TEEN EVENT
Sabaa Tahir: A Reaper at the Gates
Renée Ahdieh: Smoke in the Sun

7PM WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13
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Bestselling authors Sabaa Tahir and Renée Ahdieh visit Tempe with their latest young adult novels.

Tahir presents the third installment of her Ember Quartet and Ahdieh shares the sequel to the bestselling Flame in the Mist
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TICKET PACKAGES→ VIP Package: $42.09 + fees: One (1) copy of A Reaper at the Gates, one (1) copy of Smoke in the Sun, admission for one (1) person to an EXCLUSIVE pre-event Meet & Greet with Sabaa and Renée (get pictures taken, mingle, plus extras). Also, be the among the first to get your books signed. LIMIT 20. → Book Bundle 1: $21.57 + fees: One (1) copy of A Reaper at the Gates, one (1) entry into the signing line, and admission for one (1) person. → Book Bundle 2: $20.53 + fees: One (1) copy of Smoke in the Sun, one (1) entry into the signing line, and admission for one (1) person. → Signing Line Voucher: FREE: One (1) entry into the signing line and admission for one (1) person.
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EVENT GUIDELINES
  • CHECK-IN at the front information counter in Changing Hands Tempe between 6 and 7pm.
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CAN'T MAKE IT? Call 480.730.0205 to order a signed copy of A Reaper at the Gates and Smoke in the Sun and we'll have it signed and reserved for you. We also ship anywhere in the US and to most international locations!


ABOUT THE BOOKS
A Reaper at the Gates:
Beyond the Martial Empire and within it, the threat of war looms ever larger.

Helene Aquilla, the Blood Shrike, is desperate to protect her sister's life and the lives of everyone in the Empire. But she knows that danger lurks on all sides: Emperor Marcus, haunted by his past, grows increasingly unstable and violent, while Keris Veturia, the ruthless Commandant, capitalizes on the Emperor's volatility to grow her own power--regardless of the carnage she leaves in her path.

Far to the east, Laia of Serra knows the fate of the world lies not in the machinations of the Martial court, but in stopping the Nightbringer. But in the hunt to bring him down, Laia faces unexpected threats from those she hoped would help her, and is drawn into a battle she never thought she'd have to fight.

And in the land between the living and the dead, Elias Veturius has given up his freedom to serve as Soul Catcher. But in doing so, he has vowed himself to an ancient power that demands his complete surrender--even if that means abandoning the woman he loves.

Smoke in the Sun:
After Okami is captured in the Jukai forest, Mariko has no choice--to rescue him, she must return to Inako and face the dangers that have been waiting for her in the Heian Castle. She tricks her brother, Kenshin, and betrothed, Raiden, into thinking she was being held by the Black Clan against her will, playing the part of the dutiful bride-to-be to infiltrate the emperor's ranks and uncover the truth behind the betrayal that almost left her dead.

With the wedding plans already underway, Mariko pretends to be consumed with her upcoming nuptials, all the while using her royal standing to peel back the layers of lies and deception surrounding the imperial court. But each secret she unfurls gives way to the next, ensnaring Mariko and Okami in a political scheme that threatens their honor, their love and the very safety of the empire.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS
SABAA TAHIR is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of An Ember in the Ashes and its sequel, A Torch Against the Night. She grew up in California's Mojave Desert at her family's eighteen-room motel. There, she spent her time devouring fantasy novels, raiding her brother's comic book stash, and playing guitar badly. She began writing An Ember in the Ashes while working nights as a newspaper editor. She likes thunderous indie rock, garish socks, and all things nerd. Sabaa currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family.

RENÉE AHDIEH is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In her spare time, she likes to dance salsa and collect shoes. She is passionate about all kinds of curry, rescue dogs, and college basketball. The first few years of her life were spent in a high-rise in South Korea; consequently, Renée enjoys having her head in the clouds. She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with her husband and their tiny overlord of a dog. She is the author of Flame in the Mist as well as the #1 New York Times bestselling The Wrath and the Dawn and its sequel, The Rose and the Dagger.
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