Georgia Center for the Book
Sep
10

Aiden Thomas - The Sunbearer Trials

Date and time

Sat, September 10, 2022
7:00 PM — 8:00 PM

Location

DeKalb County Public Library Decatur Branch
215 Sycamore Street
Decatur, GA 30030
Help us celebrate Aiden Thomas' newest YA release: The Sunbearer Trials!

ATTENTION all fantasy fans, mythology lovers, and every single person who told us that Cemetery Boys was their favorite fall read (that was A LOT of you)!! Beloved world builder, character creator, and wrencher of hearts (aka author), Aiden Thomas, is going to be coming to Decatur to talk about his newest YA book: The Sunbearer Trials on September 10th at 7:00PM!! We can promise that this book is utterly unlike anything you've read before, full of ancient lore, heart-stopping tests, and THE MOST incredible storytelling, so make sure you don't miss out on the chance to hear about what's sure to be you new favorite read from an amazing author!

Ticketing:

Admission: $0 That's right! Admission is free, but you still need to "purchase" a ticket for everyone in your group (EX: a family of four needs four tickets)

Pre-order The Sunbearer Trials: $18.99 You must purchase a book in order to enter the signing line! We will also have books for sale at the event.

Venue:

Dekalb Library Decatur Branch Auditorium

215 Sycamore Street

Decatur, GA 30030

Doors will open at 6:45 and please wear a mask!

About the Book:

As each new decade begins, the Sun’s power must be replenished so that Sol can keep traveling along the sky and keep the chaotic Obsidian gods at bay. Sol selects ten of the most worthy semidioses to compete in the Sunbearer Trials. The winner carries light and life to all the temples of Reino del Sol, but the loser has the greatest honor of all—they will be sacrificed to Sol, their body melted down to refuel the Sun Stones, protecting the world for another ten years.

Teo, a seventeen-year-old Jade semidiós and the trans son of the goddess of birds, isn't worried about the Trials . . . at least, not for himself. His best friend, Niya is a Gold semidiós and a shoo-in for the Trials, and while he trusts her abilities, the odds of becoming the sacrifice is one-in-ten.

But then, for the first time in over a century, the impossible happens. Sol chooses not one, but two Jade competitors. Teo, and Xio, the thirteen-year-old child of the god of bad luck. Now they must compete in five trials against Gold opponents who are more powerful and better trained. Worst of all, Teo’s annoyingly handsome ex-best friend and famous semidiós Hero, Aurelio is favored to win. Teo is determined to get himself and his friends through the trials unscathed—for fame, glory, and their own survival.

About the Author:

Aiden Thomas is a trans, Latinx, New York Times Bestselling Author with an MFA in Creative Writing from Mills College. Originally from Oakland, California, they now make their home in Portland, OR. Aiden is notorious for not being able to guess the endings of books and movies, and organizes their bookshelves by color.

Date and time

Sat, September 10, 2022
7:00 PM — 8:00 PM

Location

DeKalb County Public Library Decatur Branch
215 Sycamore Street
Decatur, GA 30030

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