We live Fran Wilde over here at Geekadelphia. We’re all fans. We’re all frans.
She’s got a wonderfuly novella coming out next month with Tor Books, The Jewel and Her Lapidary, and I couldn’t be more excited. Her debut novel, Updraft, was nominated for the Nebula and Andre Norton award, and was easily one of my favorite fantasy novels to hit shelves last year. I can’t wait to have her next book in my hands.
Main Point Books is gearing up to celebrate the release of Jewel, with a bash on May 4th. Here are some more details about the book:
The kingdom in the Valley has long sheltered under the protection of its Jewels and Lapidaries, the people bound to singing gemstones with the power to reshape hills, move rivers, and warp minds. That power has kept the peace and tranquility, and the kingdom has flourished. Jewel Lin and her Lapidary Sima may be the last to enjoy that peace.
The Jeweled Court has been betrayed. As screaming raiders sweep down from the mountains, and Lapidary servants shatter under the pressure, the last princess of the Valley will have to summon up a strength she s never known. If she can assume her royal dignity, and if Sima can master the most dangerous gemstone in the land, they may be able to survive.
The celebration kicks off on Wednesday, May 4th, at 7PM. Go ahead and RSVP on the ol’ Facebook, so they know you’re coming. See you there!