A Double Book Launch with Sarah Henning & Natalie C. Parker

It's a double book launch!

There’s not much better in this world than a double rainbow. That is…except for a double book launch! And here’s some good news! We’ve got one of those coming up.

Head over to the Raven on August 2 at 7 p.m. to enjoy the sparkling iridescence of two brand new book covers from local authors—The King Will Kill You by Sarah Henning and The Devouring Wolf by Natalie C. Parker! Henning and Parker will be in conversation with one another about their writing for young readers, while we celebrate getting to dive into their new titles.

The King Will Kill You is the final installment in Henning’s YA fantasy trilogy, Kingdoms of Sand and Sky. The Devouring Wolf is Parker’s middle grade fantasy debut.

This event is free and open to the public. Attendance at in-person Raven events requires face masks and proof of vaccination against Covid-19.


About the Books

The King Will Kill You by Sarah Henning [contains spoilers for the first two books in the Kingdoms of Sand and Sky trilogy]

The Princess Bride meets Game of Thrones in this commercial YA trilogy from acclaimed fantasy author Sarah Henning.

The epic tale concludes with The King Will Kill You, as the newly-crowned Queen Amarande and Luca, her one true love, seek peace among the Kingdoms of Sand and Sky. But peace may not come easily, as the wartorn and regicidal kingdoms must confront a power-mad king determined to seize control of the continent and kill Amarande and Luca in the process.

Fans of Sarah J. Maas, Kristin Cashore, and Adrienne Young will love this kickass heroine and fast-paced fantasy adventure inspired by The Princess Bride.

The Devouring Wolf by Natalie C. Parker

"A perfect read for every kid and every kid at heart who's ever felt like they weren't enough. This story of family in all its many forms is as deliciously fun to read as it is deeply relevant."  —Julie Murphy, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dear Sweet Pea

A queer tale about kid werewolves, big bad mistakes, and terrifying creatures in Natalie C. Parker's exciting middle grade debut.

Little wolf, little wolf, here I come.

It's the eve of the first full moon of summer and twelve-year-old Riley Callahan is ready to turn into a wolf. Nothing can ruin her mood: not her little brother Milo’s teasing, not Mama N’s smothering, and not even Mama C’s absence from their pack’s ceremony. But then the unthink-able happens—something that violates every rule of wolf magic—Riley and four other kids don’t shift.

Riley is left with questions that even the pack leaders don’t have answers to. And to make matters far worse, it appears something was awoken in the woods that same night.

The Devouring Wolf.

The elders tell the tale of the Devouring Wolf to scare young pups into obedience. It’s a terrifying campfire story for fledging wolves, an old legend of a giant creature who consumes the magic inside young werewolves. But to Riley, the Devouring Wolf is more than lore: it’s real and it’s after her and her friends.


About the Authors

Sarah Henning is a recovering journalist who has worked for Palm Beach Post, Kansas City Star, and the Associated Press, among others. When not writing, she runs ultramarathons, hits the playground with her two kids, and hangs out with her husband Justin, who doubles as her long-suffering IT department. Find her at sarahhenningwrites.com.

Natalie C. Parker is the author and editor of several books for young adults, among them the acclaimed Seafire trilogy. Her work has been included on the NPR Best Books list, the Indie Next List, the TAYSHAS Reading List, and Junior Library Guild selections. Natalie grew up in a Navy family, finding home in coastal cities from Virginia to Japan. Now she lives with her wife on the Kansas prairie. Find her at nataliecparker.com.


 

 

Event date: 
Tuesday, August 2, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
809 Massachsetts St.
Lawrence, KS 66044
The King Will Kill You: The Kingdoms of Sand & Sky Book Three (Kingdoms of Sand and Sky #3) By Sarah Henning Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250841032
Availability: This book is in stock at our warehouse and will be at the Raven within 3-5 Business Days, once they've shipped it to us.
Published: Tor Teen - August 2nd, 2022

The Princess Bride meets Game of Thrones in this commercial YA trilogy from acclaimed fantasy author Sarah Henning.


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The Devouring Wolf By Natalie C. Parker Cover Image
$16.19
ISBN: 9780593203958
Availability: This book is in stock at our warehouse and will be at the Raven within 3-5 Business Days, once they've shipped it to us.
Published: Razorbill - August 2nd, 2022

"A perfect read for every kid and every kid at heart who's ever felt like they weren't enough. This story of family in all its many forms is as deliciously fun to read as it is deeply relevant."  —Julie Murphy, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dear Sweet Pea