Happy Book Day to...QUEEN OF THE CONQUERED by Kacen Callender -- and if you're in PA, come see them in a conversation with me tonight!

Happy Book Day to...

by Kacen Callender!

Okay, TECHNICALLY, this came out yesterday. So it's a bit of a belated birthday. ^^;
 I wanted to post today, however, because I wanted to talk about a very special event taking place tonight!

I'm going to be in conversation with Kacen Callender tonight at 7 pm -- Details below!

If you love a gripping fantasy full of court intrigue and page-turning mystery, you're going to want to pick up QUEEN OF THE CONQUERED!

If you like authors such as V.E. Schwab, Kiersten White, Marlon James,, S.A. Chakraborty, Ken Liu, and Tasha Suri, this book is right up your wheelhouse!
(Also, I've read Schwab, White, Chakraborty, and Suri, but had better get on the other two now!)

Kacen Callender has previously written under their former name Kheryn Callender, and the books have been a mix of YA and MG contemporary titles. This is their first adult fantasy novel.

The world is inspired by the Caribbean Islands and deals with colonial oppression, the need for revenge, and, of course, a touch of magic!

When Sigourney is a child, her entire family is murdered solely for the color of their skin and the way the other Kongelig feel threatened by them. Sigourney manages to escape and hide out under a cousin's name, and now, as an adult, she has been invited to Hans Lollik Helle during the storm season. Her heritage is revealed, and the Kongelig once more feel threatened, especially the members who had a hand in murdering her family. After the storm season, the childless king will choose his successor from the members of the Kongelig, and someone is killing them -- and everyone is blaming Sigourney and her powerful kraft that allows her to see and control the thoughts of the people around her, or will she become the murderer's next victim? 

If you live in the PA/NJ/NYC tri-state area, I hope you're coming out to tonight's launch party (November 13th, 7 pm). Details are here, and I'm excited to be in conversation with Kacen Callender and chat about this new release!

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Author: Kacen Callender
Release Date: Nov. 12, 2019
Publisher: Orbit

An ambitious young woman with the power to control minds seeks vengeance against the royals who murdered her family, in a Caribbean-inspired fantasy world embattled by colonial oppression.

Sigourney Rose is the only surviving daughter of a noble lineage on the islands of Hans Lollik. When she was a child, her family was murdered by the islands’ colonizers, who have massacred and enslaved generations of her people—and now, Sigourney is ready to exact her revenge.

When the childless king of the islands declares that he will choose his successor from amongst eligible noble families, Sigourney uses her ability to read and control minds to manipulate her way onto the royal island and into the ranks of the ruling colonizers. But when she arrives, prepared to fight for control of all the islands, Sigourney finds herself the target of a dangerous, unknown magic.

Someone is killing off the ruling families to clear a path to the throne. As the bodies pile up and all eyes regard her with suspicion, Sigourney must find allies among her prey and the murderer among her peers... lest she become the next victim.

QUEEN OF THE CONQUERED reckons with the many layers of power and privilege in a lush fantasy world—perfect for readers of V. E. Schwab, Kiersten White, and Marlon James.