I’m so excited to be a part of the book tour for Silver in the Mist 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 Silver in the Mist in one sentence?
A spy who lives in a world of dying magic must infiltrate the royal court of the neighboring country and steal the magic she needs.
Can you introduce us to the main character(s) of Silver in the Mist?
Devlin is aroace and she’s the daughter of the Whisperer, the head spy of Aris. Devlin’s father was killed in action when she was young and after that her mother grew distant, so Devlin was left to grow up in the world of spies. She is very stubborn and determined to do whatever it takes to make sure that her country is the one that’ll survive in the end.
Lochlan, Milla, and Alyse are the main secondary characters. Lochlan is non-binary and they’re Devlin’s partner in crime. They’re also a burned-out caster. Milla has lived most of her life undercover at the enemy court, and she loves fashion and painting. Alyse is the strongest caster on either side of the continent and she’s also a complete cinnamon roll.
Do you know from the beginning how your books will end or do you let your characters decide their journey?
I am a planner all the way through. Before I put any words on the page, I grab my stack of cue cards and carefully plan out the entire novel scene by scene. Of course, sometimes the plan changes as I write, but I still tend to have a very clear idea of the entire plot before I start writing.
Do you have a favorite scene, moment, or quote from the book?
My favorite quote is, “Burn the rules”. For a favorite moment, a lot of them are quite spoiler-y, but one that isn’t is when Devlin is first finding her way around court. It was a lot of fun having her try to figure out how to be a lady of the court, which was not a natural persona for her.
What is something readers will find in Silver in the Mist that they may not realize based on the synopsis?
That there is queer representation (the main point-of-view character is aroace and two of the other main characters are non-binary and lesbian). Also, that the book has absolutely no romance in it.
What’s something you hope readers will take away from Silver in the Mist?
I hope readers will take away a sense of just how strong we all are, and how strong we can be when we work together.
What are three books you would recommend if someone enjoyed Silver in the Mist?
I would recommend Tarnished are the Stars by Rosiee Thor, Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller, and Trickster’s Choice by Tamora Pierce (also, This Golden Flame by Emily Victoria).
ABOUT THE BOOK
Eight years ago, everything changed for Devlin: Her country was attacked. Her father was killed. And her mother became the Whisperer of Aris, the head of the spies, retreating into her position away from everyone… even her daughter.
Joining the spy ranks herself, Dev sees her mother only when receiving assignments. She wants more, but she understands the peril their country, Aris, is in. The malevolent magic force of The Mists is swallowing Aris’s edges, their country is vulnerable to another attack from their wealthier neighbor, and the magic casters who protect them from both are burning out.
Dev has known strength and survival her whole life, but with a dangerous new assignment of infiltrating the royal court of their neighbor country Cerena to steal the magic they need, she learns that not all that glitters is weak. And not all stories are true.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Emily Victoria is an aroace Canadian prairie girl who writes young adult science fiction and fantasy. When not word-smithing, she likes walking her over-excitable dog, drinking far too much tea, and crocheting things she no longer has the space to store. Her librarian degree allows her to take home far too many books.