Bestselling young adult fantasy author Mary E. Pearson talks about her writing process for DANCE OF THIEVES and its new sequel, VOW OF THIEVES (Fierce Reads). Both novels are set in the world of her popular REMNANT CHRONICLES series.

Fictitious Podcast Interview with author Mary E. Pearson

Mary E. Pearson is the New York Times Bestselling and award-winning author of The Remnant Chronicles trilogy, The Jenna Fox Chronicles, The Miles Between, A Room on Lorelei, and Scribbler of Dreams.

Her latest novels are the young adult fantasy duology Dance of Thieves and Vow of Thieves (Fierce Reads/Henry Holt & Co.), which are set in the world of The Remnant Chronicles.

She writes full-time from her home office in California.

Book cover: Dance of Thieves by Mary E. Pearson
Book cover: Vow of Thieves by Mary E. Pearson

About Dance of Thieves

When the patriarch of the Ballenger empire dies, his son, Jase, becomes its new leader. Even nearby kingdoms bow to the strength of this outlaw family, who have always governed by their own rules. But a new era looms on the horizon, set in motion by a young queen, which makes her the target of the dynasty’s resentment and anger.

At the same time, Kazi, a legendary former street thief, is sent by the queen to investigate transgressions against the new settlements. When Kazi arrives in the forbidding land of the Ballengers, she learns that there is more to Jase than she thought. As unexpected events spiral out of their control, bringing them intimately together, they continue to play a cat and mouse game of false moves and motives in order to fulfill their own secret missions.

About Vow of Thieves

*** SPOILER WARNING: Skip this section if you haven’t read Dance of Thieves! ***

The thrilling sequel and epic conclusion to the adventure that started with Dance of Thieves.

Kazi and Jase have survived, stronger and more in love than ever. Their new life now lies before them — the Ballengers will be outlaws no longer, Tor’s Watch will be a kingdom, and Kazi and Jase will meet all challenges side by side, together at last.

But an ominous warning mars their journey back, and they soon find themselves captured in a tangled web of deceit woven by their greatest enemies and unlikeliest allies, a place where betrayals run deeper and more deadly than either had thought possible, and where timeless ambitions threaten to destroy them both.

Vow of Thieves is available now from Fierce Reads / Henry Holt. Buy it at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books-a-Million, IndieBound, or wherever books are sold.

Follow Mary E. Pearson

Mary previously appeared on the Fictitious San Diego Comic-Con 2018 panel “Here There Be Dragons: Creating Fresh Stories in Fantasy”. You can listen to that panel conversation here.



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