Wednesday, October 21, 2020

BLOG TOUR: Warriors of Wing and Flame by Sara B. Larson

Welcome to the Official Blog Tour for Bestselling Author Sara B. Larson's Warriors of Wing and Flame, the second title in the Sisters of Shadow and Light series! Today, on our tour stop, we have an exclusive excerpt to share! Plus, don't miss the cool tour-wide giveaway at the end of this post! So... Be sure to check it out and pre-order your copy now! Follow the tour, HERE!

Young Adult
High Fantasy
Sisters of Shadow and Light, #2
Publish Date:
October 27, 2020

Acclaimed author Sara B. Larson continues her enchanting YA fantasy duology with a timeless fairytale feel in an original voice.

The doorway between the magical Visempirum and the human world has been reopened. Paladin are once more living in the citadel where Zuhra and Inara grew up completely isolated by the magical hedge that trapped them there. Amidst the brewing conflict between the Paladin and humans looms the threat of Barloc, who has stolen Inara’s immense power and continues to elude the Paladin who are desperately searching for him.

In this sequel to Sisters of Shadow and Light, Inara and Zuhra must navigate the treacherous paths of self-discovery, their love for each other, and for the boys who have captured their hearts. Together, they search for the strength within themselves to bridge the divide between the two worlds they inhabit, even as war threatens to destroy everything—and everyone—they love.



Before the beginning…

Memories were a tricky thing. They could elude you—or refuse to leave you alone. They could linger and linger, or refuse to return, no matter how hard you tried to recall them. For so long, I only had the memory of Inara’s birth to cling to from before. But as suddenly as my father came back into my life, so, too, did another memory return to me, a gift from before that fateful night. 

The sun was warm on my back, I remembered the feel of it, and the way my dress swirled around my legs when I twirled. The memory was only a glimpse, a hazy, sunshine-washed dream more than anything. It was my mother, holding my hands and spinning with me. It was putting my hand on her swollen belly, and feeling the baby within squirm, a foot or a hand pressing through her skin to meet my hesitant, wondering touch. 

It was brilliant green blades of grass beneath my toes, and the brush of a gentle breeze on my sweaty cheek. It was blue skies overhead and birdsong nearby, a high harmony to the rush of the waterfall that I’d heard but never seen. Mere flashes of color and movement, wrapped up in feeling—in security and love and happiness that was warmer than any sunshine. But I didn’t know to recognize and cherish the warmth until it was taken away—until he was taken away, leaving our world dark and cold, the sun banished to memory and dreams. 

During all the years of his absence, the memory grew fuzzier and harder to recall, until it was little more than a deep-rooted yearning that would surface when I stood beside Inara in her gardens, when her eyes flashed a particular shade of fire-blue in the sunshine, that somehow reminded me of a different day standing on those grounds, a different life…when we’d been a family. When I’d only known the sun. 

He was there that day, but his face had been taken from my memory as surely as he’d been taken from my life, so that I only recalled the sensation of his presence, but not him, actually standing beside us as we spun and spun and spun, Mother’s skirt billowing out around her swollen belly. 

Until now. 

He’d come back and with his return, my father’s face had also re-entered my memories. So that a glimmer of memory surfaced, and I finally remember him, too. How he’d watched us, his eyes flashing that same blue in the sunlight as Inara’s; how he’d laughed, how he’d pulled us both into his arms and held us close. 

A circle of sunshine, of love, of family. 

He’d come back and so did that one small memory. 

But everyone knew that with any sunrise, there was also a sunset. Day must give way to night. We’d lived in the shadow of night for most of my life, and now, even though a glimmer of sunlight had been returned to us, I was still afraid. 

Darkness still dominated, and with it a fear that this time, the sun might never rise again.

Copyright © 2020 by Sara B. Larson


“Packed with fascinating relationships, pulse-pounding romance, and breathtaking adventure, this story held me captive to every page.” ―Kathryn Purdie, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Burning Glass

"I was completely swept away with this fierce magical story of a broken family, and sisters trying to survive a mysterious past. Romance, betrayal, gryphons, forbidden doorways, and devoted sisters had me flipping the pages to unravel the secrets of this dark world where no one is who they seem to be. Larson has created a spellbinding world that has all the elements I love―magic, mystery, romance, and sisterhood! I can't wait for more!" ―Mary E. Pearson, New York Times bestselling author of The Kiss of Deception

"What a stunning gem of a story. Fans of gorgeous, emotional, action-packed fantasy are going to want to snap this up. I loved it so much, I read it in one sitting!" ―C.J. Redwine, New York Times bestselling author of the Ravenspire series

“Larson’s bold and imaginative tale of sisterhood, magic, and monsters is a deft exploration of loneliness, family, and friendship inside a citadel hedged by lies and blood.” ―A.G. Howard, #1 New York Times and international bestselling author of The Splintered Series

Sisters of Shadow and Light is a rare beauty that will grip your heart and steal your breath away. I adored this book!" ―Jennifer A. Nielsen, New York Times bestselling author of The Traitor's Game

“Fantasy readers will become absorbed in the world-building and strong relationship between the sisters.” ―School Library Connection

“Fans of the author’s earlier work, as well as that of Kristin Cashore and Rachel Hartman, will enjoy this story. Purchase for those who love fantasy novels and Larson’s other books.” ―School Library Journal  


Catch up on the Sisters of Shadow and Light series now!
(covers link to Goodreads)



**About the Author**
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Sara B. Larson is the author of the acclaimed YA fantasy DEFY trilogy (DEFY, IGNITE, and ENDURE) and the DARK BREAKS THE DAWN duology (DARK BREAKS THE DAWN and BRIGHT BURNS THE NIGHT). She can’t remember a time when she didn’t write books—although she now uses a computer instead of a Little Mermaid notebook. Sara lives in Utah with her husband, their four children, and their Maltese, Loki. She writes in brief snippets throughout the day and the quiet hours when most people are sleeping. Her husband claims she should have a degree in “the art of multitasking.” When she’s not mothering or writing, you can often find her at the gym repenting for her sugar addiction.

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