Hello Gemmies! I have a new cover reveal to share with you today. Wings of Shadow by Nicki Pau Preto is a new YA epic fantasy and the third and final book in the Crown of Feathers Trilogy. This series has received so much acclaim, I cannot wait to read it! I purposely waited until the series end so I can read all three books back to back. This cover is explosive and dark and I love it. I'll do a separate post highlighting all three covers. Separately they are gorgeous, but all together, they are glorious!
Synopsis of Wings of Shadow from Goodreads:
I had a sister, once…
Veronyka is no longer an orphaned stable boy or a nameless Phoenix Rider apprentice: she is the daughter of Pheronia Ashfire, the last queen of the Golden Empire…and the niece of Avalkyra Ashfire, the resurrected rebel queen who tore the empire apart.
We shone brightly, burned fiercely.
Now that the secret is out, everyone at the Eyrie treats Veronyka differently, and with Tristan still a hostage of the scheming Lord Rolan—and Sev with him as a spy—Veronyka feels very much alone. Except for her beloved phoenix, Xephyra, of course, and her new friend, Kade, who has his own reasons for wanting to save Tristan.
Was it always going to come down to this? Sister against sister? Darkness against light?
Veronyka is determined to do whatever it takes to get Tristan back, even if that means revealing her identity to the world and inheriting a throne she’s not sure she wants. But when she discovers that Avalkyra has bonded with a strix—a legendary creature of darkness that feeds off the life force of others—Veronyka realizes she has more to deal with than an encroaching war with the empire. Val is willing to destroy everything to get her revenge on a world that rejected her, and if Veronyka wants to bring peace to the empire and Pyra alike, she must face down her sister once and for all.
The world began with Ashfire queens…perhaps they will also be its destruction.
Published by Margaret K. McElderry Books, Wings of Shadow, will release July 13, 2021 and is available for pre-order from all major booksellers. Are you looking forward to reading this book? Have you read the series? Let me know by leaving a comment below. Happy Reading!