It is with great excitement that Kate @ Your Tita Kate and I announce we are organizing a read-along for A Spark of White Fire by Sangu Mandanna starting on August 4th! The sequel, A House of Rage and Sorrow, comes out on September 3 and we thought it was the perfect time to host a read-along and get everyone ready for the sequel’s release.
This book is one of my favorite reads and is a retelling of the Mahabharata. If you enjoy political intrigue, space operas, complex characters, and amazing world-building A Spark of White Fire is for you! But don’t take my word for it…
Raised alone and far away from her home on Kali, Esmae longs to return to her family. When the King of Wychstar offers to gift the unbeatable, sentient warship Titania to a warrior that can win his competition, she sees her way home: she’ll enter the competition, reveal her true identity to the world, and help her famous brother win back the crown of Kali.
It’s a great plan. Until it falls apart.
Inspired by the Mahabharata and other ancient Indian stories, A Spark of White Fire is a lush, sweeping space opera about family, curses, and the endless battle between jealousy and love.
The Reading Schedule
Are you ready to join us for this readalong?! We’ve broken down the book into four weekly sections. 🏹🐟
August 4 – 10: Chapters 1-10
August 11 – 17: Chapters 11-20
August 18 – 24: Chapters 21-31
August 25 – 31: Chapters 32-end
We encourage you to read along with us and share your thoughts with the #SparkAlong hashtag! I will be hopping on the Twitter hashtag every Sunday to discuss what happened and everyone’s thoughts. If there is interest in a group chat on Discord or Twitter, let me know and I’ll create one!
If you want to help us spread the word about the #SparkAlong, we have created the images below for you to use on social media. The graphics can be downloaded from this Google Drive folder.
Whether you are re-reading before the sequel comes out in September or reading this book for the first time, we hope that you will join us on August 4th!
Let’s go on another adventure together!