As usual, S.A. Archer has created incredible characters that grab you and drag you into their world. Kelly - Reading the Paranormal review blog
I don't think these guys can write anything I don't love! Cassie - Gathering Leaves review blog
S.A. Archer keep them coming! I am hooked! Kira - The Book Lover's Realm
I can't say enough about this series. If you like urban fantasy then stop right now. You can't get better than this. - S
From the Author
Q&A with S.A. Archer
Q: Who is Sin?
Archer: Sin is the only 'lesser fey' currently at the Red Branch school for knights. She's earned her way in, a feat very few lesser fey have ever accomplished. Now, her future depends on once more overcoming social and magical limitations to stand among the knights. Her quest, though, only starts there. What begins as personal ambition turns far more intense, with not only her future at stake, but that of the entire fey race.
Q: Who is Finley Connelly?
Archer: Finley is a complicated character, who goes from a young man with the brightest of futures, through the darkest of transformations. The journey is intense, unexpected, and far reaching. The relationship between Finley and Sin transcends friendship, or even romance.
Q: So why Scotland?
Archer: In The Sidhe series we spent most of our time in Ireland and on the Isle of Man, where the battle lines are drawn between the fey and the wizards, but there have been hints that Scotland holds some significance and some secret. In Knights of the Red Branch you get to discover a different environment which is far more populated with fey, and hidden agendas, than either side has guessed. It's a magical place, in reality, and makes it the perfect venue for the Celtic magic to thrive in this story.
Q: The Sidhe series has been gaining in popularity. Why are you starting a new series?
Archer: These characters demanded to tell their stories, which is usually how it goes for us when we are writing. It's the voices of the characters that wake me up in the middle of the night and drive me out to the computer to start typing. Sin and Finley were like this. The novel was written in a month, without any clue as to where it was leading. While this story is powerful, and stands well on its own, it does tie into The Sidhe series, answering questions and with appearances from characters familiar to the fans of that series. Although, it should be noted, that you don't have to have read that series to read this one. Sin and Finley's story also allowed us to write something more along the lines of intense, action adventure YA (young adult), exploring the magic and the danger of this world through fresh eyes.
Q: Who are you writing for?
Archer: The young adult fantasy and action genre is popular not only with teenagers, but adults that enjoy that perspective of a young person coming-of-age in a difficult time, fighting to establish their identities, and make a difference in their world. Readers of series like Divergent, the Maze Runner, and Mortal Instruments love these types of books that will keep them reading well into the night because they just have to see what will happen next. The outcome is unpredictable and epic.