Song of The Last Kingdom - Song of Silver, Flame Like Night (Song of The Last Kingdom, Book 1)

By Amélie Wen Zhao

In a fallen kingdom, one girl carries the key to discovering the secrets of her nation’s past – and unleashing the demons that sleep at its heart. An epic new fantasy duology inspired by Chinese mythology.

Once, Lan had a different name. Now, she goes by the one the Elantian colonizers gave her. She spends her days scavenging for remnants of the past. For anything that might help her understand the strange mark burned into her arm by her mother, in her last act before she died.

No one can see the mysterious mark – until the night Zen appears at the teahouse and saves her life.

Zen is a practitioner, one of the fabled magicians of the Last Kingdom, whose abilities were rumoured to be drawn from the demons they communed with. Magic believed to be long lost. Magic to be hidden at all costs.

Both Lan and Zen have secrets buried deep within. Fate has connected them, but their destiny remains unwritten. Both hold the power to liberate their land. And both hold the power to destroy the world.

A ferocious tale of romance and fate, SONG OF SILVER, FLAME LIKE NIGHT is a gift to those seeking adventure with a mythological twist.

Perfect for fans of DAUGHTER OF THE MOON GODDESS by Sue Lynn Tan, THE FINAL STRIFE by Saara El-Arifi, and IRON WIDOW by Xiran Jay Zhao.

Format: Paperback
Release Date: 15 Feb 2024
Pages: 480
ISBN: 978-0-00-852140-0
Amélie (yes, like the movie!) has adored putting pen to paper since she was in kindergarten. Born in Paris and raised in a multicultural community in Beijing, Amélie has a bone-deep love for traveling and immersing herself in new worlds and cultures. She lives in New York City, working as a full-time financial professional by day, and writer at night.She hopes to empower young readers with messages of acceptance, strength, and courage through her works, and to continue to push the boundaries of young adult literature by exploring new, cross-cultural themes.

”'Devastatingly gorgeous. From the bustling, conquered port city to the mysterious school waiting in the mountains, each page of Song of Silver, Flame Like Night unfolds with a deliberate, skilled hand. Amélie Wen Zhao writes with a direct line to my heart” - Chloe Gong, #1 New York Times bestselling author of These Violent Delights

”'A gloriously rendered tale of power and what we’ll do to protect. Zhao serves the action, stunning visuals, and philosophical underpinnings of the xianxia genre in high style. Perfect for fans of The Untamed. I loved it!' ” - Shelley Parker-Chan, #1 Sunday Times bestselling author of She Who Became the Sun

”'Lyrical and richly imagined, Song of Silver, Flame Like Night brims with pure magic. Zhao has woven together a story of self-discovery, slow-burning romance, and heart-pounding revelations. I was swept away from the first page!” - Rebecca Ross, internationally bestselling author of A River Enchanted

”'Zhao weaves, within the pages of Song of Silver, Flame Like Night, an epic, masterfully rendered tale of reckoning and heritage that draws its readers into a world as rich as it is nuanced, and as intriguing as it is magical” - Ayana Gray, New York Times bestselling author of Beasts of Prey

”'Gorgeous, evocative, and thrilling, Song of Silver, Flame Like Night completely entranced me. The combination of the lush prose, intricate world building, and an utterly compelling plot kept me gripped from the very first page to the last. This is a delicious, decadent feast of a book full of magic, romance, and vengeance. I absolutely loved it” - Katherine Webber, author of Twin Crowns