C.J. Redwine

The Traitor Prince


A thrilling companion book in the Ravenspire series, The Traitor Prince is perfect for fans of A Court of Thorns and Roses series and The Wrath and the Dawn duology.

Javan Najafai, crown prince of Akram, has spent the last ten years at an elite boarding school, far away from his kingdom. But his eagerly awaited return home is cut short when a mysterious impostor takes his place—and no one believes Javan is the true prince.

After barely escaping the impostor’s assassins, Javan is thrown into Maqbara, the kingdom’s most dangerous prison. The only way to gain an audience with the king—and reveal Javan’s identity—is to fight in Maqbara’s yearly tournament. But winning is much harder than facing competitions at school, and soon Javan finds himself beset not just by the terrifying creatures in the arena but also by a band of prisoners allied against him, and even by the warden herself.

The only person who can help him is Sajda, who has been enslaved by Maqbara’s warden since she was a child, and whose guarded demeanor and powerful right hook keep the prisoners in check. Working with Sajda might be the only way Javan can escape alive—but she has dangerous secrets.

Together, Javan and Sajda have to outwit the vicious warden, outfight deadly creatures, and outlast the murderous prisoners intent on killing Javan. If they fail, they’ll be trapped in Maqbara for good—and the secret Sajda’s been hiding will bury them both.

C.J. Redwine

C.J. Redwine is the New York Times bestselling author of YA fantasy novels, including The Shadow Queen, The Wish Granter, and the Defiance trilogy. If the novel writing gig ever falls through, she’ll join the Avengers and wear a cape to work every day. To learn more about C.J., visit her website at www.cjredwine.com.


Friday, October 19

10:00-10:45am • Panel Discussion – Don’t Go in There!

Location: DSU 3023-25

From who-done-it thrillers to what-the-heck-is-going-on-here mysteries, this mixed bag of authors—fantasy, suspense, sci-fi & one graphic novelist—talk about keeping readers on the edge of their seats.

Along with these authors:
Robyn Schneider
Erin Summerill
Wendy Spinale
Jodi Meadows

5:00-5:45pmPanel Discussion – Galactic Cupcakes

Location: Little Fox Bakery (314 E Main Ave)

Fantasy authors + fantastic treats? Probably couldn’t get any better. Come see the confectionary delights Little Fox Bakery has whipped up for the occasion while these authors discuss their books, writing habits, and favorite desserts.

Along with these authors:
Olivia A. Cole
Erin Summerill
Robyn Schneider
Maura Milan
Amanda Foody
Moderated by C. J. Redwine and Joanna Hathaway