Join us on Saturday, January 18th, to welcome back local author Savanna Roberts with her collection of Young Adult novels!
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
As a traditional Quelmirian villager, Vivianna longs for something that will finally make her special. Instead, she finds a job at the palace serving the royal family. But life at the palace takes a turn when the King of Quelmir is murdered in cold blood.
Vivianna quickly finds herself entangled in a dangerous game of political intrigue, where the King’s ward and his lover have secrets to hide, an airship pirate and the Prince’s best friend have a past, and the attention of the Prince could land her in prison.
In Book One of the Quelmirian Duology, Vivianna learns that there are two sides to every story, including her own, and not all of them have happy endings.
Betrayed by the person they trusted the most, Vivianna and her friends have no choice but to flee Quelmir on Reeve’s airship.
With grief heavy on their shoulders, no allies, and no plan, they seek solace on the Baylan Isles, the only place they know Kallimene won’t follow. But on the Isles, they find more than safety — they find healing, friendship, and the courage to save Quelmir.
To defeat the traitor on the throne, all of them will be tested, Vivianna most of all. Will the gods grant her the power to help save the ones she loves, or will Quelmir fall into ruin?
2107. Newburgh, New York.
Winter is coming, more brutal than ever. The American people are starving and freezing to death. Meanwhile, the Jun police force continues to exert their power over everyone. They hoard food for themselves, get drunk on Elixir, and kill without mercy. The financial capital, New York City, ruled by the Chang Council, is the only refuge – but it would be suicide to make the sixty mile trek on foot during the winter.
Miriam needs to escape her past, and the walls of New York City are all that will keep it at bay.
Christina is very sick and requires the warmth and medicine New York City provides.
Penn wants the easy-going, protected life that comes with freedom from the Jun.
Calvin lost his parents to the same sickness that now grips his sister, and he can’t afford to lose someone else.
Rhianna just wants to have fun with the only family she’s ever known and is excited to go outside and experience the world.
Deric wants to save the ragtag group of orphans he calls his family, but he fears the price of the journey will be too high.
But when a tragic event happens to one of his family members, Deric decides to risk the journey to New York City in hopes that his family will finally have the safety and protection they deserve. It will be dangerous, but the group is willing to face it together.
If only their pasts would stay buried in the snow…