IN-PERSON: Kristin Cashore

Kristin Cashore introduced us to Katsa, a heroine who can kill anyone with her bare hands in her debut novel, Graceling, published in 2008. Featuring an unforgettable cast of characters paired with elegant and evocative prose, Graceling has been translated into thirty-three languages and is on Time Magazine’s list of the 100 Best YA Books of All Time. A New York Times bestseller, it is the winner of the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children’s Literature and a finalist for the William C. Morris Award and the Andre Norton Award. To our great delight, Kristin joins us for the launch of SEASPARROW, the fifth novel in the Graceling Realm. If you haven't read this series yet, start now so you'll be caught up by November 1st. Trust us, you'll be happy you did. Then reserve your spot for our event with Kristin Cashore where she'll talk about SEASPARROW, everything Graceling, answer audience questions and sign books. 

The fifth novel in the bestselling Graceling Realm series is told from the point of view of Hava, Queen Bitterblue’s sister and spy, and chronicles the harrowing journey back to Monsea.

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.

Praise for SEASPARROW: 

·       “The unexpected release of the fourth book in the world, Winterkeep, delighted me last year, but it's Seasparrow that gave me a moment I'd been waiting on for over a decade. And yes, it was a moment that involved me openly sobbing at my desk when I read it.” – BuzzFeed  

·       “Cashore is a fantasy writer like no other, and we’d wait a lot longer than 21 months for a chance to return to the magical worlds and intricate stories that have become her hallmark.” – BookPage  

·       Within her fantasy world, Cashore never shies away from showing the charming mundanities of the everyday and the brutal realities of the harshness of wilderness and emotions as well as exploring how enduring trauma shapes a person and a kingdom…. A harrowing, rewarding tale of survival. - Kirkus 

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, andWinterkeep—are all New York Times bestsellers and have won many awards.  

Tuesday, November 1, 2022 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
111 South Street
Plainville, MA 02762
Seasparrow (Graceling Realm) By Kristin Cashore Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984816672
Availability: Available to Order
Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - November 1st, 2022

Winterkeep (Graceling Realm) By Kristin Cashore Cover Image
ISBN: 9780147513113
Availability: Available to Order
Published: Dial Books - January 4th, 2022

Fire (Graceling Realm) By Kristin Cashore Cover Image
ISBN: 9780142415917
Availability: Available to Order
Published: Penguin Books - January 25th, 2011

Bitterblue (Graceling Realm) By Kristin Cashore Cover Image
ISBN: 9780142426012
Availability: Available to Order
Published: Penguin Books - September 17th, 2013

Graceling (Graceling Realm #1) By Kristin Cashore Cover Image
ISBN: 9780547258300
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Clarion Books - September 7th, 2009