I am so excited to read Reign of the Fallen by Sarah Glenn Marsh, I can hardly stand it. Necromancers, zombies, and an LBGT romance! Where can I pre-order this thing?! Oh, wait. I already did. I mean, if the premise of the story wasn’t enough, just look at that gorgeous, GORGEOUS cover. This book is going cover-out on my bookshelf the second it arrives!
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I’ll be pairing Reign of the Fallen with this Incanto Rosé. This wine seems a perfect blend of magic and beauty, which certainly reminds me of this stunning book cover. This is also a fun, sparkling rosé which should come in handy when celebrating the successful raising of the noble dead.
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Reign of the Fallen by Sarah Glenn Marsh
An LGBT fantasy series that follows a talented necromancer who must face down a deadly nemesis who has learned how to turn her magic into a weapon.
Odessa is one of Karthia’s master necromancers, catering to the kingdom’s ruling Dead. Whenever a noble dies, it’s Odessa’s job to raise them by retrieving their souls from a dreamy and dangerous shadow world called the Deadlands. But there is a cost to being raised–the Dead must remain shrouded, or risk transforming into zombie-like monsters known as Shades. If even a hint of flesh is exposed, the grotesque transformation will begin.
A dramatic uptick in Shade attacks raises suspicions and fears among Odessa’s necromancer community. Soon a crushing loss of one of their own reveals a disturbing conspiracy: someone is intentionally creating Shades by tearing shrouds from the Dead–and training them to attack. Odessa is faced with a terrifying question: What if her necromancer’s magic is the weapon that brings Karthia to its knees?
A lavish fantasy with a surprising and breathtaking LGBT romance at its core, Reign of the Fallen is a gutsy, unpredictable read that will grab readers by the throat and never let go….
- Title: Reign of the Fallen
- Author: Sarah Glenn Marsh
- Publisher: Razorbill
- Pub Date: January 23, 2018
From Sarah’s Website!
Sarah Glenn Marsh writes young adult novels and children’s picture books. An avid fantasy reader from the day her dad handed her a copy of The Hobbit and promised it would change her life, she’s been making up words and worlds ever since.When she’s not writing, Sarah enjoys watercolor painting, ghost hunting, and pursuits of the nerd variety, from video games to tabletop adventures. She’s never met an animal or a doughnut she didn’t like.Sarah lives in Richmond, Virginia with her husband and their tiny zoo of four rescued greyhounds, three birds, and many fish. She is the author of Fear the Drowning Deep, the Reign of the Fallenduology, and several picture books.
Is Regin of the Fallen on your TBR list yet? Did you participate in the #BBTC chat with Sarah last weekend? What are some of your favorite novels that feature the undead?