A warrior with a country to protect
Join New York Times bestselling author Livia Blackburne as she shares her newest YA novel Feather and Flame! Part of the Queen's Council series, this story takes the story of Mulan from Disney and retells it with a historical twist. Livia will be hosting two launches. The first will be virtual at 4:30 pm PT/7:30 pm ET via Zoom and then an in-person conversation at 7 pm with Alexandra Monir, author of Black Canary discussing writing, adaptations, and more. Feel free to attend one or both!
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About Feather and Flame: She brought honor on the battlefield. Now comes a new kind of war...
The war is over. Now a renowned hero, Mulan spends her days in her home village, training a militia of female warriors. The peace is a welcome one, and she knows it must be protected.
When Shang arrives with an invitation to the Imperial City, Mulan's relatively peaceful life is upended once more. The aging emperor decrees that Mulan will be his heir to the throne. Such unimagined power and responsibility terrifies her, but who can say no to the Emperor?
As Mulan ascends into the halls of power, it becomes clear that not everyone is on her side. Her ministers undermine her, and the Huns sense a weakness in the throne. When hints of treachery appear even amongst those she considers friends, Mulan has no idea whom she can trust.
But the Queen's Council helps Mulan uncover her true destiny. With renewed strength and the wisdom of those that came before her, Mulan will own her power, save her country, and prove once again that, crown or helmet, she was always meant to lead. This fierce reimagining of the girl who became a warrior blends fairy-tale lore and real history with a Disney twist.
About the author: New York Times bestselling author Livia Blackburne wrote her first novel while researching the neuroscience of reading at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Since then, she's switched to full time writing, which also involves getting into people's heads but without the help of a three tesla MRI scanner. She is the author of the Midnight Thief, and Rosemarked series, as well as the picture book I Dream of Popo.
About the moderator: Alexandra Monir is the Iranian-American author of the internationally bestselling novel The Final Six and five other books for young adults. Alexandra spent her teen years as a pop singer before publishing her debut novel, Timeless, and continues to write and record music. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, toddler son, and one fluffy Shih Tzu. To learn more about Alexandra, visit her online at alexandramonir.com, and follow her on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
Feather and Flame swag includes:
- A signed hardcover copy of Feather and Flame
- A signed book plate
- A signed bookmark
Register in advance for the virtual event:
Tuesday, June 14th at 4:30 PM Pacific Time/7:30 pm Eastern Time