First, Rae Carson is coming to the blog. Rae is a friend from way back before I was the female half of Ilona Andrews and an aspiring author and a member of Online Writing Workshop of Sf, Fantasy, and Horror. Back then OWW was like high school, in many respects. You had a choice of visiting chat rooms and being social or you could just mind your own business. I had visited chatrooms, and while some people were nice to me, some were not.
Rae was always nice.
So, when I realized her debut book was out, I emailed her asking if she would come to the blog. She said yes and she is game for pretty much anything.
Here is the description of her book:
THE GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS
Once every century, one person is chosen for greatness. But the prophecy is vague, and Elisa, always overshadowed by her accomplished older sister, has no idea why she was chosen or how she will fulfill the expectations. Her future is unknown and her potential is tremendous—even if she doesn’t realize it. A king asks her to save his troubled country. A savage enemy hunts her for its own—dead or alive. A revolutionary asks for her heart. And in the midst of ferocious battles and harsh quests, Elisa will find herself. She will find the strength she’s always possessed. She’ll find deep and abiding love. She’ll awaken the power that only she can control. And she’ll face those who want to rip all of it away.
Lush, adventurous, and wrenching, THE GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS is the first in a trilogy for fans of Kristin Cashore’s Graceling and Tamora Pierce’s Tortall books.
If you have any questions for Rae, please comment on this post and I will get them to her. Also, if you get a chance, check out her website. I had design envy. It’s terribly pretty.
Silver Shark Updates
The proofreading is completed. Updated files should go out today. Will bug Natanya to upload ePub and PDF files to ARe so international people can purchase them.
Sorry for the delay.