Tuesday, March 12, 2019

"The Queen's Resistance"

Rebecca Ross was born and raised in Georgia, where she continues to reside with her husband, her lively Australian Shepherd, and her endless piles of books. She loves coffee, the night sky, chalk art, maps, the mountains, and growing wildflowers in her yard. And a good story, of course.

Ross applied the Page 69 Test to her new novel, The Queen’s Resistance, and reported the following:
Page 69 of my second book, The Queen’s Resistance, holds one of my favorite lines in the entire novel. This book is a sequel to my debut, The Queen’s Rising, and is a dual narrative between two of my characters, Brienna and Cartier. Their POV chapters alternate with one another, and page 69 happens to be in one of Brienna’s chapters.

Brienna is struggling to find her place among her new family, the MacQuinns of Maevana, and is beginning to feel like she does not belong, despite the fact that she was adopted by Lord MacQuinn. On page 69, she is writing a letter to one of her best friends, who she ardently misses, and she hears her friend say to her (and this is the quote I love): “You are a daughter of Maevana. You are made of ancient songs and stars and steel.”

Brienna claims that promise and it becomes a guiding light to her as the story progresses and she begins to face multiple challenges and heartbreaks and triumphs. The Queen’s Resistance is truly a novel that centers on justice, restoration and healing as well as forgiveness and finding one’s place. Brienna comes to realize—as does Cartier—that it is not only blood that holds people together but love and sacrifice and beliefs and ideals.
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