Although publisher interest in Stephanie Garber’s 2017 fantasy debut Caraval was immediate, initiating an eight-way auction, the road to securing an agent was lengthy and difficult, with Garber enduring some 200 rejections. Caraval was an instant global success, its mix of high fantasy, drama and relatable characters finding an eager audience. It’s sequels Legendary and Finale followed in each successive year.
Where does the game end and reality begin? Scarlett is about to discover in the extraordinary realm of Caraval, the annual, week-long performance where dreams take flight. Accompanied by her sister Tella, Caraval offers a welcome escape from the cruel scheming of her father, but soon Tella vanishes and Scarlett must win the game of her life to find her. Garber spins together intrigue, romance and dark magic into a stunner of a fantasy debut.