THE SILVER PEAR by Michelle Diener (October 1st, 2014)
About The Silver Pear:
An unlikely princess . . .
Kayla is determined to master her new-found abilities as a wild magic witch. She’s learning everything she can so she and her betrothed, Rane, can put a stop to the sorcerers who are recklessly gathering their power, building up their magic to take each other on in a war that will destroy the countries of Middleland.
An even more unlikely sorcerer . . .
Mirabelle’s father was one of the greatest sorcerers in Middleland, but when he used the magic in the silver pear to bespell his pregnant wife to give birth to the greatest sorcerer who would ever live, he never thought that child would be a girl. Mirabelle is nothing like a usual sorcerer, confounding every expectation, and when she comes to the rescue of Rane’s brother, Soren, she makes a decision few sorcerers would. She saves him, rather than herself, losing the silver pear in the process.
And using magic always exacts a price . . .
With war not just a possibility but simply a matter of time, there are no neutral parties and no fence-sitters in Kayla and Mirabelle’s new world. Everyone is either an ally or an enemy and there is a price to pay for everything. The question is, how high will it be?
Other book in the Dark Forest series: The Golden Apple
What Reviewers Are Saying:
“THE SILVER PEAR, [ ] is the action-packed conclusion to the story that made its debut in The Golden Apple.”
The Romance Reviews
“Michelle Diener writes impeccably peopled stories, set from South Africa to Scandinavia, and THE SILVER PEAR may be among her best. Fantasy fans should grab this up . . .”
“Really, if you read and loved The Golden Apple, you’re going to love the second installment in the Dark Forest set. If you haven’t picked up the first book I would definitely recommend reading it before tackling The Silver Pear but it’s not totally necessary because of the handy summary of events Michelle Diener has at the beginning of the novel. I can’t recommend both books enough so if you like unique fantasy with three dimensional characters and fascinating worlds, you can’t go wrong with either this book or the first book.” The Mad Reviewer