Press Release: Cinda Williams Chima Goes on Tour!

With less than five months until Cinda Williams Chima's new book, Flamecaster, makes its debut, we can't wait to share a little bit about it with everyone here at YABC!



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Set in the world of the New York Times bestselling Seven Realms series, a generation later, this is a breathtaking story of dark magic, chilling threats, and two unforgettable characters walking a knife-sharp line between life and death. This dazzling beginning to a new series is indispensable for fans of Cinda Williams Chima and a perfect starting point for readers who are new to her work.


Adrian sul’Han, known as Ash, is a trained healer with a powerful gift of magic—and a thirst for revenge. Ash is forced into hiding after a series of murders throws the queendom into chaos. Now he’s closer than ever to killing the man responsible, the cruel king of Arden. With time running out, Ash faces an excruciating choice: Can he use his powers not to save a life but to take it?

Abandoned at birth, Jenna Bandelow was told that the magemark on the back of her neck would make her a target. But when the King’s Guard launches a relentless search for a girl with a mark like hers, Jenna assumes that it has more to do with her role as a saboteur than any birth-based curse. Though Jenna doesn’t know why she’s being hunted, she knows that she can’t get caught. 

Eventually, Ash’s and Jenna’s paths will collide in Arden. Thrown together by chance and joined by their hatred of the ruthless king, they will come to rescue each other in ways they cannot yet imagine.





Sounds amazing, right? Meet the brilliant mind behind this new book! 




Cinda Williams Chima,

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author,  grew up with talking animals and kick­butt Barbies. She began writing poetry and stories in third grade and novels in junior high school. These days she writes fantasy fiction for teens of all ages. Her Heir Chronicles contemporary fantasy series includes The Warrior Heir (2006), The Wizard Heir (2007), The Dragon Heir (2008), The Enchanter Heir (2013) and The Sorcerer Heir (2014). Chima’s high fantasy Seven Realms series launched with The Demon King (2009), followed by The Exiled Queen (September, 2010) The Gray Wolf Throne (2011) and The Crimson Crown (2012). Both series have been New York Times bestsellers.

Chima’s Shattered Realms high fantasy series is forthcoming from HarperCollins. The first novel, Flamecaster, will be published by HarperCollins in April 2016.

Chima’s books have received starred reviews in Kirkus and VOYA, among others. They have been named Booksense and IndieNext picks, an International Reading Association Young Adult Choice, a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age, to the Kirkus Best YA list, and the VOYA Editors’ Choice, Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror, and Perfect Tens lists. Her books also appear on numerous state awards lists and won the Buckeye Teen Book Award in 2011.

Chima was a recipient of the 2008 Lit Award for Fiction from the Cleveland Lit and was named a Cleveland Magazine Interesting Person 2009. She lives in Ohio with her family, and is always working on her next novel.

Find Chima online at or She is on Facebook at and on Twitter @cindachima and her Instagram tag is cindachima .


Want to meet Cinda Williams Chima? Read on for her tour dates!





Cinda Williams Chima’s Spring 2016 Appearances for FLAMECASTER:


Tuesday, April 5th, 5:00 PM

Learned Owl Bookshop 204 N. Main Street Hudson, OH 44236 330‐653‐2252


Wednesday, April 6th, 7:00 PM

Books & Co
The Greene Shopping Center 4453 Walnut Street
Dayton, OH 45440 937‐429‐2169


Thursday, April 7th, 7:00 PM

Tattered Cover, Aspen Grove 7301 S. Santa Fe Drive Littleton, CO 80120 303‐470‐7050


Friday, April 8th, 7:00 PM

King’s English
1511 South 1500 East Salt Lake City, UT 84105


Saturday, April 9th, 4:00 PM

Mysterious Galaxy
7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. #202 San Diego, Ca 92111 858‐268‐4747


Monday, April 11th, 7:00 PM

Barnes & Noble #2039 21001 N. Tatum Blvd. Phoenix, AZ 85050 480‐ 538‐8520


Tuesday, April 12th, 6:00 PM

4022 Rio Grande Blvd. NW Albuquerque, NM 87107 505‐344‐8139 



Stay tuned in the coming months for more about Flamecaster!

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