Title: COPPER RAVENS (Copper Legacy #2)
by Jennifer Allis Provost
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press | Pub. Date: June 17, 2014 | Pages: 248
Sara should be happy.
She has what every girl wants: a man who loves her, a beautiful home, and wealth beyond imagining. She rescued her brother from the Peacekeepers, destroyed the Iron Queen, and doesn’t have to go to her boring job any more.
And yet… Sara still doesn’t know if her father is alive or dead. Her mother hides in the garden, brooding about her missing husband. Her sister, the Inheritor of Metal, is scared of her own shadow, and her brother spends his days fighting and gambling. To add to Sara’s misery, the new queen (gold, of course) is more than a bit crazy, she misses her life in the Mundane world, and, worst of all, Micah wants to have children. A lot of them.
As Sara wavers between happiness and homesickness, a conspiracy emerges against the Raven clan, implicating them in a plot to dethrone the Gold Queen.
How can Sara prove her family’s innocence, and become the consort Micah needs her to be, without losing herself in the process?
An Interview With Jennifer Allis Provost
[SK]: Tell us a little bit about the Copper Ravens world. Who are the good guys, the bad guys, basic rules, etc. An overview of what this world is like, essentially.
[JAP]: Copper Ravens takes place in a world where average mortals went to war against those with magic—and magic lost. As a result, magic was outlawed, which makes life insanely difficult for our main character, Sara Corbeau. Not only is she a metal Elemental, with a special affinity for copper, her father went missing during the Magic Wars. Her older brother, Max, was arrested shortly afterward.
After Sara accidentally pulled an Elemental from the Otherworld into her dream (Micah, Lord of Silver to be exact), she rescued her brother, ran afoul of her own government, and became Micah’s consort. Now, Sara and her family live in the Otherworld, and are mired in Elemental politics, which prove just as maddening as those in the human world.
[SK]: Talk to us about Sara’s greatest challenge in the book. What makes her stand out from other heroines you’ve read?
[JAP]: Sara’s greatest challenge is trust. She’s been lied to her whole life—the government concealed her brother’s location; her mother never truly explained their family history; and her best friend turned out to be a government spy. As a result, she even has a hard time trusting Micah, and repeatedly goes behind his back and conceals things. And yes, he catches her.
Despite her evasive behavior, Sara loves Micah and would do anything for him. When something happens that is beyond the pale, Sara remains by his side through to the end.
[SK]: Describe your favorite chapter in the book.
[JAP]: My absolute favorite part is when Sara convinces Micah to teach her swordplay, and they have their first official lesson. Micah insists that Sara shouldn’t change out of her gown (they’d been having lunch with the Gold Queen when the sword was delivered), and she suspects he’s having a damsel in distress fantasy. She agrees to remain in her gown, on one condition: Micah must wear a skirt. Then, as they say, chaos ensues.
Jennifer Allis Provost is a native New Englander who lives in a sprawling colonial along with her beautiful and precocious twins, a dog, two birds, three cats, and a wonderful husband who never forgets to buy ice cream. As a child, she read anything and everything she could get her hands on, including a set of encyclopedias, but fantasy was always her favorite. She spends her days drinking vast amounts of coffee, arguing with her computer, and avoiding any and all domestic behavior.
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