Today I’m thrilled to show you all the cover reveal for “The Theft of Sunlight”. An incredible YA fantasy written by Intisar Khanani – a dear friend and an amazing author – this is without a doubt one of my favorite stories (the world! the characters! BREN FOREVER!!)
But first, the cover……
Cover Artist: Jenny Zemanek
I did not choose this fate. But I will not walk away if I can make a difference.
Children have been disappearing from Menaiya for longer than Amraeya ni Ansarim can remember. When her best friend’s sister disappears, Rae knows she can’t stay silent any longer. She finds the chance to make a difference in an invitation to the palace. But Rae struggles to fit in with the lords and ladies of the court. Instead, she finds unexpected help in a rough-around-the-edges thief named Bren who always seems to have her best interests at heart. Soon even Bren can’t help her, and Rae must risk her life and well-being to face an evil that lurks in the shadows of the darkest hearts.
Sounds good, doesn’t it?? You’re gonna want to add this to your Goodreads shelf. Book 1 in a duology in the “Dauntless Path” world, “The Theft of Sunlight release is slated for March 23, 2021 by Harper Teen (US/CA), Hot Key (UK)
In celebration of the cover reveal, there’s an awesome giveaway prize – FREE to enter. Head over to the Rafflecopter entry page (or the author’s website) for a chance to win $25 of books from The Book Depository (open to folks anywhere The Book Depository ships, winner chooses the books, yay!).
Read on for a sneak peek from the book!
I wait, listening for the sound of someone entering the house. Anything to indicate I need to hide what Niya’s doing. I can hear a woman calling to her children somewhere in the distance, and the general sounds of the town: a wagon creaking its way down the road, chickens clucking in someone’s backyard, and, faintly, people calling Seri’s name. I swallow and glance back at Niya.
She looks up. “It’s not working. I don’t know if it’s me or . . .”
“Here,” I say, catching the end of one of my braids. “Try my hair. See if that works.”
Niya takes the bit of hair I snap off and bends over her bowl again. I grip my skirt with my fists and hope, hope that it’s Niya’s magic that isn’t working, and not . . . not that Seri is truly beyond our reach.
“It’s working,” Niya says, her voice flat. I look down to see the leaf has turned, the silver needle glinting brighter than it should as it points straight toward me.
I raise my eyes to Niya’s. Seri isn’t just missing. She’s somewhere even magic can’t find her.
She’s been snatched.
If you’d like to read more about Rae, she stars in The Bone Knife, a short story found at the end of “Thorn”, another book in the Dauntless Path world – which is on sale for only 2.99 right now! I’ve read it and it’s a gorgeous fairy tale retelling of The Goose Girl that I’ve reread at least twice.
About The Author
Intisar Khanani grew up a nomad and world traveler. She has lived in five different states as well as in Jeddah on the coast of the Red Sea. Intisar used to write grants and develop projects to address community health with the Cincinnati Health Department, which was as close as she could get to saving the world. Now she focuses her time on her two passions: raising her family and writing fantasy.