Welcome to my stop on The Orphan Queen blog tour! I’ll be telling you about the hunky dreamboat, Black Knife.
Black Knife actually prefers to use a plain, black-handled sword. He arms himself with several other weapons, including a handheld crossbow and knife, but in spite of his name, it’s the sword he’s really known for.
Black Knife is a mystery through most of this book. He dresses in all black, with a silk mask concealing his face. He is kind of a Batman-esque vigilante. He craves justice, and he wants nothing more than to help his people. There are messages scrawled for him through the town, punctuated by a drawing of a black knife. The messages range from thanking Black Knife for good deeds he has done, while others admonish him for doing the law’s work. The people love him; the people hate him. The question throughout the book is: who is Black Knife? When you find out, you’ll freak.
Title: The Orphan Queen
Author: Jodi Meadows
Series: The Orphan Queen #1
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release Date: March 10, 2015
Wilhelmina has a hundred identities.
She is a princess. When the Indigo Kingdom conquered her homeland, Wilhelmina and other orphaned children of nobility were taken to Skyvale, the Indigo Kingdom’s capital. Ten years later, they are the Ospreys, experts at stealth and theft. With them, Wilhelmina means to take back her throne.
She is a spy. Wil and her best friend, Melanie, infiltrate Skyvale Palace to study their foes. They assume the identities of nobles from a wraith-fallen kingdom, but enemies fill the palace, and Melanie’s behavior grows suspicious. With Osprey missions becoming increasingly dangerous and their leader more unstable, Wil can’t trust anyone.
She is a threat. Wraith is the toxic by-product of magic, and for a century using magic has been forbidden. Still the wraith pours across the continent, reshaping the land and animals into fresh horrors. Soon it will reach the Indigo Kingdom. Wilhelmina’s magic might be the key to stopping the wraith, but if the vigilante Black Knife discovers Wil’s magic, she will vanish like all the others,
Jodi Meadows introduces a vivid new fantasy full of intrigue, romance, dangerous magic, and one girl’s battle to reclaim her place in the world.
Jodi Meadows lives and writes in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, with her husband, a Kippy*, and an alarming number of ferrets. She is a confessed book addict, and has wanted to be a writer ever since she decided against becoming an astronaut. She is the author of the INCARNATE Trilogy and the forthcoming ORPHAN QUEEN Duology (HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen).
*A Kippy is a cat.
And, on a personal note, I also know that Jodi loves cookies. She has also admitted that reader tears are a main ingredient in her cookie recipes.
I hope you enjoyed this spot on the blog tour! As stated above, this book releases TOMORROW, March 10, 2015. You need to camp outside of Barnes & Noble for this one. Also, Twitter has an #OrphanQueenSupportGroup to help you through this. Tweet us/them when you finish. We will be there with digital hugs and cookies. Don’t look to Jodi for comfort; she enjoys when you cry. Check my review for my thoughts on this book!