IN STORE: Parnassus's Fantasy Readers Guild discusses The Foxglove King

Join Parnassus booksellers Jennifer Murray and Rachel Randolph for a discussion of Hannah Whitten's book The Foxglove KingThis is a free event which will take place in store on Sunday, July 28th at 6:30 PM Central Time. 

Special Announcement: This book club will be joined in person by the author!

PLEASE NOTE: This group is intended for those 18 and up. Most of this book club's selections include violent and mature themes due to the nature of Fantasy and Sci-Fi as a genre.

Registration is encouraged for this meeting. Please register for free by filling out the form below! 

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About the Book

In this lush, romantic epic fantasy series from a New York Times bestselling author, a young woman's secret power to raise the dead plunges her into the dangerous and glamorous world of the Sainted King's royal court.

When Lore was thirteen, she escaped a cult in the catacombs beneath the city of Dellaire. And in the ten years since, she's lived by one rule: don't let them find you. Easier said than done, when her death magic ties her to the city.

Mortem, the magic born from death, is a high-priced and illicit commodity in Dellaire, and Lore's job running poisons keeps her in food, shelter, and relative security. But when a run goes wrong and Lore's power is revealed, she's taken by the Presque Mort, a group of warrior-monks sanctioned to use Mortem working for the Sainted King. Lore fully expects a pyre, but King August has a different plan. Entire villages on the outskirts of the country have been dying overnight, seemingly at random. Lore can either use her magic to find out what's happening and who in the King's court is responsible, or die.

Lore is thrust into the Sainted King's glittering court, where no one can be believed and even fewer can be trusted. Guarded by Gabriel, a duke-turned-monk, and continually running up against Bastian, August's ne'er-do-well heir, Lore tangles in politics, religion, and forbidden romance as she attempts to navigate a debauched and opulent society.

But the life she left behind in the catacombs is catching up with her. And even as Lore makes her way through the Sainted court above, they might be drawing closer than she thinks.

Event date: 
Sunday, July 28, 2024 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
Parnassus Books
3900 Hillsboro Pike Suite 14
Nashville, TN 37215

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The Foxglove King (The Nightshade Crown #1) By Hannah Whitten Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316435093
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Orbit - December 26th, 2023