Book Launch: The Heretic's Guide to Homecoming, Book Two

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Book Launch: The Heretic's Guide to Homecoming, Book Two

Celebrate the conclusion of Sienna Tristen's award-winning duology with readings, games, & a lively discussion about fantasy worldbuilding!

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Bakka-Phoenix Books 84 Harbord Street Toronto, ON M5S 1G5 Canada

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Four years after the 2018 release of The Heretic's Guide to Homecoming, Book One, Theory, the sequel to Sienna Tristen's award-winning fantasy duology is finally here! Join us as we celebrate the end of Ronoah's journey together in Book Two: Practice.

There's plenty to explore during this whimsical evening:

  • Enjoy some delectable readings, and some equally delectable snacks, courtesy of our friends at Bakka Phoenix Books;
  • Pluck a water lily from our flower oracle for some secret wisdom;
  • Purchase either (or both!) of the Heretic's Guide volumes and get them signed in Acharrioni, the fantasy language Ronoah speaks;
  • Delight your intellect as Sienna discusses fantasy worldbuilding with writer & editor Terese Mason Pierre!

This event is FREE to attend. Masks will be required in-store, so wear a cute one! Bakka has a downstairs area where you'll be able to remove your mask and munch on tea & tasty treats if you wish.

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If you place your pre-order for The Heretic's Guide to Homecoming, Book Two: Practice with Bakka Phoenix Books before the launch, you'll get an extra treat. Not only will you receive your copy signed & personalized, but you'll also get a one-of-a-kind Polaroid of one of Sienna's two ball pythons, Lola or Lavender! 📚🐍📸

Reserve your copy now!

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Sienna Tristen is an author, poet, and literary organizer living in Treaty 3 territory who explores queer platonic partnership, the nonhuman world, and mythmaking in their work. Besides their award-winning fantasy Heretic's Guide to Homecoming duology, you can find their poetry in Augur Magazine and Plenitude, and their chapbook hortus animarum: a new herbal for the queer heart is out with Frog Hollow Press. When the sun is up, they work with The Word On The Street Toronto to showcase the coolest Canadian & Indigenous literature.