For the month of April, we will be reading and discussing "The Butterfly Crest" by Eva Vanrell, a local New Orleans author and a member of the Japan Society of New Orleans! Follow the protagonist Elena, as a letter beckons her on a journey from New Orleans to Japan and into a mysterious world of myths and legends.
*Please help support Tubby & Coo's Mid-City Book Shop by ordering your copy through them. Make sure to mention that it is for the Kwaidan Book Club (Japan Society of New Orleans's Book Club) for a special discount!
ABOUT THE BOOK
An ancient war. A long-told prophecy. A cursed inheritance. If you were destined to die, how would you choose to live?
Between the shadows of the human world, a war as old as time is being fought. Ageless pantheons scheme to obtain or keep control, provoked by the weight of human belief which has altered the realm of the divine.
An ancient prophecy speaks of a human woman who will alter the course of this divine war, a descendant of a Great House mired in misfortune and blood, whose history was shaped by the cruelty of the gods.
On a day as unremarkable as any other, Elena Vicens, a young woman living a seemingly ordinary life, receives a letter about a deposit box belonging to her mother, nineteen years after her mother's death. When this letter sends her on a journey halfway across the world from New Orleans to Japan, Elena unknowingly comes into possession of a cursed inheritance. She is suddenly thrust into a world of myths and legends, where the intangible and the strange are the fabric of everyday life, and deathless gods vie for victory at any cost.
As allies converge to help Elena fulfill the prophecy, one of whom is struggling with his own inheritance, Elena must choose for herself the measure of her own destiny.
>>>Finalist in the 2014 Readers' Favorite International Book Award Contest.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Author. Attorney. New Orleanian. Lover of Cherry Ring Pops. Confirmed Japanophile. Dreamer. Sometimes Obsessive. Blunt to a Fault. Wishful-Thinker. Tea and Anime Compulsive. Diehard.
In the beginning of 2011, Eva took a blind leap of faith to pursue what she loved most. The result of that journey is her debut novel, The Butterfly Crest. She is currently working on Book Two of the series, so please stay tuned.
Eva lives in New Orleans with her husband, two cats and a Japanese maple.
Telephone: (504) 408-0963
"Japan Society of New Orleans" is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization