I don’t think it’s a secret that I adore Mary Pearson. I try to see her as often as I can and just went to her launch party for Dance of Thieves. So of course when I got the invite to ask Mary a question about the new book, I couldn’t resist.
Before we get to the question I got to ask Mary, let’s check out the book!
Title: Dance of Thieves
Author: Mary E. Pearson
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Pub Date: August 8th, 2018
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A new novel in the New York Times–bestselling Remnant Chronicles universe, in which a reformed thief and the young leader of an outlaw dynasty lock wits in a battle that may cost them their lives—and their hearts.
When the patriarch of the Ballenger empire dies, his son, Jase, becomes its new leader. Even nearby kingdoms bow to the strength of this outlaw family, who have always governed by their own rules. But a new era looms on the horizon, set in motion by a young queen, which makes her the target of the dynasty’s resentment and anger.
At the same time, Kazi, a legendary former street thief, is sent by the queen to investigate transgressions against the new settlements. When Kazi arrives in the forbidding land of the Ballengers, she learns that there is more to Jase than she thought. As unexpected events spiral out of their control, bringing them intimately together, they continue to play a cat and mouse game of false moves and motives in order to fulfill their own secret missions.
Sounds good, right?
My question was: What was your favorite part about returning to this world?
I loved having the chance to let readers see how the dust settled after events in the last book of the trilogy, and also give a glimpse of some of their favorite characters—I couldn’t wait to write those parts. I miss those characters! It was fun to see how their lives had changed and how some had grown up and were playing new roles.
But I especially loved teasing out more details of this world, giving yet another history that is a clue to who the Ancient people of the Remnant world really were. Also, the continent of the Remnant world is quite large and some territories like Hell’s Mouth and Tor’s Watch, are very remote and it was fun to show how they had their own unique features that weren’t seen in the first books. Giant flying flesh eating birds for one thing—it is a landscape that is different from the previous books—but all the people still live in the shadow of the Devastation that transformed history.
I always had the seed of Tor’s Watch in the back of my mind and the critical key it might hold to what happened to the Ancients so it was fun to actually explore some of those musings. Jase, who is the leader of the Ballenger dynasty and rules over Tor’s Watch has a very different perspective from the other kingdom’s histories—and a very different lineage. He claims to be a descendant of the most powerful ruler of the Ancient Remnant World. We’ll see how that plays out : )
Mary E. Pearson is the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of ten novels.
Her works include her latest trilogy, The Kiss of Deception, The Heart of Betrayal, and The Beauty of Darkness. The Adoration of Jenna Fox, and the other books in the series have been optioned for film, and A Room on Lorelei Street was a Golden Kite Award Winner. She writes full-time from her home office in California where she lives with her husband.
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Huge thanks to Fierce Reads for the invite. If you want to read more of Mary’s answers on Dance of Thieves, I have a full interview here.
Dance of Thieves is out now! Go forth and purchase!
Now, have you read Dance of Thieves yet? What did you think?
Awesome blog tour Stacee :D YAY for loving this author so much. <3 (I sadly did not like her first book, aaack, so haven't read her other ones. But I am curious :D) And this new one seems awesome :)