ARE YOU READY TO TAKE ON THE VIPER-THON?
So what is the Viper-thon?
To celebrate the release of Vulture, the third book in the Isles of Storms and Sorrow series by Bex Hogan, I have the utter joy of hosting a readathon for the month of April all based on Bex’s amazing world!
The aim: to visit as many of the islands as you can in the month of April. Choose to visit as many of the islands as you wish over the course of the month. Once you’ve read a book to hit a prompt, you gain the items from that island. You can earn yourself a place on the new crew of the Viper dependent on how many items you collect.
What member of the crew can I become?
Parrot (1-2 items)
You’re a lot of fun and you bring colour to the ship, but maybe not the handiest of the bunch!
Ship’s cook (3-4 items)
You’re handy to have in the kitchen, you try to keep everyone happy, but you’ve probably only mastered a few skills in your pirating life!
Gunner (5-7 items)
You’ve been doing this for a while now and you’ve acquired a fair few skills, so you’re handy to have around!
Navigator (8-10 items)
You are useful to have in these waters as you can steer the ship to as many places as is needed… but you’re not quite the top dog yet!
Captain (10-12 items)
The crew respect you because you know what you’re doing: you’re a fierce leader and clearly have a deep knowledge.
Want to be the Viper? You must collect ALL the items!
You’re the one they fear most. You can’t be beaten and everyone knows how powerful you are?
How do I take part in the Viper-thon?
Quite simply by reading books that hit the prompts below! The prompts are all based on the 12 isles of the story:
Viper – A book with snake on the cover
You can collect: 1 vial of snake venom.
The First Isle: King’s Isle – a book that features royalty
You will collect: a pouch of money
The Second Isle: Fallow Isle – A story where a character has to ‘grow’ as a person
You will collect: a sickle
The Third Isle: Black Isle – A book with a black cover?
You will collect: a cloak.
The Fourth Isle: Floral Isle – A character who has a floral name
You will collect: a flower with medicinal properties.
The Fifth Isle: Mist Isle – A book that involves a secret/something hidden
You will collect: a scroll
The Sixth Isle: Rock Isle – A character has to face something challenging
You will collect: a slingshot
The Seventh Isle: Shadow Isle – A book about fear/featuring one of your fears
You will collect: a shadowy companion for your travels.
The Eighth Isle: Snow Isle – A book set somewhere cold
You will collect: an ice pick
The Ninth Isle: Blood Isle – A book about siblings or family
You will collect: a blood curse to use against your enemies
The Tenth Isle: Fire Isle – A book with fire on the cover/in the title
You will collect: a flint
The Eleventh Isle: Song Isle – A book that strongly features music in some way (could be a character hobby, job etc)
You will collect: a sea shanty
The Twelfth Isle: The Jewel of the West – book that features magic
You will collect: a spell.
Great, what next?
Give us a follow on Twitter (@Viperthon) and spread the love far and wide! We know this series has a LOT of fans and we’d love to have as many people involved as possible! Watch out for announcements and things coming from us over on twitter!
- We will be hosting sprints every Sunday in April between 6 and 7 (4th, 11th, 18th and 25th)
- You don’t have to post a TBR post, but we would LOVE to know what you’re reading, so if you want to, we’d love to see it!
- We’d love a wrap-up post at the end of the month
- You can use a book for 2 prompts!
All the info can be downloaded in this pdf (put together by the amazing Sarah Withers and map drawn by brilliant Charlotte Somewhere): https://drive.google.com/file/d/12A4jxN-0S9Y_-h7UtKgjVF93dZ2gQtW8/view
If you have any questions, please tweet @Viperthon and we’ll be happy to help!!
I can’t wait to see you all get involved!