Somaiya Daud in conversation with Samantha Shannon!
Old Firehouse Books is excited to be welcoming young adult author Somaiya Daud to their virtual event space! This September we are helping celebrate the release of the newest book in her Mirage series Court of Lions. Somaiya will be joined by Samantha Shannon, author of Priory of the Orange Tree.
This event is free, though we do ask that you register in advance. The event will be viewable live on the Old Firehouse Books Facebook page, and a limited number of readers will be able to join the authors in the Zoom meeting and ask questions of the authors directly.
Court of Lions is the long-awaited second and final installment in the Mirage series.
On a planet on the brink of revolution, Amani has been forced into isolation. She’s been torn from the boy she loves and has given up contact with her fellow rebels to protect her family. In taking risks for the rebel cause, Amani may have lost Maram’s trust forever. But the princess is more complex than she seems, and now Amani is once more at her capricious nature. One wrong move could see her executed for high treason.
On the eve of Maram’s marriage to Idris comes an unexpected proposal: in exchange for taking her place in the festivities, Maram will keep Amani’s rebel associations a secret. Alone and desperate, Amani is thrust into the center of the court, navigating the dangerous factions on the princess's behalf. But the court is not what she expects. As a risky plan grows in her mind, and with the rebels poised to make their stand, Amani begins to believe her world might have a future. But every choice she makes comes with a cost. Can Amani risk the ones she loves the most for a war she's not sure she can win?
We hope to see you at the event!