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Seasparrow
By (author): Kristin Cashore
Kristin Cashore

Imprint:

Dutton Books for Young Readers

ISBN:

9781984816672

Product Form:

Hardcover
Hardcover
English

Audience:

Young Adult : Age (years) 14, Grade (US) 9
Nov 01, 2022
$29.99 CAD
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Dimensions:

8.5in x 6 x 1.7 in | 1.63 lb

Page Count:

624 pages
Dutton Children's Books
Dutton Books for Young Readers
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fantasy / Epic
The fifth novel in the bestselling Graceling Realm series is told from the point of view of Hava, Queen Bitterblue’s sister and spy, and chronicles the harrowing journey back to Monsea.

Hava sails across the sea toward Monsea with her sister, the royal entourage, and the world’s only copies of the formulas for the zilfium weapon she saved at the end of Winterkeep. During the crossing, Hava makes an unexpected discovery about one of the ship’s crew, but before she can unravel the mystery, storms drive their ship off course, wrecking them in the ice far north of the Royal Continent. The survivors must endure a harrowing trek across the ice to make it back to Monsea. And while Queen Bitterblue grapples with how to carry the responsibility of a weapon that will change the world, Hava has a few more mysteries to solve —and a decision to make about who she wants to be in the new world Bitterblue will build.

An early return of a beloved, groundbreaking series that transformed the fantasy market. This will be the shortest gap between books in the fourteen year history of the series.



Graceling: the Graphic Novel comes out in November. Expanding formats will grow the audience. 



Winterkeep debuted on the NYT series list. The Graceling audience remains loyal.



A gripping story of betrayal and survival. Cashore twists her plot with characteristic daring, combining all the series’s beloved fantasy qualities with a riveting humans-against-nature story.



Cashore’s trademark unforgettable characters. Kristin’s heroic characters demonstrate the empathy, hope, and kindness that make readers want their stories to never end. 



Political and social complexity. Bitterblue continues to evolve as a monarch while Hava forces her to confront the injustices that persist in Monsea.



The blue foxes are back. The telepathic blue foxes of Winterkeep play a key role in Seasparrow



A new narrative style. Hava has been an important character lurking in the shadows since she was introduced in Bitterblue. In Seasparrow, she will be the series first-ever first-person narrator. 

Kristin Cashore grew up in northeast Pennsylvania and earned her master’s degree from the Center for the Study of Children’s Literature at Simmons College. She lives in the Boston area. Her epic fantasy novels set in the Graceling Realm—Graceling, Fire, Bitterblue, and Winterkeep—are all New York Times bestsellers and have won many awards. 

Author Residence: Cambridge, MA

Marketing: Graceling Realm 9-copy prepack with L-card (9780525489573; $116.91, $161.91 CAN) (includes 3 copies each of Fire 9780142415917, Bitterblue 9780142426012, and Winterkeep 9780147513113)  

On sale 9/27/22 

Seasparrow 8-copy floor display with riser (9780525489580; $175.92, $231.92 CAN) 

On sale 11/2/22 

National media campaign 

Consumer advertising campaign 

Major online promotion and social media outreach 

Librarian and educator outreach 

"I may be biased, as Cashore has been my self-proclaimed favorite author for over a decade, but this book quite literally made me sob at my desk at one moment, so longtime (and newer-to-the-series) fans will be extremely thrilled."—Buzzfeed

"Seasparrow is a cathartic story, one that allows its heroine to understand how much she’s been through and how much she needs....I hope there’s more Hava yet to come."—Molly Templeton for Tor.com

"Cashore never shies away from showing the charming mundanities of the everyday and the brutal realities of the harshness of wilderness and emotions as well as exploring how enduring trauma shapes a person and a kingdom.... A harrowing, rewarding tale of survival."—Kirkus Reviews

"Cashore's Graceling books have hit bestseller lists and kept readers fascinated for almost 15 years. This fifth installment promises the same."—Booklist Reviews

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Seasparrow 8-copy SIGNED Floor Display w Riser Kristin Cashore 9780525489580 $239.92 CAD Nov 01, 2022

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