Parnassus Books is thrilled to welcome Alisha Klapheke as she reads from and signs Waters of Salt and Sin.
A dangerous romance, a stolen sister, and the mythical treasure that could change everything.
To save her sister from starvation and hold on to her relationship with Calev—the high-caste friend she secretly loves—Kinneret sets out for a lost island of silver. But when a madman enslaves her sister, Kinneret must make a deal with the local ruler: Help the leader find the island and secure the ruler's place in history. In return, the ruler’s fighting sailors will rescue her sister.
Using Salt Magic to navigate cursed waters, Kinneret and Calev struggle to hide their taboo, caste-breaking feelings for one another, knowing if the ruler witnesses the attraction, she'll cancel the agreement. But when Calev makes a terrible mistake, Kinneret must choose between the life of her only remaining family member and saving the boy she loves from a traitor's death.
Alisha Klapheke is the author of the Uncommon World series. She began writing as a child and hasn't stopped since. When she isn't crafting new stories, she can be found teaching kids, teens, and adults Muay Thai kickboxing, Krav Maga, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and self defense at a Nashville martial arts school she and her husband own and operate. Traveling inspires much of Alisha's fiction. The varying art, architecture, foods, and rituals worldwide fuel her passion for creating fantastical people and places with heart and soul. This year, she is off to Japan for another adventure.