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St. Martin’s Publishing Group and TOR are honored to present “An Evening with Jay Kristoff and Christopher Paolini” to celebrate the hardcover release of EMPIRE OF THE VAMPIRE and the upcoming paperback release of TO SLEEP IN A SEA OF STARS. Jay and Christopher will be joined by bookseller Samantha Hendricks from Schuler Books on Tuesday, September 14th at 7 PM PT/10 PM ET via Zoom Webinar to discuss their books, writing for young adults and adults, and much more. Click here to register for the free event to receive the Zoom link. 

Attendees who order their copies from us will receive exclusives:
- Hardcover copies of EMPIRE OF THE VAMPIRE will be signed and customers will receive an exclusive PDF of a deleted scene from the book.
- Paperback copies of TO SLEEP IN A SEA OF STARS will come with a signed bookplate from Christopher Paolini. 

From New York Times bestselling author Jay Kristoff comes Empire of the Vampire, the first illustrated volume of an astonishing new dark fantasy saga.

From holy cup comes holy light;
The faithful hand sets world aright.
And in the Seven Martyrs’ sight,
Mere man shall end this endless night.

It has been twenty-seven long years since the last sunrise. For nearly three decades, vampires have waged war against humanity; building their eternal empire even as they tear down our own. Now, only a few tiny sparks of light endure in a sea of darkness.

Gabriel de León is a silversaint: a member of a holy brotherhood dedicated to defending realm and church from the creatures of the night. But even the Silver Order could not stem the tide once daylight failed us, and now, only Gabriel remains.

Imprisoned by the very monsters he vowed to destroy, the last silversaint is forced to tell his story. A story of legendary battles and forbidden love, of faith lost and friendships won, of the Wars of the Blood and the Forever King and the quest for humanity’s last remaining hope:

The Holy Grail.

Now a New York Times and USA Today bestseller!

Winner of Best Science Fiction in the 2020 Goodreads Choice Awards!

To Sleep in a Sea of Stars is a brand new epic novel from #1 
New York Times bestselling author of Eragon, Christopher Paolini.

Kira Navárez dreamed of life on new worlds.

Now she's awakened a nightmare.

During a routine survey mission on an uncolonized planet, Kira finds an alien relic. At first she's delighted, but elation turns to terror when the ancient dust around her begins to move.

As war erupts among the stars, Kira is launched into a galaxy-spanning odyssey of discovery and transformation. First contact isn't at all what she imagined, and events push her to the very limits of what it means to be human.

While Kira faces her own horrors, Earth and its colonies stand upon the brink of annihilation. Now, Kira might be humanity's greatest and final hope . . .

Jay Kristoff is a #1 international, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of fantasy and science fiction. He is the winner of eight Aurealis Awards, an ABIA, has over one and a half a million books in print and is published in over thirty five countries, most of which he has never visited. He is as surprised about all of this as you are. He is 6’7 and has approximately 11,500 days to live. He does not believe in happy endings.

Christopher Paolini was born in Southern California and has lived most of his life in Paradise Valley, Montana. He published his first novel, Eragon, in 2003 at the age of nineteen, and quickly became a publishing phenomenon. His Inheritance Cycle—Eragon and its three sequels—have sold nearly 40 million copies worldwide. To Sleep in a Sea of Stars is his first adult novel.

Samantha Hendricks is the Event Coordinator for Schuler Books and Nicola’s Books, a group of three of the largest independently owned bookstores in the country. Always looking for the next creative challenge and how to make each event memorable, her co-workers have been known to call her a little “extra”. When she’s not hosting (currently virtual) events you’ll find her reading the next great memoir or a picture book with her little ones. She likes her coffee cold, tea hot, and believes that food is it’s own love language.

Event date: 
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 10:00pm
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Empire of the Vampire Cover Image
By Jay Kristoff, Bon Orthwick (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781250245281
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: St. Martin's Press - September 14th, 2021

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To Sleep in a Sea of Stars Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250762924
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Tor Books - October 19th, 2021

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