Cat Sparks & Thoraiya Dyer - Lotus Blue & Crossroads of Canopy
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
In store at Avid Reader Bookshop
This event commences at 6.30pm. Printed tickets are not issued and your booking will be on a door list under your surname.
Join Isobelle Carmody for a double book launch with authors Cat Sparks and Thoraiya Dyer.
Lotus Blue is the debut science fiction novel from multi-award-winning author Cat Sparks.
What really matters in a world with nothing left? In a far future war-and-climate-ravaged world, Star and her sister are part of a 13-wagon Van travelling the Sand Road connecting towns that fringe an open desert roamed by rogue semi-sentient war machinery and other monsters from a bygone age. When a relic-Angel crashes to Earth, Star is cast out on her own, forced to cross the Obsidian Sea amongst a crew of mismatched, resilient tankerjacks and refugees, led by a fearsome Templar supersoldier: a living relic on a suicide mission; to shut down an ancient, deadly war machine before it wakes and remembers what it’s for. Lotus Blue has been described as “Mad Max meets Terminator meets Ghost in the Shell with hints of Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind.”
Crossroads of Canopy is the highly-anticipated fantasy debut from Aurealis and Ditmar Award-winning author Thoraiya Dyer, set in a giant mythical rainforest controlled by living gods
Unar dreams of greatness. Determined but destitute, she escapes her parents’ plot to sell her into slavery. Now she serves in the Garden of the goddess Audblayin, ruler of growth and fertility. But when Audblayin dies, Unar sees her opportunity for glory – at the risk of descending into the unknown dangers of Understorey to look for a reincarnated newborn god. In its depths, she discovers new forms of magic, lost family connections, and murmurs of a revolution that could cost Unar her chance…or grant it by destroying the home she loves.