You're invited to a Gothic tea party of epic proPOEtions with Mara Rutherford and Rebecca Ross!
Once upon a midnight dreary, while we pondered weak and weary
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore—
We found possibly our favorite YA release of this year: A Multitude of Dreams by Mara Rutherford! This absolutely enchanting retelling of Edgar Allan Poe's "Masque of the Red Death" has stolen our hearts, and we cannot wait to celebrate it with a Gothic tea party of epic proPOEtions with Mara Rutherford, herself, and our bookish bestie, Rebecca Ross!! Join us for this (not so) malicious masque and an evening filled with great books, inspiring authors, and suspiciously red tea...
Admission: $0 that's right, this event is free to attend! However, you must "purchase" a ticket for every person who plans to attend. Please reserve your spot here!
You must purchase a copy of A Multitude of Dreams from Little Shop in order to enter the signing line. Preorder your copy below!
Little Shop of Stories - Upstairs Event Space
About the Book:
The bloody plague is finally past, but what fresh horror lies in its wake?
Princess Imogen of Goslind has lived a sheltered life for three years at the boarded-up castle--she and the rest of its inhabitants safe from the bloody mori roja plague that's ravaged the kingdom. But Princess Imogen has a secret, and as King Stuart descends further into madness, it's at great risk of being revealed. Rations dwindle each day, and unhappy murmurings threaten to crack the facade of the years-long charade being played within the castle walls.
Nico Mott once enjoyed a comfortable life of status, but the plague took everyone and everything from him. If not for the generosity of a nearby lord, Nico may not have survived the mori roja's aftermath. But does owing Lord Crane his life mean he owes him his silence?
When Lord Crane sends Nico to search for more plague survivors in the castle, Nico collides with a princess who wants to break out. They will each have to navigate the web of lies they've woven if they're going to survive the nightmares ahead.
About the Author:
Mara Rutherford began her writing career as a journalist but quickly discovered she far preferred fantasy to reality. Originally from California, Mara has since lived all over the world with her diplomat husband and two sons. A triplet born on Leap Day, Mara holds a Master's degree in Cultural Studies from the University of London. Her favorite days involve books, tea, and Mishka (a small red muppet often mistaken for a dog). She is the author of the CROWN OF CORAL AND PEARL duology, LUMINOUS, THE POISON SEASON, and A MULTITUDE OF DREAMS.
"Dripping with bloody opulence, A Multitude of Dreams creeps up on you like a sly shadow. I couldn't guess at the horrors until it was too late to look away I loved this book." --Erin A. Craig, New York Times bestselling author of House of Salt and Sorrow