Stand-alone YA Fantasy


A warrior and a scribe–two sisters with an unbreakable bond.

After eight years, Evadne will finally be reunited with her older sister, Halcyon, who has been serving in the queen’s army. But when Halcyon unexpectedly appears a day early, Eva knows something is wrong. Halcyon has charged with a heinous crime, and though her life is spared, she is sentenced to 15 years. 

Suspicious of the charges, brought forth by Halcyon’s army commander, as well as the details of the crime, Eva volunteers to take part of her sister’s sentence. If there’s a way to absolve Halcyon, she’ll find it. But as the sisters begin their sentences, they quickly learn that there are fates worse than death.

Advanced Praise for SISTERS OF SWORD & SONG

“Classical heroism in a magical antiquity makes for a fresh read.”

Kirkus Reviews

“An immersive new fantasy that readers will want to curl up with. Will fascinate and draw in both fantasy readers and mythology lovers alike. This lyrical novel will have an eager, built-in audience in fans of “The Queen’s Rising”  duology and will find new readers for Ross as well.”

–School Library Journal (starred review)

Sisters of Sword and Song is an intimate portrait of sisterhood and the feminine spirit. Ross’s delicate prose paints strong, yet vulnerable characters in Evadne and Halcyon that will capture readers from the start.”

  –Adrienne Young, New York Times bestselling author of Sky in the Deep

“I adored this magical story about the unbreakable bond between sisters.” 

–Kristen Ciccarelli, internationally bestselling author of The Last Namsara

“A beautifully-crafted story of sacrifice, growth, and redemption, with the fierce bond between sisters at its heart.” 

–Elly Blake, New York Times bestselling author of the Frostblood Series

“An exquisitely beautiful, heartfelt tale of magic, love, and family. Ross’s masterful storytelling kept me enthralled from the very beginning to the perfectly rendered ending. And yet I find myself wanting more time with these fierce and inspiring pair of sisters.”  

–Mindee Arnett, author of Onyx and Ivory

“Lyrical and limned with magic, Sisters of Sword and Song is a gorgeously crafted alchemy of gods, mages, and a lush world you will wish was real.”

–Heather Lyons, author of The Collectors’ Society

U.S. & World Publishers

U.S. / HarperTeen / June 23, 2020


U.K. / N.Z. / AUSTRALIA / HarperCollins / June 25, 2020

BRAZIL / Record

ITALY / Piemme

SPAIN / LATIN AMERICA / Urano / January 2021

TURKEY / Dogan Egmont

THE NETHERLANDS / Luitingh-Sijthoff



ISRAEL / Yediot Books

POLAND / Wydawnictwo Kobiece Lukasz Kierus

ROMANIA / Corint

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