Today is my stop on the book tour for The Raven Heir by Stephanie Burgis. This book tour is hosted by TBR and Beyond Tours. The Raven Heir is a middle grade fantasy I’m really excited about and I got to interview the author for this tour. If you want to find out more about the book and author, keep on reading!
The Raven Heir by Stephanie Burgis
Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy
Publishing Date: August 5, 2021
A set of magical triplets, two warring dynasties, and a broken crown waiting for its rightful owner…
Deep within an enchanted forest lies a castle where a set of triplets and their sorceress mother have lived for years — safe from the decades-long war for the Raven Throne that rages in the kingdom beyond. Cordelia, one of the triplets, has the power to become any animal with just a thought, and she yearns to discover more about the world outside her castle.
But one day, the world comes to her, when the eldest of the triplets becomes the newest heir to the throne. Knowing that being named heir means certain death, Cordelia’s mother hid the truth about which child is the eldest when she hid them in the forest. When her family is captured, it’s up to Cordelia to use her powers to keep her siblings hidden and discover the truth about the Raven Heir — before it’s too late.
A thrilling new fantasy full of magic, adventure, and the power of family.
What does a typical day/evening/afternoon of writing look like for you?
My favorite schedule is to write while both of my children are at school. When they’re at home, though (whether because of the pandemic, school vacations, or any other reason), I just frantically sneak-write at every chance I get! Luckily, my husband is also a stay-at-home freelance writer, so we take turns with childcare every day and write during the other person’s turns.
What other hobbies or interests do you have besides writing?
I love traveling to interesting new-to-me cities, I love visiting crumbling castle ruins (we have a lot of those here in Wales!), and I love walking in the woods with my kids.
Describe your book in five words or less.
Magical, exciting, mysterious, emotional, and funny.
What is your favorite quote from The Raven Heir?
“Springing as a cat felt almost as glorious as flying.” – I loved getting to imagine what it would really feel like to change into each of those different kinds of animals!
What do you hope readers take away from reading The Raven Heir?
I hope it’s a fun escape-read that also leaves them feeling more empowered to face their own overwhelming challenges.
If you were a character in The Raven Heir, what kind of character would you be?
I’d love to be a powerful sorceress like Cordelia’s mother! I, too, often fantasize about hiding away in a castle in an enchanted forest.
During this tour there are a lot of amazing bloggers and bookstagrammers with different types of posts. Click here to see the full tour schedule.
About the Author
Stephanie Burgis grew up in East Lansing, Michigan, but now lives in Wales with her husband and two sons, surrounded by mountains, castles and coffee shops. She writes fun MG fantasy adventures and has published six so far, most recently the Dragon with a Chocolate Heart trilogy. She also writes wildly romantic adult historical fantasies, most recently the Harwood Spellbook series. She has had over forty short stories for adults and teens published in various magazines and anthologies.
The Raven Heir really sounds like the perfect book to curl up with on a cold and rainy day. I’ll definitely be reading this soon, so keep an eye out on the blog!