INTO THE DARK and FLOOD CITY - Claudia Gray and Daniel José Older

Please join us for a special virtual conversation with notable New Orleans YA authors Claudia Gray and Daniel José Older each celebrating the launch of a new book this month.

To participate in this event via Zoom, please purchase or pre-purchase any of the books listed below from Octavia Books and we will send you registration details by the date of the event. Books will be signed by the authors.


Claudia Gray's Star Wars: The High Republic: Into the Dark

Long before the First Order, before the Empire, before even The Phantom Menace...Jedi lit the way for the galaxy in The High Republic.

Padawan Reath Silas is being sent from the cosmopolitan galactic capital of Coruscant to the undeveloped frontier—and he couldn’t be less happy about it. He’d rather stay at the Jedi Temple, studying the archives. But when the ship he’s traveling on is knocked out of hyperspace in a galactic-wide disaster, Reath finds himself at the center of the action.

The Jedi and their traveling companions find refuge on what appears to be an abandoned space station. But then strange things start happening, leading the Jedi to investigate the truth behind the mysterious station, a truth that could end in tragedy...

Claudia Gray is the author of Star Wars: BloodlineStar Wars: Lost Stars, Star Wars: Leia, Princess of Alderaan, and Defy the Stars, as well as the Firebird series, the Evernight series and the Spellcaster series. She has worked as a lawyer, a journalist, a disc jockery, and a particularly ineffective waitress. Her lifelong interests include old houses, classic movies, vintage style, and history. She lives in New Orleans.

 

 


Daniel José Older's Flood City

The battle for Earth begins now.

Welcome to Flood City, the last inhabitable place left above the waters that cover Earth. It's also the last battleground between the Chemical Barons, who once ruled the planet and now circle overhead in spaceships, desperate to return, and the Star Guard, who have controlled the city for decades.

Born and raised in Flood City, Max doesn't care about being part of either group. All he wants is to play his music with the city band, keep his sister from joining the Star Guard, and be noticed by his crush, the awesome drummer Djinna.

Meanwhile, Ato, a young Chemical Baron, has joined his crew for what was supposed to be a routine surveillance mission, only things go from bad to worse between unexplained iguanagull attacks and the discovery of deadly schemes. Ato's just trying to stay safe, keep his twin brother alive, and not hurt anyone. So when his commander prepares to wipe out Flood City completely, Ato must decide how far he'll go.

As Max's and Ato's paths collide, it changes everything. Because they might be able to stop a coming war. But can two enemies work together to save Earth?

Daniel José Older has always loved monsters, whether historical, prehistorical, or imaginary. His debut series for young adults, the Shadowshaper Cypher, has earned starred reviews, the International Latino Book Award, and New York Times Notable Book and NPR Best Book of the Year picks, among other accolades. His debut middle-grade series, Dactyl Hill Squad, was named to the New York Times Notable Book list and to the NPR and Washington Post Best Book of the Year lists, among others. He has worked as a bike messenger, a waiter, and a teacher, and was a New York City paramedic for ten years. He lives in New Orleans.


 

Event date: 

Monday, February 8, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Event address: 

via Zoom
Star Wars The High Republic: Into the Dark Cover Image
By Claudia Gray, Giorgio Baroni (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781368057288
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Disney Lucasfilm Press - February 2nd, 2021

Long before the First Order, before the Empire, before even The Phantom Menace...Jedi lit the way for the galaxy in The High Republic.


Flood City Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338111125
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Press - February 2nd, 2021

The battle for Earth begins now.

Welcome to Flood City, the last inhabitable place left above the waters that cover Earth.


Star Wars Lost Stars Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781368013789
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Disney Lucasfilm Press - August 1st, 2017

This New York Times best-selling Star Wars Young Adult novel now available on paperback!


Star Wars Leia, Princess of Alderaan Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781368026635
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Disney Lucasfilm Press - November 6th, 2018

Explore the beginning of Leia's participation in the Rebellion and the origin of her friendship with Amilyn Holdo from The Last Jedi


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Star Wars The High Republic: Race to Crashpoint Tower Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781368060660
Availability: Not Yet Published
Published: Disney Lucasfilm Press - June 29th, 2021

Another exciting adventure set in the time of the High Republic!


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