Prospect Lefferts Gardens Store:
Thursday, November 14, 7:30 PM
NYC Book Launch: Kacen Callender presents Queen of the Conquered
In conversation with K. Arsenault Rivera
In Queen of the Conquered, award-winning author Kacen Callender creates a Caribbean-inspired fantasy world embattled by colonial oppression. Sigourney Rose, an ambitious young woman with the power to control minds, seeks vengeance against the colonizers who murdered her family, enslaved her people, and named themselves rulers of her homeland. When the childless king of the islands declares that he will choose his successor from amongst eligible noble families, Sigourney uses her ability to read and control minds to manipulate her way onto the royal island and into the ranks of the ruling colonizers. But when she arrives, prepared to fight for control of all the islands, Sigourney finds herself the target of a dangerous, unknown magic. Callender’s first novel for adults, Queen of the Conquered reckons with the many layers of power and privilege in a lush fantasy world. Joining them in conversation is K. Arsenault Rivera, author of The Tiger's Daughter, The Phoenix Empress, and The Warrior Moon.