Song of Silver, Flame like Night – Blog Tour Review

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the Song of Silver, Flame like Night Blog Tour hosted by Turn the Page Tours.

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About the Book

Title: Song of Silver, Flame like Night

Author: Amelie Wen Zhao

Publisher: Delacorte Press

Release Date:  January 3. 2023

Genres: YA Fantasy, mythology, Chinese folklore


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 fantasy series inspired by the mythology and folklore of ancient China.

Once, Lan had a different name. Now she goes by the one the Elantian colonizers gave her when they invaded her kingdom, killed her mother, and outlawed her people’s magic. She spends her nights as a songgirl in Haak’gong, a city transformed by the conquerors, and her days scavenging for what she can find of the past. Anything to understand the strange mark burned into her arm by her mother in her last act before she died.

The mark is mysterious—an untranslatable Hin character—and no one but Lan can see it. Until the night a boy appears at her teahouse and saves her life.

Zen is a practitioner—one of the fabled magicians of the Last Kingdom. Their magic was rumored to have been drawn from the demons they communed with. Magic believed to be long lost. Now it must be hidden from the Elantians at all costs.

When Zen comes across Lan, he recognizes what she is: a practitioner with a powerful ability hidden in the mark on her arm. He’s never seen anything like it—but he knows that if there are answers, they lie deep in the pine forests and misty mountains of the Last Kingdom, with an order of practitioning masters planning to overthrow the Elantian regime.

Both Lan and Zen have secrets buried deep within—secrets they must hide from others, and secrets that they themselves have yet to discover. 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.

Now the battle for the Last Kingdom begins.

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“She would no longer be the flower. She would be the blade.”

Lan watched her mother die 12 cycles ago and now she’s found herself being chased by an evil magician and in the company of a practitioner she never believed existed. She’s heard rumors and stories of men like Zen, men who could create illusion but never thought she’d ever find herself escorted across unfamiliar lands with one by her side. As Lan and Zen make their way to the Last Kingdom memories start to reveal the secrets of their pasts.

This book was beautiful. The writing and world building are well developed. The dynamic between the characters was so perfectly done and I enjoyed their interactions throughout the book. This was adventurous from beginning to end and I couldn’t stop reading. I liked how the author intertwined all the folklore around myths and magic really brought this book to another level.

I definitely recommend this and can’t wait to read the next in the series!


There are 2 copies of Song of Silver, Flame like Night available for giveaway, courtesy of the publisher!

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Author Bio

Amélie Wen Zhao(赵雯)was born in Paris and grew up in Beijing, where she spent her days reenacting tales of legendary heroes, ancient kingdoms, and lost magic at her grandmother’s courtyard house. She attended college in the United States and now resides in New York City, working as a finance professional by day and fantasy author by night. In her spare time, she loves to travel with her family in China, where she’s determined to walk the rivers and lakes of old just like the practitioners in her novels do.

Amélie is the author of the Blood Heir trilogy and the upcoming Song of Silver, Flame Like Night duology.

Amélie is represented by Peter Knapp of Park Literary & Media.

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