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Cassandra Clare for Sword Catcher

Monday 30th October 2023

St Swithin's Church, 37 The Paragon, Bath, Somerset BA1 5LY
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Join us for an evening with the internationally bestselling sensation, Cassandra Clare, to celebrate the highly anticipated release of Sword Catcher. A prince’s body-double and an outcast with forbidden magic join forces to expose a web of corruption and intrigue in the gilded city of Castellane in the enthralling adult fantasy debut from the author of the bestselling Shadowhunters Chronicles.

This event will be chaired by the wonderful Lucy Holland, author of Sistersong and Song of the Huntress. She is the co-host of the award-winning feminist podcast Breaking the Glass Slipper, which looks at women in fantasy, science fiction and horror.

In the vibrant city-state of Castellane, a young orphan named Kel is stolen from his old life to enter a new one of luxury and peril. He's to become Prince Conor Aurelian's body-double, shielding the Prince from all dangers. As his 'Sword Catcher,' he and Conor become close as brothers - yet Kel lives for one purpose: to die for Conor.

Lin Caster is an Ashkar physician, part of a community ostracised for its rare magical abilities. But events pull her and Kel together and into the web of the mysterious Ragpicker King who rules Castellane's criminal underworld.

Together, they'll discover an extraordinary conspiracy. But can forbidden love bring down a kingdom? And will their discoveries plunge their nation into war and the world into chaos?