Thu 3/30, 7pm
Roshani Chokshi discusses her new YA novel A Crown of Wishes
Featuring a panel with Ryan Graudin, author of The Walled City and Wolf By Wolf
A beautiful, lush fantasy from the author of The Star-Touched Queen.
Gauri, the princess of Bharata, has been taken as a prisoner of war by her kingdom’s enemies. Faced with a future of exile and scorn, Gauri has nothing left to lose. Hope unexpectedly comes in the form of Vikram, the cunning prince of a neighboring land and her sworn enemy kingdom. Unsatisfied with becoming a mere puppet king, Vikram offers Gauri a chance to win back her kingdom in exchange for her battle prowess. Together, they’ll have to set aside their differences and team up to win the Tournament of Wishes – a competition held in a mythical city where the Lord of Wealth promises a wish to the victor.
Reaching the tournament is just the beginning. Once they arrive, danger takes on new shapes: poisonous courtesans and mischievous story birds, a feast of fears and twisted fairy revels.
Every which way they turn new trials will test their wit and strength. But what Gauri and Vikram will soon discover is that there’s nothing more dangerous than what they most desire.
Roshani Chokshi is the New York Times bestselling author of The Star-Touched Queen, recently named a finalist for the Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy. A Crown of Wishes was named an Entertainment Weekly and Teen Vogue "Most Anticipated YA Novel of 2017".
Ryan Graudin was born in Charleston, South Carolina with a severe case of wanderlust. When she's not traveling, she's busy writing and spending time with her husband and wolf dog. She is the author of the All That Glows series, The Walled City, and Wolf by Wolf. You can visit her online at ryangraudin.com.