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Holly Black and Susan Dennard sign in San Diego

Event date: 
Friday, February 16, 2018 - 7:00pm

Mysterious Galaxy presents a Fantastic Evening with Holly Black and Susan Dennard! The duo of best-selling authors will share the magic of their new releases with readers, in conversation with Mysterious Galaxy's own Kaitlyn Foster. Holly's latest, The Cruel Prince, is a Constance and Maryelizabeth pick, and the first in a new series. Sightwitch is a novella-length story from Susan's Witchlands. 

Holly Black is the author of bestselling contemporary fantasy books for kids and teens. Some of her titles include The Spiderwick Chronicles (with Tony DiTerlizzi), The Modern Faerie Tale series, the Curse Workers series, Doll Bones, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, the Magisterium series (with Cassandra Clare) and The Darkest Part of the Forest. She has been a finalist for an Eisner Award, and the recipient of the Andre Norton Award, the Mythopoeic Award and a Newbery Honor. She currently lives in New England with her husband and son in a house with a secret door. 

Susan Dennard has come a long way from small-town Georgia. Working in marine biology, she got to travel the world -- six out of seven continents (she'll get to Asia one of these days!) -- before she settled down as a full-time novelist and writing instructor. She is the author of the Something Strange and Deadly series, as well as the Witchlands series, which includes the New York Times bestselling Truthwitch and Windwitch. When not writing, she can be found hiking with her dogs, slaying darkspawn on her Xbox, or earning bruises at the dojo.


Tickets Now Available!

How to order books & tickets:

This is a ticketed event. Tickets to the signing line are given only with the purchase of  The Cruel Prince or Sightwitch from Mysterious Galaxy. Tickets are numbered, indicating your place in the signing line, and are sold on a first-come basis.  You may purchase your book on our website, in-store, or over the phone, but all books must be paid in full in order to receive a ticket. If you have already purchased a copy of The Cruel Prince from Mysterious Galaxy and would like to attend, please come in or call with your receipt number and you will be issued a ticket for the event. 

Online orders:

1) You must enter payment method. Books ordered without payment using the 'pay in store' option will not be issued a ticket or guaranteed a book until actual payment is made.

2) Note your intent to attend in the comments section at checkout. 
You'll be able to pick up your book and ticket from Mysterious Galaxy the day of the event, February 16th, 2018 at 10:00 AM.

Other limitations may apply. The event itself is free and open to the public. Seating is first-come first-served 30-40 minutes before the start of the event. The number of books the author will sign during an event always depends, but typically authors will sign their newest book plus, 1-2 other titles. If you have more books than that you'd like signed, we ask that after your initial pass in the line, you return to the line for a second and final pass at the end once, at which point, you are limited to 10 books total.For more details and answers to your questions, please see our FAQ on Events, or contact a Mysterious Galaxy bookseller at 858-268-4747.


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The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316310277
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - January 2nd, 2018

The Cruel Prince is a tale that leaves you wickedly smiling
with an insatiable craving for the second book to be in your
hands. If you have never read Holly Black, now is the perfect
time to start. She writes devastatingly beautiful yet cruel Fae
that inexplicably enthrall you, pulling you deeper and deeper
into their world, when truly the only thing you should feel
towards them is fear. Be careful though, for as our protagonist
finds out, a human will never belong in their glittering courts
and is viewed as little more than
entertainment. Oh, what a twisted thing
we become in the attempt to surpass our

Sightwitch: A Tale of the Witchlands Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250183521
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Tor Teen - February 13th, 2018

From New York Times bestselling author Susan Dennard, Sightwitch is an illustrated novella set in the Witchlands and told through Ryber's journal entries and sketches.

Before Safi and Iseult battled a Bloodwitch...

Before Merik returned from the dead...

Ryber Fortiza was a Sightwitch Sister at a secluded convent, waiting to be called by her goddess into the depths of the mountain. There she would receive the gift of foretelling. But when that call never comes, Ryber finds herself the only Sister without the Sight.

Years pass and Ryber's misfit pain becomes a dull ache, until one day, Sisters who already possess the Sight are summoned into the mountain, never to return. Soon enough, Ryber is the only Sister left. Now, it is up to her to save her Sisters, though she does not have the Sight--and though she does not know what might await her inside the mountain.

On her journey underground, she encounters a young captain named Kullen Ikray, who has no memory of who he is or how he got there. Together, the two journey ever deeper in search of answers, their road filled with horrors, and what they find at the end of that road will alter the fate of the Witchlands forever.

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The Darkest Part of the Forest Cover Image
Currently unavailable, email or call for more information.
ISBN: 9780316213080
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - January 19th, 2016

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316213097
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - August 12th, 2014

Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale (The Modern Faerie Tales) Cover Image
Currently unavailable, email or call for more information.
ISBN: 9780689867040
Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - April 1st, 2004

Ironside: A Modern Faerie Tale (The Modern Faerie Tales) Cover Image
Currently unavailable, email or call for more information.
ISBN: 9780689868214
Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - July 1st, 2008

Windwitch: The Witchlands Cover Image
ISBN: 9780765379306
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Tor Teen - January 10th, 2017

Truthwitch: The Witchlands Cover Image
ISBN: 9780765379290
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tor Teen - January 10th, 2017

Something Strange and Deadly (Something Strange and Deadly Trilogy #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062083272
Availability: Backordered
Published: HarperTeen - June 25th, 2013