Prince Torin has traveled to the frozen Kingdom of Klemenite to negotiate an alliance against the Erifs. More importantly, to secure the use of the ice cannons. But the Klemenite King wants a favour in return. The head of the Shewolf. The King wants Torin to kill the ferocious Shewolf, leader of the mysterious Wolf Clan. Legend says they are bloodthirsty killers, beasts of the forest. All who enter their domain are never heard from again. So along with his friends, Torin ventures straight into the heart of the forest, determined to lay this myth to rest one way or another.
I’ve done a few author interviews in the past, but I wanted to try something different and interview other people in the bookish community.
And the first person who came to mind was Brittany from Novelly Yours, which was the first bookish candle company I found, and it’s still my favorite! So I was more than excited when she agreed to do an interview with me!
I hope you enjoy it as much as I did, and if you have no idea who Brittany is (😱), all her links are at the bottom of the page!
Before November started, I was panicking. We were five days away from starting and I had nothing – no characters, no storyline, nowhere to start.
Literally the first time that’s happened since, like, December last year 🙄
Anyway, I almost always write to music, as it helps me block people\places\general freaking distractions out of my mental space. I’m no good with aesthetics, but I do enjoy creating a scene with music.
And I’ve found some really good music – most of which is new to me – for my novel!
So instead of doing a company review (or a certain book review that should have been out two weeks ago…I’m a slow reader) I decided to be a bit more specific and talk about a candle that I got in a subscription box. Personally, while I love talking about bookish companies, I also like doing specific reviews. But I don’t very often, simply because I never know how to format them.
But I’m trying it anyway! I might switch it around next time, but I’m actually quite happy with how it turned out.
Anyway, let’s talk about The Raven Boys and candles!
Isobel is a prodigy portrait artist with a dangerous set of clients: the sinister fair folk, immortal creatures who cannot bake bread, weave cloth, or put a pen to paper without crumbling to dust. They crave human Craft with a terrible thirst, and Isobel’s paintings are highly prized. But when she receives her first royal patron—Rook, the autumn prince—she makes a terrible mistake. She paints mortal sorrow in his eyes—a weakness that could cost him his life.
Furious and devastated, Rook spirits her away to the autumnlands to stand trial for her crime. Waylaid by the Wild Hunt’s ghostly hounds, the tainted influence of the Alder King, and hideous monsters risen from barrow mounds, Isobel and Rook depend on one another for survival. Their alliance blossoms into trust, then love—and that love violates the fair folks’ ruthless laws. Now both of their lives are forfeit, unless Isobel can use her skill as an artist to fight the fairy courts. Because secretly, her Craft represents a threat the fair folk have never faced in all the millennia of their unchanging lives: for the first time, her portraits have the power to make them feel.
Now, I was on vacation for the first two weeks of October, so maybe that’s why I failed at reading this month…but I read two books. Two books. And one that I’m going to count because I’m currently reading it.
So let’s get this miserable wrap-up over with started!