Brave the icy seas!
Get ready for an epic journey as Kristin Cashore introduces her newest book set in the Graceling Realm - Seasparrow. This will be a one-of-a-kind virtual event with a special Graceling Games pre-event for fans starting at 4:30 pm PT/7:30 pm ET via Zoom. Then at 5 pm PT/8 pm ET Kristin will be joined in conversation with author E K Johnston to discuss her inspiration and writing process. Separate Zoom registrations for the pre-event and discussion are required.
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Make the harrowing journey home with Queen Bitterblue's sister and spy, in the fifth novel in the bestselling Graceling Realm series.
Hava sails across the sea toward Monsea with her sister, the royal entourage, and the world's only copies of the formulas for the zilfium weapon she saved at the end of Winterkeep. During the crossing, Hava makes an unexpected discovery about one of the ship's crew, but before she can unravel the mystery, storms drive their ship off course, wrecking them in the ice far north of the Royal Continent. The survivors must endure a harrowing trek across the ice to make it back to Monsea. And while Queen Bitterblue grapples with how to carry the responsibility of a weapon that will change the world, Hava has a few more mysteries to solve--and a decision to make about who she wants to be in the new world Bitterblue will build.
About the author:
Kristin Cashore grew up in northeast Pennsylvania and earned her master's degree from the Center for the Study of Children's Literature at Simmons College. She lives in the Boston area. Her epic fantasy novels set in the Graceling Realm-- Graceling, Fire, Bitterblue, and Winterkeep--are all New York Times bestsellers and have won many awards.
Photo credit: Kevin Lin
About the moderator:
E.K. Johnston had several jobs and one vocation before she became a published writer. If she’s learned anything, it’s that things turn out weird sometimes, and there’s not a lot you can do about it. Well, that and how to muscle through awkward fanfic because it’s about a pairing she likes.
Her books range from contemporary fantasy to fairy-tale reimaginings, from hopeful sci-fi to quiet epics, and from small town Ontario to a galaxy far, far away. She has no plans to rein anything in.
You can follow Kate on Twitter (@ek_johnston) to learn more about her Dragon Age decisions than you really need to know, or on Tumblr (ekjohnston) and Instagram (ek_johnston) if you're just here for pretty pictures.
Photo credit: Provided by publisher
Wednesday, November 2 at 5:00 PM Pacific Time Register in advance for the event:
Signed book plates are provided for each book ordered through Once Upon A Time.
Hinds' illustrations bring to life the characters that have lived in my heart since the original publication of Cashore's Graceling. I can't wait to share this with long-time fans and new readers!
— From Staff Picks by Jessica