Friends, let’s take a short break from all the happenings in Augvocacy 2019 and let’s turn the spotlight towards on a stunning and brilliantly evocative Mahabharata-inspired space opera novel that successfully broke my heart. Is my description too specific?
Well, if you must know, I am referring to no other than the heart-wrenching sequel to Sangu Mandanna’s A Spark of White Fire, which is entitled A House of Rage and Sorrow.
It’s bewildering how I was caught off-guard when this book shattered my soul into bleeding pieces when the word sorrow is literally in the title. Nonetheless, I am extremely excited to feature A House of Rage and Sorrow (accompanied by loving shouts and a million exclamation points!!!!!!), as well as to organize a huge international blog tour for it.
Sangu Mandanna is one of my favorite people, and although it seems like I say that about almost every other person, I do think that the world does not deserve her. But more importantly, she is a goddess when it comes to storytelling, plot twists, and world-building. Admittedly, I only finished A House of Rage and Sorrow yesterday (which only took me 4 to 5 hours to devour) — but it exceeded my expectations and made me cry twice!
Seeing my name included in Sangu Mandanna’s acknowledgments also had me bawling like an embarrassing child. Y’all, I will never, ever regret going hard for her books. But I digress.
Learn more about the blog tour by reading the rest of this post, and participate through the hashtag #ATourOfRageAndSorrow. If you’d like to sign up for my future blog tours, you can also opt to sign up as a coffee bean for Caffeine Book Tours!
by Sangu Mandanna
read the full synopsis.
One kingdom. One crown. One family.
“Maybe it’s time the great House of Rey came to an end. After all, what are we now? Just a house of rage and sorrow.”
Esmae once wanted nothing more than to help her golden brother win the crown of Kali but that dream died with her best friend. Alexi broke her heart, and she vowed to destroy him for it. And with her sentient warship Titania beside her, how can she possibly fail?
As gods, beasts, and kingdoms choose sides, Alexi seeks out a weapon more devastating than even Titania. Past lives threaten the present. Old enemies claim their due. And Esmae cannot outrun the ghosts and the questions that haunt her. What really happened to her father? What was the third boon her mother asked of Amba? For in the shadows, lurking in wait, are secrets that will swallow her whole.
The House of Rey is at war. And the entire galaxy will bleed before the end.
CHARACTER NAMING CHALLENGE
For #ATourOfRageAndSorrow, we have an incredibly unique competition that you surely won’t want to miss! Get the chance to name one of the characters for the final installment in The Celestial Trilogy! Yep, you read that right. The author will select the winner herself after the 31st of August. (Note: Sangu Mandanna has the right to veto any names that are inappropriate or too iconic, no matter how funny.)
Everyone can enter and make character name suggestions! To enter this fun and creative challenge, follow the instructions in the following tweet: