NEW Book Trailer: Sword and Verse by Kathy Macmillan

Posted by The YA Book Traveler , Saturday, August 29, 2015 10:23 AM



Sword and Verse

by Kathy MacMillansa

Raisa was only a child when she was kidnapped and enslaved in Qilara. Forced to serve in the palace of the king, she’s endured hunger, abuse, and the harrowing fear of discovery: everyone knows she is Arnath, but not that Raisa is a Learned One, a part of an Arnath group educated in higher order symbols. In Qilara, this language is so fiercely protected that only the King, the Prince, and Tutors are allowed to know it. So when the current Tutor-in-training is executed for sharing the guarded language with slaves, and Raisa is chosen to replace her, Raisa knows that—although she may have a privileged position among slaves—any slip-up could mean death.

That would be challenging enough, but training alongside Prince Mati could be her real undoing. And when a romance blossoms between them, she’s suddenly filled with a dangerous hope for something she never before thought possible: more. Then she’s propositioned by the Resistance—an underground army of slaves—to help liberate the Arnath people. Joining the rebellion could mean freeing her people…but she’d also be aiding in the war against her beloved—an honorable man that she knows wants to help the slaves.

Working against the one she loves—and a palace full of deadly political renegades—has some heady consequences. As Raisa struggles with what’s right, she unwittingly uncovers a secret that the Qilarites have long since buried…one that, unlocked, could bring the current world order to its knees.

And Raisa is the one holding the key.

Book Trailer


I had seen this book around for a while but after talking to Nicola from Queen of the Bookshelves I got even more excited about this book. Kathy Macmillan has been super friendly on Twitter and was helpful in letting me know the inspirations behind Sword and Verse.

Here is the Pinterest Page Kathy created.


Fun Facts from Twitter:

Pronunciations: Kathy said she'd add a full list to her blog.

It seems most authors have some sort of music soundtrack while writing:


Imagery inspiration! I loved this!





Follow Kathy Macmillan on Twitter @kathys_quill


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6 Response to "NEW Book Trailer: Sword and Verse by Kathy Macmillan"

Emily @ Emily Reads Everything Says:

Another great trailer! Have you worked in video editing? You have a lot of skill there.

Faith Young Says:

Love this trailer! I definitely need to pick up Sword and Verse when it comes out. Thanks for sharing! :D

Pili Says:

Aaaaaah, awesome trailer once again!! I didn't know much about this book before, but now I'm both intrigued and excited!
Brilliant job Sarah!

The YA Book Traveler Says:

I did in college. Thank you for watching!

The YA Book Traveler Says:

I've heard nothing but amazing things about it!

The YA Book Traveler Says:

Thanks Pili! A few people who I know who've read it said it was amazing!

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