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Monday, August 8, 2016

SONG OF THE SWORD // Blog Tour, Sneak Peek, & Giveaway

Image provided by Hope Ann.

About the Book

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 fairytale. Each story in this series of nine novellas focuses on one of the nine aspects of the Fruit of the Spirit while also retelling popular fairytales in a clean, exciting, and inspirational manner.
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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Sneak Peek

(Roinette is roaming the melody realm in the middle of the night, searching for the figure who appeared in her dream and swallowing back her disappointment at the return of the mist.)

She'd completed nearly half the circle when a low voice, smooth as a serpent through the swamp's muck, echoed through the silence.
"You're sure he will come?" The cadence of the voice matched the drumbeat.
Roinette froze, her heart pounding in her throat, her grip on the light slipping.
No! That voice had seeped through her nightmares for months. How could it be back?
Cyrillen had assured her they were safe in the Shadowfen. Safe from the rebels and the ruin of battle.
"Aye, he'll come." The second voice was low too. Low and gravelly. "And soon, or I've misjudged him greatly."
This voice she didn't recognize. But only Cyrillen and herself came to this fen island, and only she had access to the Melody. A moment more and she realized that the two shadowy figures probably weren't even present in the Tangible, assuming their physical bodies, like hers, stayed in one place when they walked in the Melody. The thought brought little comfort.
"And the girl?"
They were talking about her. They had to be.
He'd come back for her.
Panicked heat flashed through Roinette's chest.
"She doesn't know. There's no danger."
"Even though she believes in him?" the first voice spoke the word with distaste. "Was that really necessary?"
In him? In the Prince? It was through Roesia she knew about the Prince. What did these men have to do with it? Roesia was the one who'd told her legends of the Separation, the King's oath, and the promise of the Prince. At least until that one afternoon, when Tauscher's soldiers appeared.
"It was unavoidable," the second voice retorted. "A flaw we rectified. You've given me this game to play, let me play it."
"The game is long over." A darkness crept into the first voice. "Be sure you don't lose the battle."
The figures shifted. Ice coursed through Roinette as the mist spread its tendrils towards her. The shadows were approaching, looming closer. At the last moment Roinette forced herself to focus, and her eyes flew open back in the tower.

Image provided by Hope Ann.

About the Author

Image provided by Hope Ann.

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.com, or follow her on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, or Twitter.


Hope is 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, she does have a second giveaway of a ten-dollar Amazon gift card, along with another Song of the Sword bookmark, for international readers! Please only enter one of the giveaways.

Image provided by Hope Ann.

Image provided by Hope Ann.

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Tour Schedule

August 2

August 3

August 4

August 5

August 6

August 7

August 8


Ooo, doesn't Song of the Sword look exciting?! And that sneak peek? A Rapunzel retelling with allegorical elements thrown in? Yes, please!

Don't forget to add Song of the Sword to Goodreads, and you can pick it up on Kindle, iTunes, and Smashwords!


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