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Leigh and Claribel Tell the Truth

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Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Charis welcomes #1 New York Times bestselling author and the creator of the Grishaverse, Leigh Bardugo, for "Leigh and Claribel Tell the Truth," a fans-only celebration of all things Grishaverse in honor of the publication of The Lives of Saints.

Out of the pages of the Shadow and Bone trilogy, from the hands of Alina Starkov to yours, with beautiful illustrations by Daniel J. Zollinger, this replica of The Lives of Saints, the Istorii Sankt’ya, features tales of saints drawn from the beloved novels and beyond. 

With full-color illustrations accompanying each story, this anthology includes miracles and martyrdoms from familiar saints like Sankta Lizabeta of the Roses and Sankt Ilya in Chains, to the strange and obscure stories of Sankta Ursula, Sankta Maradi, and the Starless Saint.

This is a ticketed event! Ticket includes The Lives of Saints + signed bookplate. You may attend by purchasing a copy of the book from Charis Books & More and using the code you receive at purchase to register for the event on crowdcast. Codes are not transferable. 

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Leigh Bardugo is the New York Times bestselling author of Ninth House and the creator of the Grishaverse (coming soon to Netflix) which spans the Shadow and Bone trilogy, the Six of Crows duology, the King of Scars duology, and The Language of Thorns— with more to come. Her short stories can be found in multiple anthologies, including Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy. Leigh grew up in Southern California and graduated from Yale University. These days she lives and writes in Los Angeles.

Claribel A. Ortega is a former reporter who writes YA & MG fantasy inspired by her Dominican heritage. When she’s not busy turning her obsession with eighties pop culture, magic and video games into books, she’s streaming on her Twitch and Youtube gaming channel, Radbunnie or helping authors navigate publishing with her consulting business GIFGRRL. Claribel has been featured on Buzzfeed, Bustle, Good Morning America and her first book is being made into a feature film.

Claribel’s debut middle grade novel GHOST SQUAD is out now from Scholastic

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The Lives of Saints Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250765208
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Imprint - October 6th, 2020

Enter the world of the Grishaverse and Shadow and Bone, soon to be a Netflix original series!

The Shadow and Bone Trilogy Boxed Set: Shadow and Bone, Siege and Storm, Ruin and Rising Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250196231
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Published: Square Fish - November 14th, 2017

All three books in Leigh Bardugo's New York Times-bestselling Shadow and Bone Trilogy are now available together in a beautiful paperback boxed set.

Six of Crows Boxed Set: Six of Crows, Crooked Kingdom Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250211101
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Square Fish - October 16th, 2018

The gripping Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom duology from #1 New York Times bestselling YA author Leigh Bardugo, is now available in a stunning paperback boxed set.

Ninth House Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250313072
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Flatiron Books - October 8th, 2019


The mesmerizing adult debut from Leigh Bardugo, a tale of power, privilege, dark magic, and murder set among the Ivy League elite

Event Summary: 
Charis welcomes #1 New York Times bestselling author and the creator of the Grishaverse, Leigh Bardugo, for "Leigh and Claribel Tell the Truth," a fans-only celebration of all things Grishaverse.