Acclaimed author Sara B. Larson continues her enchanting YA fantasy duology with a timeless fairytale feel in an original voice.
The doorway between the magical Visempirum and the human world has been reopened. Paladin are once more living in the citadel where Zuhra and Inara grew up completely isolated by the magical hedge that trapped them there. Amidst the brewing conflict between the Paladin and humans looms the threat of Barloc, who has stolen Inara’s immense power and continues to elude the Paladin who are desperately searching for him.
In this sequel to Sisters of Shadow and Light, Inara and Zuhra must navigate the treacherous paths of self-discovery, their love for each other, and for the boys who have captured their hearts. Together, they search for the strength within themselves to bridge the divide between the two worlds they inhabit, even as war threatens to destroy everything—and everyone—they love.
Title: Warriors of Wing and Flame (Sisters of Shadow and Light, #2)
Author: Sara B. Larson
Publication Date: October 27, 2020
Publisher: Tor Teen
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance
When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
I have honestly always wanted to be an author. I wrote “books” when I was in 2nd and 3rd grade that were actually pretty long for an 8-9 year old—like ten to fifteen pages…and also some pretty heavy topics, like a girl whose sister is born premature and then dies in the end. (I was a strange child, I guess.) I continued to write throughout my life, and dreamt of being published as soon as I figured out that’s how stories you write in Little Mermaid notebooks got turned into books.
Generally, how long does it take you to write a book?
I used to be super fast—like 2-6 weeks fast. I know, right?? But now, I’m definitely much slower. More like 2-6 months.
If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?
To know that you will get published someday, and to just enjoy the pleasure and joy of writing and having story come so easily to you. (Because it won’t always be that easy.)
What does being a successful author look like to you?
Having strangers I’ve never met find my book and have it mean something to them. That is truly success.
How did you get the idea for the Sisters of Shadow and Light series?
I am the oldest of five girls, and we were and are so close. I’ve wanted to write a book that highlighted the bond that can exist between sisters for a while. When I saw a picture of a girl with glowing blue eyes it sparked the idea for Inara’s character—and then I saw a picture of a similar-looking girl with normal hazel eyes—and bam! I had the thought, what if there were two sisters but one had powers that made her eyes glow and the other didn’t? From there the idea grew and became SOSAL and WOWAF!
What do you most want your readers to learn or get out of this book?
I hope that my readers will learn that their greatest power lies within them. And that no matter what comes at you in your life, you are strong enough to make it through. You might have to deal with pain, with anxiety, with a myriad of trials along the way…but you can do it—whatever it may be.
Do you have any writing advice for prospective writers?
To never give up! Honestly, if you work hard to get better, if every time a book doesn’t make you it you write another one, and if you never give up—you will make it eventually. It might take longer than you hope, but the difference between a published and unpublished author is perseverance.
About the Author
Sara B. Larson is the best-selling and critically acclaimed author of the YA fantasy DEFY trilogy (DEFY, IGNITE, and ENDURE) and the DARK BREAKS THE DAWN duology. Her next YA fantasy, SISTERS OF SHADOW AND LIGHT, comes out November 5th from Tor Teen. She can’t remember a time when she didn’t write books—although she now uses a computer instead of a Little Mermaid notebook. Sara lives in Utah with her husband, their four children, and their Maltese, Loki. She writes in brief snippets throughout the day and the quiet hours when most people are sleeping. Her husband claims she should have a degree in “the art of multitasking.” When she’s not mothering or writing, you can often find her at the gym repenting for her sugar addiction.