What’s this? Bella posting on a Saturday?
Indeed, I am – and with the privilege of sharing the cover for author, Raina Nightingale’s upcoming release, Sorceress of the Dryads!
I’ve been blessed to interact with and read Raina’s writing since the start of my own blogging journey in 2020, and am continually blessed by her thoughtful insights and her passion for fiction that shines light into the darkness of this world.
Her newest book will, I believe, do just that.
Sorceress of the Dryads is the second and final book in the high-fantasy, Legend of the Singer duology; the sequel to Children of the Dryads. If you have yet to read the first book in the series, here’s its blurb for you:
When her human father, Eldor, a member of an organization of elite warriors dedicated to protecting the Valor Alliance, is called on a mission she does not think he can survive, Tara-lin violates his orders and follows him…
She is a half-elf, born with the long-lost ancestral magic of the elves. With her is Alis, a human girl desperate to avoid a marriage forced on her by her father, a colleague of Eldor, but terrified that gods Tara-lin does not believe exist will cast her into the netherhells for her disobedience. Ahead of them is Eldor’s terrifying destination–Nightshade Castle, haunt of madness and black magic.
And here’s the blurb for book #2: Sorceress of the Dryads:
When the corrupted elven prince, Anakrim, takes the throne in the aftermath of the deaths of King Orenduil and Queen Alaria and promises the elven people the return of their long-lost magic, the forests of Elethri begin to languish…
The dryads and Tara-lin must join their magic as never before to bring his menace to an end in a way consistent with their natures and the healing of the forests. In the midst of the upheaval, Tara-lin finds herself in a position of influence she never wanted. With the help of the dryads, she must find and stay true to her song and try to lead the elves to discover and nurture their individual magic.
Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, because this is a cover reveal after all….
Sorceress of the Dryads releases on February 22nd (this year – 2022!), but you can already pre-order it, here. And if you’re looking for an immersive high-fantasy read with deep and meaningful themes, this is certainly one you should look into.
Congratulations on your upcoming release, Raina!