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Shaun Hamill

July 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Magic City Books is thrilled to welcome Shaun Hamill, acclaimed author of A Cosmology of Monsters and frequent cohost of the The Dungeons & Dragons Lorecast, for a free in-store event on Friday July 26 to celebrate his new novel, The Dissonance.

Shaun Hamill weaves a tale of magic, teen angst, and the power of enduring friendship in his modern fantastical horror novel, The Dissonance. It is a thrilling and beautifully written story of magic and monsters, forgiveness and friendship.

This free event will take place at 7:00 pm on Friday July 26 in the Algonquin Room at Magic City Books, 221 E. Archer Street in the Tulsa Arts District. At the conclusion of the program, Shaun will sign copies of his books.

The Dissonance will be published by Pantheon Books on July 23 and will be on sale at Magic City Books. It can also be purchased online at: https://magiccitybooks.square.site/product/the-dissonance/2348.

About The Dissonance

From the acclaimed author of A Cosmology of Monsters (“I loved it” –Stephen King) comes an epic contemporary fantasy, a mixture of The Magicians and It a story of dark magic, terrible mistakes, and second chances.

“You can never go home again,” the saying goes–but Hal, Athena, and Erin have to. In high school, the three were students of the eccentric Professor Marsh, trained in a secret system of magic known as the Dissonance, which is built around harnessing negative emotions: alienation, anger, pain. Then, twenty years ago, something happened that shattered their coven, scattering them across the country, stuck in mundane lives, alone.

But now, terrifying signs and portents (not to mention a pointed Facebook invite) have summoned them back to Clegg, Texas. There, their paths will collide with that of Owen, a closeted teenager from Alabama whose aborted cemetery seance with his crush summoned something far worse: a murderous entity whose desperate, driving purpose includes kidnapping Owen to serve as its Renfield. As Owen tries to outwit his new master, and Hal, Athena, and Erin reckon with how the choices they made as teens might connect to the apocalyptic event unfurling over the Lone Star State, shocking alliances form, old and new romances brew, and three unsuccessful adults and one frightened teen are all that stand between reality and oblivion.

From one of the boldest, most brilliant voices in modern fantastical horror, The Dissonance is a thrilling and beautifully written story of magic and monsters, forgiveness and friendship.

SHAUN HAMILL received his BA in English from the University of Texas at Arlington, and his MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. His debut novel, A Cosmology of Monsters, was published in 2019. His fiction has appeared in Carve and Come Join Us By the Fire 2. His nonfiction has appeared at Crimereads and Tor Nightfire and he is a frequent cohost on The Dungeons & Dragons Lorecast. He lives and works near Dallas-Fort Worth.


July 26
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Magic City Books


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221 E. Archer St.
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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