We're so excited to be today's stop on THE OPAL CROWN tour hosted by Rockstar Tours!
About The Book
Title: THE OPAL CROWN (The Opal Mask #2)
Author: Jenny Lundquist
Pub. Date: October 28, 2014
Publisher: Running Press Kids
Formats: Paperback, eBook
In the year since she was betrothed to the crown prince of Kyrenica, no one has suspected that the Masked Princess has been a decoy. That Elara, the secret twin sister, has been pretending to be
Princess Wilha all along. The royal family has kept Elara’s identity hidden from the world, and for the girls, swapping lives has not been easy. Galandra is quickly declining, and the sisters continue to be a pawn in the Guardian’s ever-changing endgames.
But the stakes rise when Elara and Wilha’s younger brother, Andrei, takes the Galandrian throne after their father's death, and he reveals the girls' deception to Kyrenica’s royal family. Viewed as traitors, Elara and Wilha realize they are now fighting for their lives—and for their country. However, with only one crown and one throne to overthrow, Elara and Wilha must decide who will become queen. Or rather, the next savior for their people.
The sequel to the Princess in the Opal Mask.
My Favorite Part of Writing Fantasy
I never intentionally set out to be a fantasy writer. My first two published books were middle grade contemporary, with a side of magical realism, and I thought I would just continue writing in that vein. But once I got the idea for The Opal Mask books and began to journal the characters of Elara and Wilha, I realized pretty quickly I was moving into the fantasy genre.
As I wrote, I realized it met a lot of needs in me. The Opal Mask books deal with the politics of war, border disputes, wealth vs privilege, and economics. These themes and issues are things we see every day in the headlines. From ISIS to Ebola, we are constantly bombarded with the heartbreaking things that happen in this world and, I know for me at least, there are times when I just have to change the channel, or stop reading CNN.