Hello, and welcome to the Song Of The Abyss blog tour, hosted by Fantastic flying Book Club! This book is one I’ve been looking forward to, especially because although it’s in the same world as Isle of blood and Stone, it is a stand alone and you don’t have to have read the first one to read this one!
Below is the official tour schedule, and make sure you stick around until the end where there will be a giveaway for a copy of Song Of The Abyss!
Song Of The Abyss by Makiia Lucier, to be published August 27th, 2019 by HMH Books For Young Readers.
Recommended reading age is 12+
They came in the night as she dreamt, in her berth, on a ship sailing home to del Mar. After, they would be all Reyna thought about: two carracks painted scorpion black. No emblem on either forecastle, no pennants flying above the mainmasts to hint at a kingdom of origin.
Never a good sign.
As the granddaughter of a famed navigator, seventeen-year-old Reyna has always lived life on her own terms, despite those who say a girl could never be an explorer for the royal house of St. John del Mar. She is determined to prove them wrong, and as she returns home after a year-long expedition, she knows her dream is within reach. No longer an apprentice, instead: Reyna, Master Explorer.
But when menacing raiders attack her ship, those dreams are pushed aside. Reyna’s escape is both desperate and dangerous, and when next she sees her ship, a mystery rises from the deep. The sailors–her captain, her countrymen–have vanished. To find them, Reyna must use every resource at her disposal . . . including placing her trust in a handsome prince from a rival kingdom.
Together they uncover a disturbing truth. The attack was no isolated incident. Troubling signs point to a shadowy kingdom in the north, and for once, the rulers of the Sea of Magdalen agree: something must be done. But can Reyna be brave enough to find a way?
Makiia is the author of historical fiction and historical fantasy for young adults. She grew up on the Pacific Island of Guam (not too far from the equator), and has degrees in journalism and library science from the University of Oregon and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Her debut novel, A Death-Struck Year, was called a “powerful and disturbing reading experience” by Publishers Weekly, and was a finalist for Germany’s top book prize for children, the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis. Her second novel, Isle of Blood and Stone, was inspired by her love of Indiana Jones movies and old, old maps.
She lives with her family in North Carolina.
Are you ready to read another book by the author of the awesome book Isle Of Blood & Stone? Song of The Abyss has been likened to the works of Tamora Pierce and Rachel Hartman, and includes adventures that involve ancient grievances, long-held grudges, and dangerous magic! Song of The Abyss is a stand alone novel set in the same world as Isle of Blood & Stone, and you don’t have to have read Isle before reading Song!
In Song, you see Reyna again, and she is an aspiring master explorer! With what promises to be a hate-to-love romance between a dashing prince from a rival kingdom and the grand-daughter of a famous navigator, epic expeditions and more, this second book in the Tower of Winds series is sure to blow your mind. Plus, with a gorgeous cover like that, how could you resist? Lucky for you, you have the chance to win a copy!
Win (1) of (3) finished copies of SONG OF THE ABYSS by Makiia Lucier (US Only)
Starts: 21st August 2019
Ends: 4th September 2019
Note: If you win more than one copy of the book, you are expected to relinquish the extra copies, or be disqualified from the giveaway entirely.
Thank you to the Fantastic Flying Book Club, Makiia Lucier and HMH! I am so happy to have been a part of the blog tour for this book!