Monday, August 15, 2016
Genre: YA Fantasy
Publisher: Fire and Ice YA
Date of Publication: July 26, 2016
Number of pages: 236
Word Count: 80K
Cover Artist: Caroline Andrus
The long awaited sequel to SONG MAGICK
When Telyn’s song magic freed ancient spirits of the Wood, it also awakened a long-slumbering evil. Now she and her beloved Mithrais must battle a spreading shadow that ignites crippling fear, and deal with the unexpected consequences of magic’s return.
More danger arrives with a royal delegation to the forest realm, sweeping Telyn back into court intrigue and the sights of a murderous lord. Mithrais may be forced to choose between his service to the Wood or the obligations of his royal blood.
As Telyn’s bond with Mithrais grows, she is torn between her love for him and the freedom of a wandering bard’s life. But when dark magic plunges the Wood into chaos, she must balance the two halves of her heart—or the Fates may take Mithrais from her forever.
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About the Author:
Elisabeth Hamill is a nurse/wife/mom by day, unabashed geek/chocoholic/closet sci fi and fantasy novelist by night. She lives with her family, dog, and cat in the wilds of eastern suburban Kansas, where they fend off flying monkey attacks and prep for the zombie apocalypse.
Song Magick, her first novel, won first in category for Teen Fantasy in the 2014 Dante Rossetti Awards for Young Adult Fiction.
DREAM MOVIE CAST FOR TRUTHSONG
Hi! I’m Elisabeth Hamill, the author of TRUTHSONG, book two in the Songmaker series. When I read, I definitely have an idea of what a character looks and sounds like in my head. They don’t necessarily match a living person. That’s the great part about reading, for me: the pictures in my head are so clear, it’s like watching a film. Sometimes, a character I’m writing is that clear. Most recently, John Malkovich’s voice and sarcastic manner took over a character I wrote in an adult urban fantasy, and I still hear his voice when I read that character’s lines.
Would I like to see a movie of one of my books—especially if I got to cast it? Uh, let me think about it for a… YES.
So, yes, some of these folks would have to be aged up or down a little bit, but I’d pay to see this dream cast of TRUTHSONG!
I love Camren Bicondova on Gotham, and I think she might make an excellent Telyn:
She has the right eyes, hair…I don’t know if she can play the harp or sing, but hey, movie magic, right?
Mithrais could be Sam Claflin. And if he brings his own sugar cubes, even better.
His parents would have to be gorgeous to make such a beautiful son. So…
The first person that comes to mind for Princess Marithiel is Charlize Theron. The golden beauty, the hauteur, the stink-eye…yeah. She’s perfect.
Gerard Butler, but aged up a little, as Gwidion. Hell, yes.
Telyn’s nemesis, Lord Vuldur, is a no-brainer for me. Liam Neeson can play around in the realm of crazy just fine.
Telyn’s charming cousin Emrys would definitely be Aidan Turner:
King Amorion…Oh, it would have to be Lee Pace. He could play a dual role as Gilmarion, too, since their resemblance is striking.
So, those are my dream casting choices for some of the major characters in TRUTHSONG. Anybody want to see this movie with me?
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Hi! I’m Elisabeth Hamill, the author of TRUTHSONG, book two in the Songmaker series.
My advice for any aspiring writer is: find critique partners you trust who write in the same genre.
Writers are, by nature, solitary creatures. For me, I need early mornings while my family sleeps in, caffeine, my laptop, and silence to hear the voices of my characters. That solitude is vital to my creative process. But there comes a certain point where another writer’s eye is crucial to producing my best work. I know I become blind to my own mistakes after reading the same paragraphs a thousand times over.
With the advent of the Internet, writers have come together to support and teach each other like never before. The writing community on Twitter is phenomenal, and I’ve met some amazing critique partners. I continue to learn and grow in my art thanks to them.
A solitary writer may be able to churn out decent stuff, but it’s only through the input of knowledgeable editors and critique partners we begin to excel. You have to put your ego aside in order for your work to benefit from their suggestions. No writer is perfect, and even best selling authors thank their writing partners and editors in the acknowledgements.
Twitter contests like #PitchWars, #SFFPit, and #PitMad are where I met critique partners who write in the same genres, and a couple of editors with mad skills. They’ve all helped me learn an enormous amount since I got serious about my writing. So, get over that fear of showing your work to others—it’s probably not as bad as you think it is! But only the eyes of another writer can help you grow.