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Virtual Wednesday, May 25, 2022 7:00 PM ET

Xiran Jay Zhao discusses IRON WIDOW, our 2022 YA Book Award Winner, with Elizabeth Lim!


About this Event
"I . . . stayed up till 3a.m. to finish." —Lisa Gardner, New York Times-bestselling author
Barnes & Noble's 2022 YA Book Award Winner and Best YA Fantasy & Adventure of 2021

Join Barnes & Noble as we welcome #1 New York Times bestselling author, Xiran Jay Zhao, for a live, virtual discussion of B&N's 2022 YA Book Award WinnerIRON WIDOW. Think Pacific Rim meets The Handmaid's Tale in this blend of Chinese history and mecha science fiction for YA readers.

They will be in conversation with internationally bestselling Elizabeth Lim, author of Spin the Dawn, Six Crimson Cranes and the upcoming The Dragon's Promise (order from bn.com by August 29 and enter our sweepstakes).

Don't forget to order a copy of the book before the event!: https://bit.ly/3D3p29A

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ABOUT IRON WIDOW:

"Absolutely epic. This is the historical-inspired, futuristic sci-fi mash-up of my wildest dreams. Iron Widow charges headfirst into a world of giant mechas and uncompromising characters. The brutal beauty of Xiran Jay Zhao’s writing kept me glued to the page from start to finish." —Chloe Gong, New York Times–bestselling author of These Violent Delights

The boys of Huaxia dream of pairing up with girls to pilot Chrysalises, giant transforming robots that can battle the mecha aliens that lurk beyond the Great Wall. It doesn't matter that the girls often die from the mental strain.

When 18-year-old Zetian offers herself up as a concubine-pilot, it's to assassinate the ace male pilot responsible for her sister's death. But she gets her vengeance in a way nobody expected—she kills him through the psychic link between pilots and emerges from the cockpit unscathed. She is labeled an Iron Widow, a much-feared and much-silenced kind of female pilot who can sacrifice boys to power up Chrysalises instead.?

To tame her unnerving yet invaluable mental strength, she is paired up with Li Shimin, the strongest and most controversial male pilot in Huaxia?. But now that Zetian has had a taste of power, she will not cower so easily. She will miss no opportunity to leverage their combined might and infamy to survive attempt after attempt on her life, until she can figure out exactly why the pilot system works in its misogynist way—and stop more girls from being sacrificed.

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