YA author event with Holly Black, author of The Wicked King

Parnassus Books is thrilled to welcome New York Times bestselling young adult author Holly Black for a discussion and signing of her new book, The Wicked King, the enchanting and bloodthirsty sequel to The Cruel Prince. Read on for important event guidelines as well as more information about Holly and her newest book!

Event Guidelines

This event is free and open to the public. To meet the author and have books brought from home signed at this event, you must purchase your copy of The Wicked King from Parnassus Books, either in-store, over the phone, or online (scroll down). The Wicked King will be published on Tuesday, January 8. Your book purchase will include a ticket that will admit you into the signing line at the event.

The best way to support an author featured at a Parnassus event, as well as to support Parnassus for hosting the author and the event, is to purchase the author's new book from Parnassus. Your purchase also demonstrates to publishers that they should continue sending authors to Parnassus and to Nashville. 

Video recording, audio recording, and/or live-streaming during author appearances and signings is not possible without prior written permission from the publisher and Parnassus Books.

Can't make it to the event, but still want to purchase an autographed or personalized book? Place your order below, enter "signed copy" plus any personalization details in the comments section of your order, and we'll have the authors sign your books and ship them to you after the event!

More about The Wicked King

You must be strong enough to strike and strike and strike again without tiring. 
The first lesson is to make yourself strong. 

After the jaw-dropping revelation that Oak is the heir to Faerie, Jude must keep her younger brother safe. To do so, she has bound the wicked king, Cardan, to her, and made herself the power behind the throne. Navigating the constantly shifting political alliances of Faerie would be difficult enough if Cardan were easy to control. But he does everything in his power to humiliate and undermine her even as his fascination with her remains undiminished. 

When it becomes all too clear that someone close to Jude means to betray her, threatening her own life and the lives of everyone she loves, Jude must uncover the traitor and fight her own complicated feelings for Cardan to maintain control as a mortal in a Faerie world.

More about Holly Black

Holly Black is the bestselling author of contemporary fantasy novels, including Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale and the #1 New York Times bestselling Spiderwick series. She has been a finalist for the Mythopoeic Award and the Eisner Award, and the recipient of the Andre Norton Award. Holly lives in Massachusetts with her husband, Theo, in a house with a secret library.

Event date: 
Friday, January 11, 2019 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
Parnassus Books
3900 Hillsboro Pike, Suite 14
Nashville, TN 37215
The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air #2) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316310352
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - January 8th, 2019