By Evelyn Ink
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Deep in the tunnels and passages of the Grendel mines there is a mystery waiting to be uncovered – a secret weapon left behind and forgotten to all, but a few. As the alliances of a once stable country shift and rumors of civil war take rise, another mystery surfaces: children are disappearing. All over Shalendorf in every city and every province – young men and women are simply … vanishing. When the parlormaid from the Manse at Ivorydeep disappears along with two children from Catchfrost, Belin Vaulatrix is forced to take notice. For even far from Casterwick and the turmoil of the ruling families, Belin is having some drama of her own. A single letter sealed with the crest of the royal family has brought her world crashing down. It is a request she cannot refuse and as the rumors, mystery, and tensions build, Belin plans a disappearance of her own.
Please note: Silver Tongue is a companion novel, not a continuation of Ill-fated, even though a few characters from Ill-fated will make a cameo appearance, this is a stand-alone book and it is not necessary to have read Ill-fated to enjoy this book.
Notes from the Author:
Belin Vaulatrix is from the smallest of Shalendorf’s provinces, tucked high up in the icy Trollboar Mountains. It is spring here and even as the first frost blossom pushes up through the snow, dark forces are at work all across this seemingly peaceful country.
For those of you familiar with Ill-fated, this book will take you back to that same world, but to the home country of Leila’s mother– Shalendorf. However, this is not the sequel you have been waiting for and the only character you might recall having previously met, will be the dastardly villain Captain Erastacus Oren. For in this book Belin (Leila’s cousin) is on an adventure all her own!
As the ice melts on Pearl Lake, Belin begins to discover her world is not so stable as she once believed, worse than the rumors of civil war and the mysterious disappearances of children all over Shalendorf, is a letter requesting Belin to spend the summer in the royal family’s home, not just a week or two stuck in court, but the entire summer! She is, as her mother puts it, “the only daughter of prominence who has been invited.” As the realization of what this means begins to sink in, Belin has no choice but to make her escape. The entire country will have to grow walls if they think she is going to marry that fat, dullard of a boy Edmon Casterwick!
So what to expect? Spies, lies, and sabotage no less! A secret army, a map lost and scattered, a bad-mannered ghosthawk, skyships galore … and a boy who looks ridiculously good in a uniform!
Happy New Year and Good Reading to all!
P.S. For those of you still waiting for Leila’s adventure to continue, don’t lose hope and set your sights on the summer months!
Evelyn Ink is the author of the YA fantasy novels Ill-fated, Silver Tongue, and the children’s trilogy Sticks, Stones, and Dragon Bones. She was formally trained to be a parachutist, but found it did not fit her longstanding desire to avoid heights and thus decided to study the much less vertically horrifying subject of English Literature.
If interested, you may choose to follow Mrs. Ink on her blog or check in with her on facebook. However, due to her absolute terror of electronics and a crippling phobia of the social media (technical term: Socmephobia), her blog posts tend to be infrequent and erratic. Also, due to several post exile investigations she is generally prevented from giving any specific information regarding her whereabouts…
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Amazon Author page: http://www.amazon.com/Evelyn-Ink/e/B00937CJS2/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1
Review Blog: http://spindelayjacks.blogspot.com/
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