Norah Lukens needs to uncover the truth about the fabled lost city of Cobbogoth. After her archaeologist uncle’s murder, Norah is asked to translate his old research journal for evidence and discovers that his murder was a cover-up for something far more sinister.
When she turns to neighbor and only friend James Riley for help, she realizes that not only is their bitter-sweet past haunting her every step, but James is keeping dangerous secrets. Can Norah discover what they are before its too late to share her own.
About Uncovering Cobbogoth:
After being raised from infancy in Boston, Mass., Noria (a.k.a Norah Lukens) has no idea what to expect upon entering New Cobbogoth, where she never would have guessed that paths of light can make you vanish; doors can lead to realms both near and far; myths and legends are actual history; a mere kiss can seal two souls as one; and, of course, a stone is never “just a stone.” Her Uncle Jack’s stories never could have prepared her for the magical and dangerous place her native realm is turning out to be.
When the Gihara’s promises begin to crumble, her best friend and soul-mate Jamus (a.k.a. James Riley) is in more danger than ever. Then when his father Lylend abandons her to search for an ancient relic called The Lemorian Crest and she is taken captive by the very people she’s risked everything to save, Noria begins to lose faith in the Cobbogothian gods and the mission they sent her home to accomplish.
Only when a series of new friendships and loyalties are forged in the most peculiar of places, does Noria dare hope again. Hope for Jamus’ safety, for their future together, and for the survival of the entire Cobbogothian race.
About The Lemorian Crest:
Hannah L. Clark lives with her husband and two children in the Rocky Mountains. She has always known she would be a storyteller. In 2006 she graduated from Utah Valley University with a bachelor’s degree in English and immediately began writing her first novel.
Uncovering Cobbogoth was Clark’s first book in the seven book Cobbogoth series—a YA fantasy series based on her mythological brain-child, The Legend of the Cobbogothians. It was released in May 2014 through Cedar Fort Publishing. Book 2 in the series, The Lemorian Crest will be released in Summer 2015.
Clark loves running, mythology, singing while playing the guitar, herbal tea, escaping into imaginary worlds, and being with her peeps. Like her heroine Norah, she also kind of believes that trees might have souls, but must clarify that she has never hugged a tree. The closest she has ever come to that kind of bizarre behavior was the time she hugged the pillars outside Harry Potter Land. Which, all things considered, is not bizarre at all if one takes into account how exquisitely happy she was to finally be there.
About Hannah L. Clark:
Who is your favorite character in the book?
Book 1: I love Uncle Jack. Book 2: It’s a toss up between Lev and Brawlo.
Which came first, the title or the novel?
The title. I wrote a story back in high school entitled “Finishing Galcobbogoth.” My husband suggested that I drop the “Gal” and “Cobbogoth” was born. My publisher added the “Uncovering” part.
What scene in the book are you most proud of, and why?
In Book 1, I really love “The Memory Stone” chapter, because Norah finally gets the answers she’s been looking for concerning James. In Book 2, I loved writing “The Princess and Her Palace.”
Thinking way back to the beginning, what’s the most important thing you've learned as a writer from then to now?
Whew! Where do I start? I think the most important thing I’ve learned is to trust my gut. You can learn all the technical sides of the craft, but if you don’t develop or learn to discern your writer instincts, you’ll never be able to write anything truly organic.
What do you like most about the cover of the book?
Everything! But I especially love how Jenny Zemanek of Seedlings Design was able to capture the tone of the story so perfectly.
What new release book are you looking most forward to in 2016?
Memories of Ash by Intisar Khanani from her Sunbolt series.
What was your favorite book in 2015?
Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman
What’s up next for you?
Right now I’m working on a Halloween-ish fairy tale about Lord Death falling in love.
Is there anything that you would like to add?
Yes. Thanks so much for having me on your blog. ☺