SECOND IN TRILOGY: Sequel to The Waking Land (7/17), with third book expected in 2019.
SHIFTING VIEWPOINTS: While the wider arc of the story continues across all three books, each title has a different first-person POV narrator, as they each come fully into their power and confidence, and learn to master their individual magics. The Waking Land is Elanna’s book: a young girl with startling power over the natural world. Here, her lover Jahan—a powerful but closeted sorcerer—takes up the tale. And Sophy—a bastard-born girl, now turned queen—serves as our lens for book 3.
GOODREADS COVER CONTEST WINNER: The Waking Land won best cover in the Goodreads Cover Contest.
“A heartbreaking, enchanting, edge-of-the-seat read that held me captive from start to finish!” Tamora Pierce
“Callie Bates…is clearly a writer of real talent.” Terry Brooks (author of the Shannara series)
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“Gripping…[this] vivid first-person, present-tense narrative [creates] a remarkably mature, balanced addition to the story that avoids the most common flaws of middle books and will leave readers hungry for the conclusion.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“The Memory of Fire is a beautiful expansion of a promising story that delivers something rich and captivating…. Putting it down is likely to be the biggest challenge readers will encounter.”—Books, Vertigo & Tea
“[Callie] Bates does an excellent job of delving into Jahan’s past and showing his growth as a character as he finally faces the demons that fractured his family…. Allies turn out to be just as unexpected as the enemies.”—Booklist
Praise for Callie Bates’s The Waking Land
“A heartbreaking, enchanting, edge-of-the-seat read.”—Tamora Pierce
“This superior novel blends passionate romance and sweeping magic.”—Publishers Weekly
“A wonderfully stunning debut…Bates’s clear, captivating, imaginative storytelling and vivid, distinctive characters will cause readers to soak up every word.”—RT Book Reviews
“Callie Bates has written an exciting and involving first book, and she is clearly a writer of real talent.”—Terry Brooks
“The Waking Land is all about rising to challenges, and it succeeds wonderfully.”—Charlaine Harris
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