The time it was the end of a trilogy {7}

Posted January 22, 2016 by Stacee in Giveaways, Interviews | 14 Comments

A while back, I started a sort of feature which highlighted some of my favorite trilogies that were ending. I know how it feels as a reader to have the excitement of finding out what the final outcome to the story will be while simultaneously weeping inside because it’s over. I thought it would be fun to see how authors think and feel about ending their trilogies.  So, I’ve contacted some writers about doing guest posts to talk about the other side of it.

I met Sara B. Larson in 2014 {I can’t believe it’s been that long!} at the Vegas Valley Book Festival.  We only got to chat for a minute, but we’ve since talked often on Twitter. When after I read the final book in her series, I instantly thought about reviving this so called trilogy-ending-feature.  Sara so awesomely agreed to write something up!

Before we get to her post, let’s check out the last book in her series.

4At last, Alexa and King Damian are engaged to be married. But their lives are far from safe. The kingdom of Antion is under siege, and Rylan is a prisoner of the enemy. Even worse, Alexa remains at the mercy of the evil Dansiian Rafe, who controls her mind and can force Alexa to kill or harm Damian at any moment. Despite this, Alexa is determined to rescue Rylan, which soon leads her far from Damian and deep into enemy territory.

When she arrives, what awaits her is deadlier than anything she could have ever imagined: an army of black sorcerers and a horrifying plot to destroy the world as Alexa knows it. Will she be able to gather the strength to free herself, protect the love of her life, and save the land? Will there ever be true peace?

Acclaimed author Sara B. Larson has woven a stunning, romantic, and evocative finale to the Defy trilogy that is sure to leave readers breathless until the very last page.

Sounds good, right?


And now let’s welcome Sara to the blog!


I’m often asked how it feels now that the DEFY trilogy is complete. I want to keep my answer succinct, but it’s hard to choose just one word for how it feels to have the final chapter in Alexa’s story published. The best one I’ve come up with is “bittersweet.” I am so happy to finally get to share the ending with all of my readers. I’ve been building towards this moment for years, and the accomplishment and satisfaction I’m experiencing as so many amazingly kind reviews come flooding in for ENDURE is beyond wonderful. There are so many of you who really get it—who have been touched by this story—and that brings me SO much happiness. But that joy is also tinged with sadness, because I must now leave Alexa, Damian, and the kingdom of Antion behind.

I’m excited to experience new worlds, new characters, adventures, loves, and stories with my readers. But Alexa, Damian, Rylan, Marcel, Eljin, Tanoori, and many others will always hold a very special place in my heart. This story was one of triumphing over all obstacles, and of learning how to find happiness in the midst of great sorrow. Even though I wrote these books, Alexa, Damian, Rylan, and many other characters actually taught me many, many things that I will always cherish. I hope that as readers move forward and discover the new stories and new worlds I still have in store for them, that they will continue to hold this story in their hearts, and always remember one brave, scarred, incredible warrior-queen from Antion.


6950740Sara B. Larson is the author of the acclaimed YA fantasy DEFY, and the sequels IGNITE and ENDURE. She can’t remember a time when she didn’t write books—although she now uses a computer instead of a Little Mermaid notebook. Sara lives in Utah with her husband and their three children. She writes in brief snippets throughout the day (while mourning the demise of naptime) and the quiet hours when most people are sleeping. Her husband claims she should have a degree in “the art of multitasking.” When she’s not mothering or writing, you can often find her at the gym repenting for her sugar addiction.


Huge thanks to Sara for taking the time! Make sure you’re checking out her website, following her on Twitter, liking her Facebook page, and adding all of her books to your Goodreads TBR.

Now, haven’t had a chance to start this awesome series? I want to help you out with that!  I’ve got a paperback copy of Sara’s first book, Defy, up for grabs!  The book will be coming from The Book Depository, giveaway is international, and additional rules are here.

**Good Luck!!**

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14 responses to “The time it was the end of a trilogy {7}

  1. I always tought that even though the series is over, the story continues in the writer’s mind. I recently told that to Danielle L. Jensen and she said that tht’s sometimes the case, but often authors have other characters to think about…

  2. Victoria

    The last book I finished was Prodigy by Marie Lu as I’m marathoning the series and it’s so so so good so far! I hate myself for leaving it so long to start/read this series x

  3. I just finished Eve & Adam by Michael Grant and Katherine Applegate a few hours ago. It was okay, entertaining and interesting enough to have kept me reading until the end.

    Thank you for the giveaway! I have not started this trilogy yet, and it would be amazing to win and be able to start. *fingers crossed*

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