Launch Party for Brian Staveley’s Skullsworn

Brian Staveley’s next novel is coming out next week, and you can join him and Phoenix Books to celebrate its release! The Burlington bookstore will host an event on Thursday, April 27, at 7:00PM. Tickets are $3 per person, and will include a coupon for $5 off one of Staveley’s books.

Here’s what the book is about:

Pyrre Lakatur is not, to her mind, an assassin, not a murderer—she is a priestess. At least, she will be once she passes her final trial.

The problem isn’t the killing. The problem, rather, is love. For to complete her trial, Pyrre has ten days to kill the seven people enumerated in an ancient song, including “the one who made your mind and body sing with love / who will not come again.”

Pyrre isn’t sure she’s ever been in love. And if she fails to find someone who can draw such passion from her, or fails to kill that someone, her order will give her to their god, the God of Death. Pyrre’s not afraid to die, but she hates to fail, and so, as her trial is set to begin, she returns to the city of her birth in the hope of finding love . . . and ending it on the edge of her sword.

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