Welcome to the launch of Song of the Sword, the second novella in the Legends of Light series! Although the history of Aslaria and the conflict between the Prince and the rebel, Tauscher, flows chronologically though the series, each novella is a stand-alone retelling of a favorite fairy tale. Each story in this nine novella series focuses on one of the nine aspects of the Fruit of the Spirit while also retelling popular fairy tales in a clean, exciting, and inspiring manner.
About the Book
A glittering sword.
An ancient oath.
A blackened rose.
And a melody which ties it all together.
Evrard and Roinette, twins separated at birth, are caught in a battle beyond their own limited powers. With their ability to walk in the melody realm, catching glimpses of the light and darkness underlying Aslaria, comes even more danger.
Deadly mistbenders. Writhing walls of blankness. Hateful drumbeats. As a warrior in the Melody, Evrard has seen it all. But his own ability in the melody realm pales in comparison to the Prince’s melody, the legendary prowess of past Wingmasters, and even the depth of his sister’s song.
To rescue Roinette and evade the trap almost certainly set for him by those who want his power, Evrard knows he’ll have to be careful. Even if he can find the Wingmaster’s sword, there’s no assurance he’ll be able to defeat a mistbender on his own. In the end, will his and Roinette’s efforts matter if the Prince brings an ancient oath to fulfillment, shaking the very foundation of Aslaria?
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“What does it mean?” Evrard demanded.
How should I know? I’m a prince of messengers, not a scholar. I may memorize the songs, but I leave unfolding events or scholars to interpret them.
“Very helpful.” Evrard shook his knee but Andrinian caught his balance with his wings, shifting his perch to Evrard’s boot and fixing a victorious stare on Evrard…
Andrinian, or ‘Andrinian the seventh, prince of the messenger falcons’, as he likes to call himself from time to time, is a golden-brown falcon. He’s been with Evrard for nearly six years now, teaching him the ways of the Melody. They are close companions, despite Evrard’s reluctance to take orders from a bird and Andrinian’s chagrin over his pupil’s occasional lack of forethought or memory.
Though Evrard can, and does, contact individual messenger falcons, it is generally Andrinian who passes on lesser orders and keeps the falcons organized. Not a difficult task since they are orderly by nature.
In recent months, as Evrard has come of age, Andrinian’s suppressed excitement has been growing. There have only been two instances of a twin to a Wingmaster in recorded legend, but Andrinian is confident that he will be a witness to the third pair. Evrard’s song seems to be missing something, trailing notes meant to combine to another melody.
If only he could convince Evrard that a twin is a real possibility, not hopeful imagination…
About the Author
Hope Ann is a Christian authoress who lives on a small farm in northern Indiana. She was homeschooled and now helps teach several of her eight younger siblings.
She has been writing for over five years, and has so many story ideas that she doubts she will ever stop. Her favorite genre to write is high fantasy with a touch of the allegorical. A close second is futuristic suspense. Her goal is to not only entertain with her stories, but to provide inspirational fiction for young adults.
Predictably, she loves reading fantasy, fairy tales, mythology, and futuristic suspense. Her favorite authors include J. R. R. Tolkien, Charles Dickens, Frank Peretti, Mark Twain, and Serena Chase.
Her hobbies include photography, movie making, knitting, tree climbing, writing e-mails to friends, listening to Celtic music, and collecting shiny trinkets for story inspiration.
You can visit Hope’s blog at authorhopeann, or follow her on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, or Twitter.
I’m giving away a beautiful, one-of-a-kind mug with the Legends of Light logo emblazoned on its side, along with a Song of the Sword bookmark. Due to shipping costs, at this time the mug giveaway is limited to the USA. However, I do have a second giveaway of a $10 Amazon gift card, along with another Song of the Sword bookmark, for international readers!
Please only enter one of the giveaways.
Blog Tour Schedule
August 2Jennifer Kibble – Review and interview
Faith Blum – Spotlight on Andrinian
August 3Keturah – Review and interview
Heidi Burke – Interview and sneak peek
August 4Rebecca Morgan – Interview and spotlight on Punzel
Claire Banschbach – Sneak peek
August 5Jaye L. Knight – Spotlight and sneak peek on Evrard
August 6Ivy Rose – Review and interview
Kendra E. Ardnek – Review and interview
August 7Bethany Smith – Review and spotlight on Roinette
August 8Anna S. Brie – Review and interview
Olivia – Sneak peek
Amanda Tero – Review