Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Blog Tour for A VANISHING OF GRIFFINS (Songs of Magic #2) by S.A. Patrick + Giveaway

I had a lot of fun reading the first book, A Darkening of Dragons back in March of 2022, so I was super excited about the sequel and hosting a spot on the A VANISHING OF GRIFFINS by S.A. Patrick Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. I hope you'll check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!


                                                                                         About The Book:

Title: A VANISHING OF GRIFFINS (Songs of Magic #2)
Author: S.A. Patrick
Pub. Date: May 2, 2023
Publisher: Peachtree Publishing Company
Formats: Hardcover,Paperback, eBook, Audiobook
Pages: 400

Find it: Goodreadshttps://books2read.com/A-VANISHING-OF-GRIFFINS

The epic, middle grade fantasy continues in Book Two of the Songs of Magic trilogy!

Having upset the Hamelyn Piper's dastardly plan to build an army through songs of mind control, 13-year-old Piper, Patch Brightwater, must foil the escaped villain's next sinister plot: assembling a suit of immortal armor. Accompanied by Wren, a girl cursed to live as a rat, and Barver, a fire-breathing dracogriff, Patch seeks the aid of old friends, legendary heroes, and a near-dead sorcerer.

Embark on another adventure with the motley trio as they clash with pirates of the Eastern Seas, uncover secrets of the griffins, and dabble with magic to undo past wrongs and forge their own offense before it's too late.

S. A. Patrick’s Songs of Magic trilogy is a brilliant retelling of one of the darkest legends of all time, "The Piper of Hamelyn." Combining folklore with the very best of modern storytelling, the books will delight young fantasy fans who are hungry for perilous quests, friendships forged on the road, and an inventive magic system that thrills the imagination.


Grab book 1, A DARKENING OF DRAGONS now!



By S. A. Patrick


Excerpt for Rockstar Book Tours


Excerpt from A Vanishing of Griffins / Text copyright © 2023 by S. A. Patrick. Reproduced with permission from Peachtree Publishing Company Inc. All rights reserved.



Whatever Happened to Erner Whitlock?

Erner woke, as he did every morning, from a nightmare: being pushed off the back of a dracogriff, into a cold lake far below. In his nightmare, the face of the person who had pushed him was smiling a terrible smile, cruel and cold, laughing as Erner tumbled through the air and into the icy water, his Pipe slipping from his fingers and lost to the depths.

When it had actually happened, though, there had been no smile on Patch Brightwater’s face: he had looked utterly terrified.

A question had burned inside Erner ever since that fateful day, and he knew that there was only one way he would ever get an answer.

He would have to find Patch Brightwater, someone he’d always thought was a friend, and ask him why.

Why did you push me into the lake?

Erner’s journey since then had been eventful. It had brought him, eventually, to the Islands of the Eastern Sea, and to the court of one of the many Pirate Kings and Queens. Here on the island of Pengersick was an old fortress, where the King of Pengersick had his palace. It was in the heart of that fortress that Erner was imprisoned now: hanging in a tiny cage next to the throne of a Pirate King.

The King snored on his throne. He always slept there when he threw a party, and he’d thrown a party almost every night since taking the crown. The floor of the throne room was covered in sleeping pirates and empty rum bottles.

Erner’s legs were going numb. He shifted his weight, working his feet out from under him, trying not to make his cage swing—if the cage swung, the rope it hung from would creak, and the creak might wake the King.

That was never a good idea. Two nights before, one of the pirates had let out a belch that was long and thunderous as everyone slept. He’d woken the King. Worse, he’d laughed about it.

In front of the throne were a dozen wooden spikes, and on the top of each spike was the severed head of someone who had displeased the King. The head of the belching pirate was there, the freshest of the bunch.

Yes, waking the Pirate King was never a good idea. He was not a morning person.

Arpie Noss was his name—King Arpie to his subjects. He hadn’t been King long. Two months, that was all, but it had been a busy two months. Pirate rulers didn’t tend to last, and it seemed that Arpie Noss had been trying to fit as much as possible into whatever time he had.

Like buying Erner, for a start.


 About S.A. Patrick:

S. A. Patrick was born in Belfast. When he was a child, he wanted to write video games, become an author, and have magical powers. The first two came true. If he ever does get magical powers, he hopes people like dragons and griffins because there’ll suddenly be a lot of them around. He lives in England.


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Giveaway Details:

1 winner will receive a finished copy of  A VANISHING OF GRIFFINS, US Only.

Ends June 13th, midnight EST.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:


The Chirpy Bookaholic

Excerpt/IG Post


A Dream Within A Dream



Log Cabin Library




TikTok Post



IG Review


YA Books Central

Excerpt/IG Post


A Blue Box Full of Books

IG Review/LFL Drop Pic/TikTok Post






Review/IG Post



Review/IG Post



  1. This sounds like an interesting series. Love the cover! Thanks for sharing. :)

  2. I liked the first one lots, and am looking forward to this one!