Sunday, July 14, 2019

"Shadow & Flame"

Mindee Arnett is the acclaimed author of Onyx & Ivory and its sequel, Shadow & Flame, as well as Avalon and its sequel, Polaris. She lives on a horse farm in Ohio with her husband, two kids, and assorted animals.

Arnett applied the Page 69 Test to Shadow & Flame and reported the following:
Page 69 of the Shadow & Flame is definitely representative of the entire book. It’s the second page of chapter 4 and it involves an identify reveal / confirmation for a major character whose fate was in question up until this point. I don’t want to get any more specific because of spoilers.

Actually, the fact that there’s a huge spoiler on this page proves it’s definitely indicative of the rest of the book. I haven’t been able to talk about the book much because it’s a sequel to Onyx & Ivory and literally every part of it is some kind of spoiler. Of course, it’s not just because it’s a sequel but more because the book is super intense and action packed. In many ways, this is a war novel, and the stakes are high for every character. There are numerous heartbreaks and failures intermixed with hard won triumphs. Readers who enjoyed Onyx & Ivory need to hold on and brace themselves for Shadow & Flame. It’s going to be rough ride, but ultimately a satisfying one, I hope.
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The Page 69 Test: Onyx & Ivory.

--Marshal Zeringue