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Jessica Cluess with Stephanie Garber

  • Kepler's Books 1010 El Camino Real Menlo Park, CA, 94025 United States (map)
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Magic and intrigue and monsters, oh my! Join us to celebrate Jessica Cluess and A Poison Dark and Drowning , the explosive sequel to last year’s A Shadow Bright and Burning.

Romantic and deliciously dark, prepare to be sucked into this monster-ridden, alternative England from page one. Henrietta is not the Chosen One, but she was brought to London to train with Her Majesty's sorcerers and stands at the center of the war against the Ancients. Now, the demons' leader has asked for her. There will be proposals and final reckonings in this fabulous sequel that takes familiar tropes and turns them into something new and exciting.

As Tamora Pierce says, this series is “Unputdownable. I loved the monsters, the magic, and the teen warriors who are their world’s best hope! Jessica Cluess is an awesome storyteller!” 

Jessica Cluess wrote A Shadow Bright and Burning, while working at a coffee shop and selling lattes to the rich and famous in Los Angeles. A graduate of Northwestern University, she uses her education to study the vast intricacies of the Victorian era before slapping sorcerers and monsters into the whole mess.

Jessica will be in conversation with Stephanie Garber, author of Caraval