Happy Thursday and welcome to my stop on the blog tour for THE RAVEN HEIR! I’m so excited because today I have an interview with Stephanie Burgis to share with you! This book is truly amazing and I’m so excited to for you to find out more about it!
The Raven Heir by Stephanie Burgis
Series: The Raven Crown #1
Published on September 14, 2021 by Bloomsbury Children's Books
Genres: Fantasy, Middle Grade
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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. 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.
What would you do if you spent the day with Cordelia? Where would you go to eat, hang out, relax, etc.?
Cordelia would always rather escape into nature than do anything else, so I expect we’d go to a beautiful local woodland and wander around it together.
If Cordelia were to hang out with characters from other books, who would they be and why?
I think she’d get along VERY well with Aventurine, the dragon-girl heroine of my book The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart. They’re both fierce and ferociously determined!
If there was one fictional place you could travel to for a day, where would it be and why?
Probably Logan County from Lamar Giles’s The Last Last-Day-of-Summer. It’s so zany and fun, and absolutely anything can happen there, from time travel to giant platypi, robots, and more!
If you buried a time capsule with three items inside, what three items would you choose and why?
Probably one of my own books, a photo of my beautiful children, and a list of all of my favorite books (as a reader) for future readers to look up!
What was your favorite bit of research you ended up not using?
I was fascinated by reading real-life stories of royal children (during the Wars of the Roses) being woken at midnight to be hastily dressed up as servants and sent off on horseback across the country to escape enemies coming after them (because their mere existence was a threat to the current holder of the throne). I didn’t base Cordelia and her triplets on any specific children from medieval history, but all of those real-world scenarios were so wild and inspiring.
What is your favorite quote, scene, or moment from The Raven Heir?
I love a particular moment of magical healing in the first third of the book!
What do you think about The Raven Heir? Have you added it to your tbr yet? Let me know in the comments and have a splendiferous day!