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In Firelight, I might have left a few loose ends. Okay, more than a few! In Firelight, you met Jacinda, a draki — a descendant of dragons with the ability to shift into human form. And Jacinda is even something more, something special (as if being a draki isn’t special enough). She’s the last fire-breather of her kind. Under constant pressure, i.e., being told what to do, where she can and can’t go, and that she should “bond” with Cassian — the pride’s heir apparent — she longs for freedom. With her every move watched, she flees to the mortal world with her family. And there, struggling to adapt to the human world, she meets Will. Beautiful Will. Only Jacinda knows Will's dark secret: He and his family are hunters. She should avoid him at all costs. But when she feels her inner draki slipping away (if it dies she will be left as a human forever) she'll do anything to prevent that. Even if it means getting closer to her most dangerous enemy. 

Spoiler alert: When Will is knocked off a cliff, Jacinda flies after him, exposing herself and revealing the secret of the draki. Firelight ends with a heartbroken Jacinda leaving the human world to return to the pride with her family — oh, and Cassian (who do you think knocked Will off the cliff?).

Full of romance, suspense and danger … Vanish picks right up where Firelight ends, opening with Jacinda and her family and Cassian rushing back to the pride … and the burning questions: Will she ever see Will again? What will the hunters do now that they know about the draki? About Jacinda?

The tagline for Firelight very aptly reads: 

A hidden truth.
Mortal enemies.
Doomed love.

And the tagline for Vanish is ever more apt, reading:

An Impossible Romance.
Bitter Rivalries.
Deadly Choices. 

I’ve had such a wonderful time writing this series! It has everything I love as a reader and writer. Romance, suspense and danger mixed in with a dose of paranormal. Jacinda’s teen experience is so universal, too … everyone, no matter what stage in life, can relate to a protagonist struggling to find herself and her place in the world.  

- Sophie Jordan


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