Therese here. It is my privilege to tell you about WU contributor Juliet Marillier‘s latest book release–another in her mega-popular Sevenwaters series–called Flame of Sevenwaters. If you’ve never read one of Juliet’s books, please do yourself a favor and pick up one or half a dozen of them ASAP. Juliet is a beautiful wordsmith and master world-builder, with characters you come to understand intimately and plots you’ll care about.
I’m also glad to announce that Juliet will be giving one signed copy of Flame of Sevenwaters to one WU commenter–no mailing restrictions. Winner will be chosen in one week via a random number generator, and contacted via email for shipping address. Enjoy!
Q: What’s the premise of your new book?
Juliet: This is the sixth and (for now, at least) last book in the Sevenwaters series. Like the other books in the series, it’s built around the delicate relationship between the fey and human inhabitants of the Sevenwaters forest, which at this point has turned quite dark and perilous. Flame also has its own theme: how past trauma can cast a very long shadow over not only the victim but all those involved, and how families struggle to deal with this. It’s the first novel I’ve written in which the narrator / protagonist has a significant disability, and through her the reader discovers to what extent this affects her life choices. It’s also about sacrifice and healing (sounds grandiose, I know, but this novel does wind up a pretty substantial saga.)
Q: What would you like people to know about the story itself? [Read more…]