Author Event - Annette Lyon
We are pleased to present USA Today bestselling author Annette Lyon as she talks about her last book, a fantasy entitled Song Breaker, and her brand new historical thriller, The Girl in Gray. She will be available to sign copies afterward.
Song Breaker is a fantasy based on a Nordic myth which inspired Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings and Gandalf, himself.
When Aino gets cursed to wed the world's most powerful wizard, she realizes she'll be trapped forever unless she can break the spell in time. The idea of spending her life warming the bed of a wrinkled old man, separated from her secretly betrothed love, is horrifying, but that is the fate that awaits her since her brother lost his duel with the famed wizard Vane. The old man agreed to spare her brother's life in exchange for Aino's hand and the contract is sealed with magic that can only be undone by Vane himself.
She has sworn she would never marry against her will, so she must find a way to break the deep magic without exchanging one prison for another.
In November of 1939, Sini Toivola is sure of two things: her love for Marko Linna and her comfortable life in Helsinki, Finland. But when the massive Soviet army invades her beloved homeland and Marko spurns her affections, her life is turned upside down. Needing a fresh start, Sini decides to join the female volunteer corps--the Lotta Svard--and is sent to serve near the front lines. Service at a field hospital helps distract her until Sini discovers a Russian soldier lost behind their camp.
Duty requires that she turn him in, but her heart begs to keep him safe and help him escape. Torn between love for her country and love for her enemy, Sini recognizes that no matter her choice, heart-wrenching consequences await them all.