I’m so excited to be a part of the book tour for Woods of Silver and Light by Victoria McCombs that is hosted by TBR and Beyond Tours. I was really excited to also be able to interview the author for this book!
How would you describe Woods of Silver and Light in just one sentence?
This is a story of what happens when Robin Hood goes too far.
Did anything initially inspire Woods of Silver and Light?
Anika, my main character, was the sister of the previous book’s main character, and she was so fun to write that I knew I wanted to give her a book. So I just thought of what trouble she could get into and came up with these dangerous woods that she’s drawn to.
Do you have a favorite scene or quote from the book?
I enjoyed the scene where Anika meets the sorceress in the Woods for the first time. There is a quote from there that goes: Her pale skin glowed like the moon and her ruby lips drew back into a thin smile. “Welcome. I’ve been waiting for you.”
Do you know from the beginning how your books will end or do you let your characters decide their journey?
I am a big fan of plotting out books! I wrote this one two years ago when I first learned how to plot, so all I knew for Woods was that one of the main characters would be dying and that there would be a build up to the final battle with the sorceress from the Woods. I left the specifics up to my characters.
Was there anything that was cut from the book that you were sad to see go?
I originally had two more of the characters killed at the end for their crimes (everyone in the book has a few crimes under their belts.) But at some advisement, I banished them instead.
Do you see yourself writing more in this series? If so, who would you love to base a story on?
I’ve already written the next two books! It’s a four book companion series, each with a few overlaying characters. The next is titled The Winter Charlatan, and there is a sneak peek at it in the back of Woods. It takes place in the frozen, northern mountains where magic runs more freely and a girl is fighting to take back the crown she has a claim to.
ABOUT THE BOOK
onin’s son is dead, and Maid Marion is gone. But a sorceress banished to the Woods can bring his son back if he and his Silver Raiders are willing to do something for her first. She finds there’s nothing Ronin Hood won’t do for his son…
Anika finds herself drawn to the mystery of the Woods and the thieves who live within, but the cost of associating with the Silver Raiders becomes higher than she’s willing to pay. The darkness of the Woods seeps into the Raider’s hearts, blurring the lines between hero and villain, until Anika’s fight for freedom turns into a fight to survive the magic of the trees that should have never been awoken.
This isn’t the tale of Robin Hood you remember.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Some of the things I love most in this world are peppermint hot chocolate, peanut butter ice cream, golﬁng dates, Jesus, and game nights with family. And of course, books.
Fairytales were my ﬁrst love. I became obsessed with the idea that if one was brave enough, they could defeat dragons, and that true love was real. I met my true love in college, and together we raise our two boys. I have my dad to thank for teaching me to love writing, and my mom to thank for allowing us to keep a wall of medieval weapons in the house, which curated my love for that time period.
My dream is to write vivid worlds and charming characters that will leave an imprint on my reader’s hearts, the way that so many books have done for me.
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One person will win an e-copy of The Storyteller’s Daughter and Woods of Silver and Light. The giveaway starts on February 8, 2021 and ends on February 15, 2021. To enter this giveaway, click here!