Book Launch Event: The Last Bloodcarver
Vanessa Le in conversation with Julie Abe.
MARCH 19th 6-7pm
Pre order the book here for reserved seating.
"A gritty world filled with a beautifully crafted cast and an intricate magic system. A smart, lush, and utterly compelling read." — Marie Lu, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of Legend
Nhika is a bloodcarver. A coldhearted, ruthless being who can alter human biology with just a touch.
In the industrial city of Theumas, Nhika is seen not as a healer, but a monster that kills for pleasure. And in the city's criminal underbelly, the rarest of monsters are traded for gold. When Nhika is finally caught by the infamous Butchers, she's forced to heal the last witness to a high-profile murder.
As Nhika delves into the investigation, all signs point to Ven Kochin, an alluring yet entitled physician's aide. Despite his relentless attempts to push her out of his opulent world, something inexplicable draws Nhika to him. But when she discovers Kochin is not who he claims to be, Nhika will be faced with a greater, more terrifying evil lurking in the city's center...
Her only chance to survive lies in a terrible choice—become the dreaded monster the city fears, or risk jeopardizing the future of her kind.
Praise for The Last Bloodcarver
★ "An entrancingly well-written debut." — Kirkus Reviews, starred review
★ "Le expertly crafts a Vietnamese-inspired dark fantasy debut via visceral and exquisitely rendered prose, intertwining a murder investigation with themes of unresolved grief, medical ethics, and lost heritage." — Publishers Weekly, starred review
"The perfect blend of sci-fi, fantasy, and romance." — Axie Oh, New York Times-bestselling author of The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea
"Obsession-worthy characters." — Joan He, New York Times-bestselling author of The Ones We're Meant to Find
"Absolutely captivating. This is one to be savored." — Grace D. Li, New York Times-bestselling author of Portrait of a Thief
Julie Abe is the author of many books, including the EVA EVERGREEN and TESSA MIYATA middle grade series, and the young adult novels OUR CURSED LOVE and THE CHARMED LIST. She has lived in Silicon Valley, spent many humid summers in Japan, and currently basks in the sunshine of Southern California with never enough books or tea, where she writes stories with a spark of magic. Find out more about her at julieabebooks.com or at instagram.com/julieabebooks