On this episode of Everything is Canon, Steve talks to Rebecca Coffindaffer all about their new book, Thronebreakers, the second half of the Crownchasers duology, which is described as, “Perfect for fans of Aurora Rising, The Hunger Games, and Three Dark Crowns, this electrifying duology closer is jam-packed with tension and thrills that will hook readers from its first page.”
Here’s the summary…
Alyssa Farshot never wanted to rule the empire. But to honor her uncle’s dying wish, she participated in the crownchase, a race across the empire’s 1,001 planets to find the royal seal and win the throne. Alyssa tried to help her friend, Coy, win the crownchase, but just as victory was within their grasp, Edgar Voles killed Coy—and claimed the seal for himself.
Broken-hearted over her friend’s death, Alyssa is hell-bent on revenge. But Edgar is well protected in the kingship. Alyssa will have to rally rivals, friends, and foes from across the empire to take him down and change the course of the galaxy.
Closing out a series can be very difficult as you balance fan expectations with your own, it’s only natural, and we’re glad to say that Rebecca closes out this series with a bang. Of course the downside of leaving us enthralled is we inevitably will want more! Thronebreakers provides a lot of resolution for our main cast including lead characters Alyssa Farshott and Hell Monkey, and using a clever mixed media approach, winds the clock back to give us the perfect beginning-to-end closure we so desperately need and cling to.
Steve and Rebecca talk about the difficulty of closing out a series, fan expectations, some Crownchasers spoilers, lots of Thronebreakers stuff, and much, much more.
Both covers illustrated by Doaly.
About the Author:
Rebecca Coffindaffer (they/she) grew up on Star Wars, Star Trek, fantastical movies and even more fantastical books. They waited a long time for their secret elemental powers to develop, and in the interim, they started writing stories about magic and politics, spaceships, far-off worlds, and people walking away from explosions in slow motion. These days they live in Kansas with their family, surrounded by a lot of books and a lot of tabletop games and one big fuzzy dog. They’re the author of the YA space opera duology Crownchasers, out now from HarperTeen.