Publisher: Strange Chemistry
Publication Date: April 1, 2014
For those who have loved Seraphina and Graceling comes another truly fabulous fantasy...
For five centuries, a witch’s curse has bound the trolls to their city beneath the ruins of Forsaken Mountain. Time enough for their dark and nefarious magic to fade from human memory and into myth. But a prophesy has been spoken of a union with the power to set the trolls free, and when Cécile de Troyes is kidnapped and taken beneath the mountain, she learns there is far more to the myth of the trolls than she could have imagined.
Cécile has only one thing on her mind after she is brought to Trollus: escape. Only the trolls are clever, fast, and inhumanly strong. She will have to bide her time, wait for the perfect opportunity.
But something unexpected happens while she’s waiting – she begins to fall for the enigmatic troll prince to whom she has been bonded and married. She begins to make friends. And she begins to see that she may be the only hope for the half-bloods – part troll, part human creatures who are slaves to the full-blooded trolls. There is a rebellion brewing. And her prince, Tristan, the future king, is its secret leader.
As Cécile becomes involved in the intricate political games of Trollus, she becomes more than a farmer’s daughter. She becomes a princess, the hope of a people, and a witch with magic powerful enough to change Trollus forever.
What made you want to write YA?I like to write character focused fantasy, and the YA market likes to read character focused fantasy. We were meant to be together.
Who was your favorite character to writeMarc. He also appears to be everyone’s favourite character to read about!
What does your writing space look like?I write in my office, which is in my house. My desk is abnormally neat at the moment because I’ve been out of town. Normally there are far more coffee cups.
If Stolen Songbird had a theme song what would it be?It DOES have a theme song. For each book, I always have a song that gets me in the mood to write, and I play it before I begin tough writing sessions. Stolen Songbird’s is Lux Aeterna from the Requiem For A Dream soundtrack. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLJllk-0o6c
What was the last book you read and loved?Robin Constantine’s The Promise of Amazing. I’m about to start Sharon Biggs Waller’s A Mad, Wicked Folly, which I am quite excited about. I have a big box of books that arrived from Amazon (mostly debuts!), so I have a lot of reading to do.