A Psalm of Storms and Silence by Roseanne A. Brown.
When is it released: 31st August 2021.
What is it about? Karina lost everything after a violent coup left her without her kingdom or her throne. Now the most wanted person in Sonande, her only hope of reclaiming what is rightfully hers lies in a divine power hidden in the long-lost city of her ancestors.
Meanwhile, the resurrection of Karina’s sister has spiralled the world into chaos, with disaster after disaster threatening the hard-won peace Malik has found as Farid’s apprentice. When they discover that Karina herself is the key to restoring balance, Malik must use his magic to lure her back to their side. But how do you regain the trust of someone you once tried to kill?
As the fabric holding Sonande together begins to tear, Malik and Karina once again find themselves torn between their duties and their desires. And when the fate of everything hangs on a single, horrifying choice, they each must decide what they value most—a power that could transform the world, or a love that could transform their lives.
Why am I excited for it? Because A Song of Wraiths and Ruin ended on such a tense cliffhanger! Karina’s sister getting resurrected was not at all what I expected, and it was a plot twist that I think was handled really well and genuinely came as a surprise to me. I also thought the first book handled mental illness with a lot of sensitivity, and while I know no one experience of anxiety is ever the experience of anxiety that everybody has, I felt that Malik’s panic attacks were researched a lot, and there was never any moment when it felt like it was just being used as a plot device.
Also, that cover looks beautiful. I love how the models are standing back to back but holding hands, as though they’re sometimes supporting one another and sometimes working against each other. The clothing is gorgeous too, and I especially love the armour that the Karina model is wearing.
Is anyone else eagerly anticipating this book? Let me know your thoughts and feelings in the comment section below