I’m a little late, but I wanted to wish Cindy Pon’s @cindypon book Sacrifice a happy belated book birthday! I’m SO excited to read the second book in the Sepentine series. I’m dying to find out what’s happened to Skybright, Stone, and Zhen Ni. And this cover! Cindy, your covers have been incredible for this series! I love this rendering of Sky Bright!.
I was unable to attend Cindy’s book launch, but the fantastic people at Mystery Galaxy Bookstore @mystgalaxybooks did a wonderful job making sure to have my copy signed and they also included this gorgeous swag from the launch. I am SO thrilled to have these Sacrifice postcards: one is the full illustration of the cover and the other is Skybright and Zhen Ni by Grace Fong @fictograph. I love Grace’s art (scroll down to see The Young Elites and shirtless Kaz), so I’m over the moon about adding this to my collection of Grace Fong prints. I also received this gorgeous card of a hummingbird painted by the amazing author herself, Cindy Pon!
Such incredible book mail! Thank you so much Gary at Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore getting this all together and Cindy Pon for taking the time to sign my copy and for the amazing book swag!
Here’s a summary of Sacrifice book 2 of the Serpentine series:
Sacrifice, the sequel to Serpentine, plunges Skybright into the terrifying underworld where demons are bred and whisks her up to the magnificent Mountain of Heavenly Peace where the gods dwell.
Stone is stripped of his immortal status and told to close hell’s breach, which mysteriously remains open, threatening mortals.
Zhen Ni, Skybright’s former mistress and friend, has been wed to the strange and brutish Master Bei, and finds herself trapped in an opulent but empty manor. When she discovers half-eaten corpses beneath the estate, she realizes that Master Bei is not all that he seems.
As Skybright works to free Zhen Ni with the aid of Kai Sen and Stone, they begin to understand that what is at risk is more far-reaching then they could ever have fathomed.
And in case you’re wondering from the illustrations, the main character Skybright is a half snake demon. RIGHT?! Yes, you really need to get started on this series!
Speaking of myths, for #bookoshotsoctober Brujas and Banshees: Share a monster from your culture: the wakwak is a vampire-like winged creature who prey on humans at night. It is also makes an appearance in my current WIP which is a YA fantasy inspired by ancient Filipino culture.
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