Cinda Williams Chima-Deathcaster (Shattered Realms)

Cinda Williams Chima


New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cinda Williams Chima writes fantasy for teens of all ages, including the Heir Chronicles and the Seven Realms series. Her critically acclaimed books have appeared on numerous state awards lists. She lives in Ohio with her family, and she is always working on her next novel.


Legacy and Loss

The past casts a long shadow over the heroines of both Cinda Williams Chima's Deathcaster and Erin Craig's House of Salt and Sorrow. In Deathcaster, the final installment in the Shattered Realms series, Alyssa battles to live up to her legacy as the last of the Gray Wolf line and the only one who can save the Seven Realms. In House of Salt and Sorrows, Annaleigh must discover what has become of her sisters, and if her family bears the burden of a terrible curse.

Moderator: Terra McVoy

Terra Elan McVoy is the author of six young adult novels (Simon Pulse) and two middle grade (Katherine Tegen Books). She is the former manager of Little Shop of Stories, was Program Director of the AJC Decatur Book Festival, and has even answered fan mail for Captain Underpants. Her master’s degree is from Florida State University in Creative Writing. She has taught both adults and young people in a variety of courses, including the Yale Writers Workshop, Smith College Young Women’s Writing Workshop, and Agnes Scott College’s Agnes Writes program, among others. Her novel, Criminal, was a 2014 Edgar Award Finalist. In her free time, she really loves moderating panels with amazing authors.

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Deathcaster (Shattered Realms)

In this indispensable conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Shattered Realms series, master storyteller Cinda Williams Chima delivers spellbinding action, bittersweet reunions, and dazzling revelations.

Warrior Alyssa ana’Raisa would do anything to protect her home, the Fells, and her legacy, the Gray Wolf line. But as a prisoner of Empress Celestine, Lyss is forced to turn her fearsome talents as an army commander against her beloved homeland. Refusal would swiftly lead to her death, and her death would end the Gray Wolf line.

In Lyss’s absence, Fellsmarch Castle swarms with intrigue, deception, and a primordial threat. Destin Karn, a southern spymaster with a hidden agenda of his own, might be the queendom’s only hope of defeating the forces aligned against the Seven Realms . . . as well as the enemies within the castle.

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