WoW #257 ~ A Realm of Ash and Shadow

Posted February 8, 2023 by Lillian in Features / 2 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event originally created and hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we are all eagerly anticipating. Jill has been MIA since August of 2016. Despite this, the meme lives on….Hope you come back Jill! Until then I will be joining Tressa at Wishful Endings and her meme Can’t-Wait Wednesday.

Happy Wednesday y’all! Today I’m eagerly waiting on A Realm of Ash and Shadow by debut author Lara Buckheit. First off, that cover is stunning, and the title is eye-catching…at least it was for me. I came across this one while looking through lists on Goodreads. I love a good fantasy novel, and the blurb promises a world I can get lost in. Can’t wait!

WoW #257 ~ A Realm of Ash and ShadowA Realm of Ash and Shadow by Lara Buckheit
Series: A Realm of Ash and Shadow #1
Published by Sword and Silk Books on 2023-04-11
Length: 390 pages

Eighteen-year-old princess, Valeria Breault, is sure of three things.

She was exiled from Empyrean because her father didn’t want the hassle of raising her.
Her perfect realm would be better off without a mortal-raised smart-ass with a foul mouth and penchant for trouble.
Neither of those things matter when a horde of demons crashes prom.

Forced to fight for her life, Valeria narrowly escapes being captured by the Realm of the Forsaken, only to be dragged back to Empyrean before she is meant to return. Instead of the beautiful utopia from her bedtime stories, Val finds herself thrown into a hellish nightmare where the poor are dying, the rich are thriving, and her claim to the throne is in jeopardy. But not if Valeria can help it.

The overwhelming desire to belong and a craving for power has her making choices that make it harder and harder to guard her heart against the man who’s bound to protect her, the god she’s vowed to hate, and the darkness that’s growing inside her. Only time will tell if the secrets she unravels and the alliances she makes will lead to the throne or the pyre.

Perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas and Kerri Maniscalco, A Realm of Ash and Shadow will captivate readers until the very last page.

About Lara Buckheit

Author Lara Buckheit

Lara Buckheit is the author of A Realm of Ash and Shadow. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Communications from Wilmington University, is a 2021 WriteMentor Mentee, an avid writer (and reader) of spice, and one time she met Taylor Swift's dad. She started writing at a very young age, mostly fanfiction centered around women with swords and men with devilish grins. And she hasn't stopped since. When not writing, Lara can be found drinking tea, hustling for her day job, and reading from her endless TBR pile. Lara currently lives in Charlottesville, VA, with her husband, dog, and thirteen houseplants named after fictional characters.

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