Justin Lee Anderson & Lucy Holland

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Blackwell's Bookshop | Edinburgh

Blackwell's Edinburgh South Bridge
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Justin Lee Anderson & Lucy Holland
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Join Justin Lee Anderson and Lucy Holland as they discuss their new books
About this Event

It is with high levels of anitipation that we look forward to welcoming bestselling authors, Justin Lee Anderson and Lucy Holland to the shop to chat about their equally striking, highly compelling and boldly fantastical new books, and . Join Justin and Lucy on Tuesday 9th April at 7pm.


The Lost War

The war is over, but peace can be hell. Demons continue to burn farmlands, violent mercenaries roam the wilds, and a plague is spreading. The country of Eidyn is on its knees. In a society that fears and shuns him, Aranok is the first mage to be named King's Envoy. And his latest task is to restore an exiled foreign queen to her throne. The band of allies he assembles each have their own unique skills. But they are strangers to one another, and at every step across the ravaged land, a new threat emerges, lies are revealed, and distrust could destroy everything they are working for. Somehow, Aranok must bring his companions together and uncover the conspiracy that threatens the kingdom-before war returns to the realms again.


Song of the Huntress

Britain, 60 AD. Hoping to save her lover and her land from the Romans, Herla makes a desperate pact with the Otherworld King. She becomes Lord of the Hunt and for centuries she rides, reaping wanderers' souls. Until the night she meets a woman on a bloody battlefield - a Saxon queen with ice-blue eyes.
Queen Æthelburg of Wessex is a proven fighter, but after a battlefield defeat she finds her husband's court turning against her. Yet King Ine needs Æthel more than ever: the dead kings of Wessex are waking, and Ine must master his bloodline's ancient magic if they are to survive.
When their paths cross, Herla knows it's no coincidence. Something dark and dangerous is at work in the Wessex court. As she and Æthel grow closer, Herla must find her humanity - and a way to break the curse - before it's too late.

We are bringing you this event in partnership with our friends at : Scotland's Festival of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Writing. be sure to save the date for Cymera 2024 on 31st May to 2nd June 2024.


Justin Lee Anderson was a professional writer and editor for 15 years before his debut novel Carpet Diem was published and won the 2018 Audie award for humour. His second novel, The Lost War, won the 2020 SPFBO award. Born in Scotland, he spent his childhood in the US thanks to his dad’s football (soccer) career, and also lived in the south of France for three years. He now lives with his family just outside his hometown of Edinburgh.

Lucy Holland is a former Waterstones bookseller and has a BA in English and Creative Writing from Royal Holloway. She went on to complete an MA in Creative Writing under Andrew Motion in 2010. Lucy lives in Devon and co-hosts Breaking the Glass Slipper, an award-winning feminist podcast. She is the author of Sistersong.


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Doors: 6.30pm, event starts: 7pm, please arrive early to secure a good seat.

Tickets are £3.00 and there is a Ticket & Book option which includes a signed copies of The Lost War by Justin Lee Anderson or Song on the Huntress by Lucy Holland.

The bookshop has level access, events are seated and speakers use microphones. If you have any concerns about accessibility, please do get in touch and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.

For more information or if you would like a signed copy because you can't make it to the event, please contact the Blackwell's events team on 0131 622 8222 or [email protected]




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Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Blackwell's Bookshop, 53-62 South Bridge, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Tickets

GBP 3.00 to GBP 25.00

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