mary McCoy February 19, 2017 / 6:25 pm

    Would not like to live in Acktar, not much for hand to hand combat.


    • TriciaMingerink February 20, 2017 / 3:54 pm

      I’m not much for hand to hand combat either. I’d be more likely to slice my own leg off with my sword.


  4. Bethany Baldwin February 19, 2017 / 7:14 pm

    No, thank you. xD Sounds like an interesting tale and storyworld, though.


  5. Lily T. February 19, 2017 / 7:22 pm

    Your books sound awesome!


  6. Mallory O'Bier February 20, 2017 / 12:17 am

    I don’t think I would like to live in Acktar because I would miss the ocean too much. I like to be near the water. It sounds like a rough and tough place to live, but very exciting. 🙂


  7. Erika February 20, 2017 / 2:25 am

    I wouldn’t like to live in Acktar… too dangerous. 🙂


    • TriciaMingerink February 20, 2017 / 3:19 pm

      I’m not sure I would like all the danger either. It’s fun to write about, but I wouldn’t want to experience it myself.


  8. Crystal Balzer February 20, 2017 / 2:53 am

    I think it would be a fun place to experience!


  9. G. Jester February 20, 2017 / 8:37 am

    Hello Trica!

    This sounds like it will be a great read and I am adding it to my wish list right away!

    Thank you for the contest!


  10. G. Jester February 20, 2017 / 8:47 am

    I’d like to live in Acktr, but I would not be fond of its rattlesnakes! Mountain lions I can handle, but snakes? No way!

    Thank you for the contest and have a great day!


    • TriciaMingerink February 20, 2017 / 3:18 pm

      I can’t handle snakes either. *shivers*


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