Ilana C. Myer’s debut fantasy novel Last Song Before Night made a pretty big impression; David Mack said “It’s one of the most impressive debut novels I’ve ever read; I am in awe,” and Jason Heller at NPR called it “A beautifully orchestrated fantasy debut… an intoxicating mix of the familiar and the fresh.” See our earlier coverage here and here.
Her follow-up is a standalone novel set in the same world as Last Song Before Night. It arrives in hardcover next month from Tor. The Barnes & Noble Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog has a fine appreciation; here’s a snippet.
Nearly two years ago, Tor Books released Last Song Before Night, a lyrical epic fantasy set in a world where magic is created through the melding of music and poetry. A striking conceit to say the least, and Ilana C. Myer’s debut gave us much more than that: memorable characters, beautiful prose, and a complex plot, full of politics and history worthy of comparisons to Guy Gavriel Kay.
Myer returns to that world with Fire Dance, a standalone sequel inspired by Al Andalus and medieval Baghdad.
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Fire Dance will be published by Tor Books on April 10, 2018. It is 368 pages, priced at $27.99 in hardcover and $12.99 for the digital edition. Get all the latest at Myer’s website.