HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAY to Sara Raasch’s These Rebel Waves! I can’t believe TRW is finally out in the world! Sara’s Snow Like Ashes trilogy is one of my all time favourites and I just couldn’t wait any longer to read more of Sara’s magical words. Since These Rebel Waves is full of pirates, shores and open seas, Sara wrote a message in a bottle to the main characters of the book. Here it is!
Dear Lu, Vex and Ben:
Well, it’s finally happening. After years of toying with you guys, batting you back and forth and up and down through every conceivable version of your story arcs, the finalized book is on shelves. The road getting here has been rough sometimes, smooth others, downright thrilling mostly. I am so proud of what we did together, this rebellious tale of raiders and soldiers, royalty and magic.
I have had you all to myself for too long. It’s time to share you with the world.
About These Rebel Waves
Adeluna is a soldier. Five years ago, she helped the magic-rich island of Grace Loray overthrow its oppressor, Argrid, a country ruled by religion. But adjusting to postwar life has not been easy. When an Argridian delegate vanishes during peace talks with Grace Loray’s new Council, Argrid demands brutal justice—but Lu suspects something more dangerous is at work.Devereux is a pirate. As one of the outlaws called stream raiders who run rampant on Grace Loray, he pirates the island’s magic plants and sells them on the black market. But after Argrid accuses raiders of the diplomat’s abduction, Vex becomes a target. An expert navigator, he agrees to help Lu find the Argridian—but the truth they uncover could be deadlier than any war.Benat is a heretic. The crown prince of Argrid, he harbors a secret obsession with Grace Loray’s forbidden magic. When Ben’s father, the king, gives him the shocking task of reversing Argrid’s fear of magic, Ben has to decide if one prince can change a devout country—or if he’s building his own pyre.As conspiracies arise, Lu, Vex, and Ben will have to decide who they really are . . . and what they are willing to become for peace.
About Sara Raasch
Sara Raasch has known she was destines for bookish things since the age of five, when her friends had a lemonade stand and she tagged along to sell her hand-drawn picture books too. Not much has changed since then – her friend still cock concerned eyebrows when she attempts to draw things and her enthusiasm for the written word still drives her to extreme measures. Her NYTimes bestelling SNOW LIKE ASHES trilogyy is available now and her upcoming pirate fantasy, THE REBEL WAVES, releases August 7, 2018. None of those feature her hand-drawn pictures.
Want to read more about These Rebel Waves before you pick up the book? Check out the other bloggers on the blog tour (here’s the schedule!) Also, you can read the (absolutely amazing) prologue on Tor.com!
Are you excited about Sara’s new book? Will you be reading These Rebel Waves?
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