C.L. Polk

C.L. Polk

After leaving high school early, C.L. Polk worked as a film extra, a costermonger, and identified lepidoptera before settling down to write fantasy novels. Those fantasy novels include the World Fantasy Award winning novel Witchmark which, along with Stormsong and Soulstar, comprises the Kingston Cycle, nominated for a 2022 Hugo Award for Best Series  Their standalone novel, The Midnight Bargain, was a Canada Reads, Nebula, Locus, Ignyte, and World Fantasy Award finalist. Polk lives near the Bow River in Calgary, in a tiny apartment with too many books and a yarn stash that could last a decade.

Website: clpolk.com
Twitter: @clpolk

Anarchy in a twinset” –Twitter Bio


Even Though I Knew the End

A magical detective dives into the affairs of Chicago's divine monsters to secure a future with the love of her life. This sapphic period piece will dazzle anyone looking for mystery, intrigue, romance, magic, or all of the above.

An exiled augur who sold her soul to save her brother's life is offered one last job before serving an eternity in hell. When she turns it down, her client sweetens the pot by offering up the one payment she can't resist — the chance to have a future where she grows old with the woman she loves.

To succeed, she is given three days to track down the White City Vampire, Chicago's most notorious serial killer. If she fails, only hell and heartbreak await.

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With <em>Soulstar</em>, C. L. Polk concludes their riveting Kingston Cycle, a whirlwind of magic, politics, romance, and intrigue that began with the World Fantasy Award-winning <em>Witchmark</em>. Assassinations, deadly storms, and long-lost love haunt the pages of this thrilling final volume.

For years, Robin Thorpe has kept her head down, staying among her people in the Riverside neighborhood and hiding the magic that would have her imprisoned by the state. But when Grace Hensley comes knocking on Clan Thorpe’s door, Robin’s days of hiding are at an end. As freed witches flood the streets of Kingston, scrambling to reintegrate with a kingdom that destroyed their lives, Robin begins to plot a course that will ensure a freer, juster Aeland. At the same time, she has to face her long-bottled feelings for the childhood love that vanished into an asylum twenty years ago.

Can Robin find happiness among the rising tides of revolution? Can Kingston survive the blizzards that threaten, the desperate monarchy, and the birth throes of democracy? Find out as the Kingston Cycle comes to an end.

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<a href="https://shop.owlsnestbooks.com/item/pAG4rDFNcozpU16w7qcEPQ">Owl’s Nest Books</a> (Calgary) | <a href="https://calgary.bibliocommons.com/v2/record/S95C1395298">Calgary Public Library</a>

<strong>BE CURIOUSER</strong>
<li><strong>C.L. Polk: The World Turned Upside Down.</strong> <em><a href="https://locusmag.com/2020/05/c-l-polk-the-world-turned-upside-down/">-Locus Mag</a></em></li>
<li><strong>Picks of the Month | September's Best Genre Reads</strong> <a href="https://www.libraryjournal.com/story/Reviews%2B/picks-of-the-month-september-best-mystery-sff-romance"><em>- LJ Reviews</em></a></li>


3 PM
Inter-Activity: Mind Games
Oct 01 @ 3 PM MT - 4:15 PM MT

Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor

1221 2 St SW
5 PM
Happy Hour: C. L. Polk & Waub Rice
Oct 06 @ 5 PM MT - 6 PM MT

Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor

1221 2 St SW