SOLD OUT: Cassandra Clare, author of Sword Catcher, in conversation with Gwenda Bond


Parnassus Books, in partnership with Nashville Public Library Foundation, is pleased to present an evening with Cassandra Clare in celebration of her new book, Sword Catcher, in conversation with Gwenda Bond.

This is a ticketed event and will take place in the auditorium of Nashville Public Library's main branch (615 Church Street, Nashville, TN 37219) on Wednesday, October 11th.

Auditorium doors will open at 6:00 and the event will begin at 6:30.


You must have a ticket to attend this event. Each ticket is $34.00 and includes one general admission seat, one signed copy of Sword Catcher, one Sword Catcher-branded tote bag, and one Lin Caster page overlay.

Every attendee needs their own ticket. There will be no admission to the auditorium or signing line without a ticket.

Signing Line Info:

Cassandra Clare will have a signing line immediately following her event.

  • During the signing line Cassandra will personalize (with names only, no special messages) ONE copy of Sword Catcher per audience member, which comes with your ticket
  • She will sign (NOT personalize) ONE additional book per audience member. This additional book can be either an additional copy of Sword Catcher or one of Cassandra's previous titles. Books can either be purchased from Parnassus Books or brought from home.

About the book:

Two outcasts find themselves caught in a web of forbidden love, dangerous magic, and dark secrets that could change the world forever in the start of a riveting epic fantasy series from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Shadowhunter Chronicles.

In the vibrant city-state of Castellane, the richest of nobles and the most debauched of criminals have one thing in common: the constant search for wealth, power, and the next hedonistic thrill.

Kel is an orphan, stolen from the life he knew to become the Sword Catcher—the body double of a royal heir, Prince Conor Aurelian. He has been raised alongside the prince, trained in every aspect of combat and statecraft. He and Conor are as close as brothers, but Kel knows that his destiny is to die for Conor. No other future is possible.

Lin Caster is one of the Ashkar, a small community whose members still possess magical abilities. By law, they must live behind walls within the city, but Lin, a physician, ventures out to tend to the sick and dying of Castellane. Despite her skills, she cannot heal her best friend without access to forbidden knowledge.

After a failed assassination attempt brings Lin and Kel together, they are drawn into the web of the mysterious Ragpicker King, the criminal ruler of Castellane’s underworld. He offers them each what they want most; but as they descend into his world of intrigue and shadow, they discover a conspiracy of corruption that reaches from the darkest gutters of Castellane to the highest tower of its palaces. As long-kept secrets begin to unravel, they must ask themselves: Is knowledge worth the price of betrayal? Can forbidden love bring down a kingdom? And will their discoveries plunge their nation into war—and the world into chaos?

About the author:

Cassandra Clare is the author of the #1 New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Publishers Weekly bestselling Shadowhunter Chronicles. She is also the co-author, with Holly Black, of the bestselling fantasy series Magisterium. The Shadowhunter Chronicles have been adapted as both a major motion picture and a television series. Her books have more than fifty million copies in print worldwide and have been translated into more than thirty-five languages. Cassandra lives in western Massachusetts with her husband and three fearsome cats.

About Gwenda Bond:

Gwenda Bond is the New York Times bestselling author of many novels, including the first official Stranger Things novel, Suspicious Minds, as well as the Match Made in Hell, Lois Lane, and Cirque American series. She lives in a hundred-year-old house in Lexington, Kentucky, with her husband, author Christopher Rowe, and a veritable zoo of adorable doggos and queenly cats.

Event date: 
Wednesday, October 11, 2023 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
Nashville Public Library
615 Church Street
Nashville, TN 37219