A Song of Wraiths and Ruin
By Roseanne A. Brown
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release Date: June 2nd 2020
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
The first in an fantasy duology inspired by West African folklore in which a grieving crown princess and a desperate refugee find themselves on a collision course to murder each other despite their growing attraction.
For Malik, the Solstasia festival is a chance to escape his war-stricken home and start a new life with his sisters in the prosperous desert city of Ziran. But when a vengeful spirit abducts Malik’s younger sister, Nadia, as payment into the city, Malik strikes a fatal deal—kill Karina, Crown Princess of Ziran, for Nadia’s freedom.
But Karina has deadly aspirations of her own. Her mother, the Sultana, has been assassinated; her court threatens mutiny; and Solstasia looms like a knife over her neck. Grief-stricken, Karina decides to resurrect her mother through ancient magic . . . requiring the beating heart of a king. And she knows just how to obtain one: by offering her hand in marriage to the victor of the Solstasia competition.
When Malik rigs his way into the contest, they are set on a course to destroy each other. But as attraction flares between them and ancient evils stir, will they be able to see their tasks to the death?
Guest Post: ASOWAR Story in GIFs
Malik and his sisters arriving in Ziran
Karina just in general
Karina dealing with her trauma by shirking all her responsibilities and becoming a punk
Vengeful spirits on their way to ruin Malik’s life
Malik coming in contact with the supernatural
The royal council when Karina’s mom dies and she becomes queen
Karina attempting to take over for her mother as queen
Malik coming up with ways to kill Karina
Malik and Karina when they meet and actually don’t hate each other????
…only to remember they each need the other dead
Malik and Karina trying to get their lives in order
Malik when [REDACTED]
When you reach THAT plot twist in the book and figure out who is really pulling the strings
Malik, Karina, and [REDACTED] during the climax
The city of Ziran when [REDACTED]
Readers after finishing the book
Me feasting in the fires of my readers’ screams
About the Author
Roseanne “Rosie” A. Brown was born in Kumasi, Ghana and immigrated to the wild jungles of central Maryland as a child. Writing was her first love, and she knew from a young age that she wanted to use the power of writing—creative and otherwise—to connect the different cultures she called home. She graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor’s in Journalism and was also a teaching assistant for the school’s Jiménez-Porter Writers’ House program. Her journalistic work has been featured by Voice of America among other outlets.
On the publishing side of things, she has worked as an editorial intern at Entangled Publishing. Rosie was a 2017 Pitch Wars mentee and 2018 Pitch Wars mentor. Never content to stay in any one place for too long, Rosie currently teaches in Japan, where in her free time she can usually be found exploring the local mountains, explaining memes to her students, or thinking about Star Wars.
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