The cover is in the works starting today, the editors are editing, arrangements for formatting and marketing are getting arranged, and as promised, we’re releasing the back copy this very morning! Without further ado, the plot of Spark (with mild spoilers for Ember):
The Rosalian Legion made him a weapon. The Queen of Elyssia made him her Prince Consort. What he makes of himself is yet to be seen.
Caelin is Queen. The nation has settled into a more certain peace in the year since her coronation- until the night of her eighteenth birthday. A masked intruder interrupts her ball to take Alain captive, but before she gets the chance, his magic backfires. The only things investigating the phenomenon make clear: the abundant power at Alain’s disposal is not natural, and it is barely under his control.
As the magical energy festers inside him, Rosalian actors move in secret to secure the resources suspected in his modification. An envoy has issued a threat barely disguised as a request for negotiation. Caelin faces mounting pressure to focus her energies on a potentially violent solution. To ward off more war and to save Alain’s life, they take off on one more mad dash across the island to try to reconstruct what the Legion wreaked on him- before he’s lost to them for good.
There’s so much more on the way, including more Facebook and Twitter giveaways and the reveal of the afore-mentioned cover. Preorders go live on January 25th at annaholmeswritesbooks.com. Sample chapters will also be available soon. Stay tuned!