Savoy Bookshop and Café presents an author talk and signing with Sara Raztresen for the book The Glass Witch.
Books will be available for sale at the event
About the Book
On a continent where the four seasons are tied to each country's traveling rulers, a Summer tragedy causes the Winter King to withhold his season from his neighbors—but without Winter, the other seasons can't turn.
Aveline, a half-Summer, half-Winter pariah, has no place in her country. She's mocked in Summer as The Glass Witch for her Wintry looks and magic, while Winter travelers always thought her a disturbing mutt. But when her emperor finds her barely surviving the endless Summer, he tells her that the mother she loves is dead—and it's Winter's fault. Only Aveline, the Summer woman with a Winter face, can end the seasonal standstill.
Vengeful, Aveline sneaks into Winter as a fake contestant in the king's bridal competition to kill him, only for a failed Winter assassin to shatter her plans. Aveline is stuck unarmed in the castle, and worse, to stay competing while finding her plan B, she has to court the king in earnest. But how long can she pretend before her identity is discovered—and the seasons' fate thrown into question?
About the Author
Sara Raztresen is a Slovene-American writer, Christian witch, and graduate of Emerson College's Popular Fiction and Publishing MFA program. She has had short stories, non-fiction, and poems published across several online literary magazines, and her debut novel, The Glass Witch, explores the personal themes that mark her own life: struggles of cultural identity, religious misinterpretation, and self-determination.
As the daughter of an immigrant raised with one foot in two worlds, and a person drawn to all things mystical and strange, Sara draws on her cultural heritage and religious experiences, blending them with the fantasy of her work. Her writing is an attempt to explain the world she sees, deliver the insight she gathers, and discover how all the world's pieces fit together.