Scott Reintgen in Conversation with Adrienne Young

Event date: 
Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Want to get the scoop on one of the latest and greatest YA fantasy novels? Eager to hear about it from one of your favorite local authors? Dying to know how you pronounce Reintgen???

Hicklebee's own TAB (Teen Advisory Board) will be hosting Scott Reintgen and Adrienne Young in conversation. Reintgen will be bringing his new book Ashlords.

We've got that plus a lot more at Hicklebee's! If you've been following Scott, you know he's got a great pre-order prize -- a chance for you to appear as a character in his next series -- that he's opening up to everyone who comes to this event! And if that wasn't enough, every purchase of his latest book Ashlords enters you in a drawing to win an audiobook collection of his Nyxia series.

If you liked Red Rising or The Scorpio Races, this is going to be your next big read. Eleven riders compete for fame and glory as they race phoenix horses in a dangerous multi-day event. entrants don't just have to be skilled riders, but also talented and clever alchemists if they want to make it to the end. Watch as three riders with more to lose than the rest fight against long odds to come out ahead and win The Races.

Scott Reintgen is the author of the Nyxia Triad series and the middle-grade novel Saving Fable. He is a former teacher in the North Carolina public school system and is always trying to write books for the deserving students who he had the honor of teaching. Currently, he lives in North Carolina, surviving mostly on cookie dough, his son's smiles, and the love of his wife, Katie. You can follow him on Facebook, on Instagram, and on Twitter at @Scott_Thought.

Adrienne Young is a born and bred Texan turned California girl. She is a foodie with a deep love of history and travel and a shameless addiction to coffee. When she’s not writing, you can find her on her yoga mat, scouring antique fairs for old books, sipping wine over long dinners, or disappearing into her favorite art museums. She lives with her documentary filmmaker husband and their four little wildlings beneath the West Coast sun.



Ashlords Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593119174
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - January 21st, 2020

Red Rising meets The Scorpio Races in this epic fantasy following three phoenix horse riders--skilled at alchemy--who must compete at The Races--the modern spectacle that has replaced warfare within their empire.

Every year since the Ashlords were gifted phoenix horses by their gods, they've raced them. First into battle, then on great hunts, and finally for the pure sport of seeing who rode the fastest. Centuries of blood and fire carved their competition into a more modern spectacle: The Races.

Over the course of a multi-day event, elite riders from clashing cultures vie to be crowned champion. But the modern version of the sport requires more than good riding. Competitors must be skilled at creating and controlling phoenix horses made of ash and alchemy, which are summoned back to life each sunrise with uniquely crafted powers to cover impossible distances and challenges before bursting into flames at sunset. But good alchemy only matters if a rider knows how to defend their phoenix horse at night. Murder is outlawed, but breaking bones and poisoning ashes? That's all legal and encouraged.

In this year's Races, eleven riders will compete, but three of them have more to lose than the rest--a champion's daughter, a scholarship entrant, and a revolutionary's son. Who will attain their own dream of glory? Or will they all flame out in defeat?

Nyxia Uprising (The Nyxia Triad #3) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399556906
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ember - January 21st, 2020

In the Nyxia Triad series finale, Emmett and the Genesis team must join forces with a surprising set of allies if they're ever to make it home alive.

The Genesis team may have been brought to Eden as Babel's unsuspecting pawns, but they refuse to be sacrificed in this winner-take-all game. Thanks to their secret alliance with Eden's indigenous population, they know something Babel doesn't.

This world is coming to an end.

But Emmett and the Genesis team lost their secret advantage when their escape route was destroyed, leaving them stranded on the dying planet with their adversary. They must find a way to win one final battle for control of the Genesis ships--or they'll lose Babel's twisted game once and for all. This is their last chance to rise.

The Girl the Sea Gave Back: A Novel (Sky and Sea #2) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250168481
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Wednesday Books - September 3rd, 2019

From Adrienne Young, New York Times bestselling author of Sky in the Deep, comes her new gut-wrenching epic The Girl the Sea Gave Back.

For as long as she can remember, Tova has lived among the Svell, the people who found her washed ashore as a child and use her for her gift as a Truthtongue. Her own home and clan are long-faded memories, but the sacred symbols and staves inked over every inch of her skin mark her as one who can cast the rune stones and see into the future. She has found a fragile place among those who fear her, but when two clans to the east bury their age-old blood feud and join together as one, her world is dangerously close to collapse.

For the first time in generations, the leaders of the Svell are divided. Should they maintain peace or go to war with the allied clans to protect their newfound power? And when their chieftain looks to Tova to cast the stones, she sets into motion a series of events that will not only change the landscape of the mainland forever but will give her something she believed she could never have again—a home.