Happy Sunday and welcome to my stop on the blog tour for WOODS OF SILVER AND LIGHT! I’m so excited because today I have an interview with Victoria McCombs to share with you! This book is truly amazing and I’m so so excited to for you to find out more about it, plus enter to win a digital copy!
Woods of Silver and Light by Victoria McCombs
Published by Parliament House Press on February 9, 2021
Genres: YA, Fantasy, Retellings
Ronin’s son is dead, but a sorceress banished to the Woods can bring the child back if he and his Silver Raiders do something for her first. She finds there's nothing Ronin Hood won't do for his son…
Anika finds herself drawn to the mystery of the Woods and the thieves who live within, but the cost of associating with the Silver Raiders becomes higher than she's willing to pay. The darkness of the Woods seeps into the Raider's hearts, blurring the lines between hero and villain, until Anika's fight for freedom turns into a fight to survive the magic of the trees that should have never been awoken.
This isn't the tale of Robin Hood you remember.
This is a companion novel to The Storyteller's Daughter. Both books are unique plots with a few recurring characters between them. It's suggested to read in order to avoid minor spoilers, but it's not necessary.
What would you do if you spent the day with anika? Where would you go to eat, hang out, relax, etc.?
Anika would want to dress up and hit the town at night!
If anika were to hang out with characters from other books, who would they be and why?
Definitely Poppy from Princess of Glass. Both are spunky, spirited, and unlike the other ladies of society. Another would be Alex from The Season.
What was your favorite bit of research you ended up not using?
I used to compete in archery, so I thought my knowledge of archery would be key to a robin hood story, but it ended up being irrelevant. I can just say that they pulled back the drawstring and released, and no one cares about the technicalities.
What is your favorite quote, scene, or moment from Woods of silver and light?
I enjoyed the scene where Anika meets the sorceress in the Woods for the first time. There is a quote from there that goes: Her pale skin glowed like the moon and her ruby lips drew back into a thin smile. “Welcome. I’ve been waiting for you.”
What are some TV shows, movies, and books that would pair well with Woods of Silver and Light?
Once Upon a Time tv show from ABC, any robin hood movie, and books by Jessica Day George because she has a similar writing style.
What are your current favorite books?
I recently read Caraval and am obsessed with it!
Some of the things I love most in this world are peppermint hot chocolate, peanut butter ice cream, golﬁng dates, Jesus, and game nights with family. And of course, books.
Fairytales were my ﬁrst love. I became obsessed with the idea that if one was brave enough, they could defeat dragons, and that true love was real. I met my true love in college, and together we raise our two boys. I have my dad to thank for teaching me to love writing, and my mom to thank for allowing us to keep a wall of medieval weapons in the house, which curated my love for that time period.
My dream is to write vivid worlds and charming characters that will leave an imprint on my reader’s hearts, the way that so many books have done for me.
What do you think about WOODS OF SILVER AND LIGHT? Have you added it to your tbr yet? Let me know in the comments and have a splendiferous day!