In the beginning, there were lovers: a winged deity of power and light, and a queen of grace and beauty. Phoenix was murdered, his beloved stolen away to the Whisper-world. But their passion inspired the Muses. Through great sacrifice, it could live again.
There are always six, mortal hosts for the divine. Battling spirits through the ages, they defy Darkness, Lord of the Dead. In 1867, a shadow rises. The tide turns against them, and all hope falls on a child of prophecy, an eerie, snow-white girl yet to be born. But her path must be cleared. A Great War is coming, and song, wind and stars whisper that the eighteen-year-old Beatrice Smith must give everything to prepare.
Reason: I'm a huge fan of Leanna and her whimiscal stories =) She's also one of the nicest authors I've been in contact with.
I very much enjoy Percy and the story of the Guard. This story however, takes place before Persephone is born and is provides some background on certain things revealed in Leanna's second novel.
I'm excited about the upcoming release although it's a few months away. I highly recommend Leanna's books so be sure to check them out!
Cover Discussion: I've come to really like the theme of The Strangely Beautiful series. I've even become quite attached to the awkward titles that seem to perfectly fit the books overall. This one is a lovely addition to the overall theme but I find the font size a little off.