I had this beautiful model in mind while I was writing the book about Ava and Darius, but it wasn't until much later that I got brave enough to ask her to model for the cover. She so graciously agreed, and I'm thankful to her and all the lovely girls and women who lent their talents to help make these books available to readers.
The Stripling Warrior Novels have been a really special project to work on, and it only takes reading one or two to see why. Look for this seventh release Dec. 29, 2015.
Watching Sarai leave the village in tears was hard enough for Darius, but now everyone thinks it’s his fault. Stung by embarrassment and tired of disapproving village women and their wary daughters, Dare joins a group of spies loyal to the Chief Judges. But his new work takes him to dark places he wishes he’d never seen, and lately, he’s not so sure he isn’t turning into the person he’s been pretending to be.
When Ava followed her brother out of their tiny Lamanite village, she didn’t know he wasn’t planning to return. Stranded in the northern lands, she can’t go home, and she won’t make a life for herself among the enemies she hates. Lost in the strange culture and foreign words, Ava’s looking at a lonely future—when she isn’t stealing glances at Darius, the only Nephite man who isn’t uglier than a mangy dog.
But Dare disappears a lot. He has secrets, dark ones she can see in his eyes. His family wants to know where he goes.
And they want Ava to find out.