ONLINE: Juno Dawson with Lana Harper

Juno Dawson, bestselling novelist, screenwriter, and journalist, joins us for a virtual event to share her debut adult epic fantasy novel, HER MAJESTY'S ROYAL COVEN. It's A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES meets THE CRAFT as Dawson explores gender and the corrupting nature of power in a delightful and provocative story of magic and matriarchy, friendship and feminism. You may know Juno from HBO's I MAY DESTROY YOU! Joining Juno for the event is Lana Harper, New York Times bestselling author of PAYBACK'S A WITCH. Grab your laptop and come sit for a spell, as Juno and Lana discuss HER MAJESTY'S ROYAL COVEN. Save your spot in the free event below. 

Juno has kindly signed bookplates for customers who order HER MAJESTY'S ROYAL COVEN from An Unlikely Story, while supplies last. 

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A Discovery of Witches meets The Craft in this epic fantasy about a group of childhood friends who are also witches.

If you look hard enough at old photographs, we’re there in the background: healers in the trenches; Suffragettes; Bletchley Park oracles; land girls and resistance fighters. Why is it we help in times of crisis? We have a gift. We are stronger than Mundanes, plain and simple.

At the dawn of their adolescence, on the eve of the summer solstice, four young girls--Helena, Leonie, Niamh and Elle--took the oath to join Her Majesty's Royal Coven, established by Queen Elizabeth I as a covert government department. Now, decades later, the witch community is still reeling from a civil war and Helena is the reigning High Priestess of the organization. Yet Helena is the only one of her friend group still enmeshed in the stale bureaucracy of HMRC. Elle is trying to pretend she's a normal housewife, and Niamh has become a country vet, using her powers to heal sick animals. In what Helena perceives as the deepest betrayal, Leonie has defected to start her own more inclusive and intersectional coven, Diaspora. And now Helena has a bigger problem. A young warlock of extraordinary capabilities has been captured by authorities and seems to threaten the very existence of HMRC. With conflicting beliefs over the best course of action, the four friends must decide where their loyalties lie: with preserving tradition, or doing what is right.

Juno Dawson explores gender and the corrupting nature of power in a delightful and provocative story of magic and matriarchy, friendship and feminism. Dealing with all the aspects of contemporary womanhood, as well as being phenomenally powerful witches, Niamh, Helena, Leonie and Elle may have grown apart but they will always be bound by the sisterhood of  the coven.

Juno Dawson is a bestselling novelist, screenwriter, and journalist. Juno’s books include the global bestsellers, This Book is Gay and Clean. She also writes for television and has multiple shows in development both in the UK and US. An occasional actress and model, Juno appeared on HBO's I May Destroy You. This is her adult debut.

Lana Harper is the New York Times bestselling author of Payback’s a Witch. Writing as Lana Popović, she is the author of four YA novels about modern-day witches and historical murderesses. Born in Serbia, she grew up in Hungary, Romania, and Bulgaria before moving to the US, where she studied psychology and literature at Yale University, law at Boston University, and publishing at Emerson College. She recently moved to Chicago with her family.

Wednesday, June 1, 2022 - 6:00pm
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Her Majesty's Royal Coven: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143137146
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - May 31st, 2022

What's the T?: The Guide to All Things Trans and/or Nonbinary Cover Image
ISBN: 9781728254036
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Published: Sourcebooks Fire - June 7th, 2022

This Book Is Gay Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781728254326
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Published: Sourcebooks Fire - September 7th, 2021

Payback's a Witch (The Witches of Thistle Grove #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593336069
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Published: Berkley - October 5th, 2021

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ISBN: 9780593336083
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Published: Berkley - May 17th, 2022