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In-Store Event - Xiran Jay Zhao in discussion with Kiersten White

Event date: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022 - 2:30pm

Xiran Jay Zhao in discussion with Kiersten White

A Ticketed In-Store Event Signing!

This is a TICKETED, IN-STORE EVENT that will consist of a 30 minute discussion with the authors, followed by a book signing. 


Purchasing a copy of ZACHARY YING AND THE DRAGON EMPEROR or any other of Xiran's available books through Mysterious Galaxy will get you a numbered ticket for the signing line after the event.  Those who have not purchased a book through us are still welcome to get their books signed, but will have to wait until after the numbered line has finished. Purchasing your books through us allows us to continue to host author events, so we thank you in advance for your support!

How to order a signed copy of ZACHARY YING AND THE DRAGON EMPEROR or other available books by Xiran Jay Zhao or Kiersten White

  1. Add the book(s) to your cart

  2. At checkout in the "order comments" box write "signed only" or to whom your book(s) should be personalized (i.e. "To: Ms. Galaxy"). Requests for anything beyond a name, like a note or quote, are up to the authors' discretion and are not guaranteed. Orders must be placed by 12pm pt on the day of the event (May 15th). Please call the store if you wish to purchase a book, or add/alter personalization to an existing order, after this time.
About the Authors
XIRAN JAY ZHAO (they/them) is the #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of the Iron Widow series. A first-gen Hui Chinese immigrant from small-town China to Vancouver, Canada, they were raised by the internet and made the inexplicable decision to leave their biochem degree in the dust to write books and make educational content instead. You can find them on Twitter ( for memes, Instagram ( for cosplays and fancy outfits, TikTok ( for fun short videos, and YouTube ( for long videos about Chinese history and culture.

KIERSTEN WHITE is the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of The Camelot Rising trilogy, THE DARK DESCENT OF ELIZABETH FRANKENSTEIN, the Slayer series, the And I Darken trilogy, and many more novels. She lives with her family near by the beach and keeps all her secrets safely buried in her backyard, where they are guarded by a ferocious tortoise named Kimberly.


Zachary Ying never had many opportunities to learn about his Chinese heritage. His single mom was busy enough making sure they got by, and his schools never taught anything except Western history and myths. So Zack is woefully unprepared when he discovers he was born to host the spirit of the First Emperor of China for a vital mission: sealing the leaking portal to the Chinese underworld before the upcoming Ghost Month blows it wide open.

The mission takes an immediate wrong turn when the First Emperor botches his attempt to possess Zack’s body and binds to Zack’s AR gaming headset instead, leading to a battle where Zack’s mom’s soul gets taken by demons. Now, with one of history’s most infamous tyrants yapping in his headset, Zack must journey across China to heist magical artifacts and defeat figures from history and myth, all while learning to wield the emperor’s incredible water dragon powers.

And if Zack can’t finish the mission in time, the spirits of the underworld will flood into the mortal realm, and he could lose his mom forever.


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