SARAH J MAAS: Hi. We hope that you will add to the site! And Bryce gets paired up with Hunt Athalar, who is this notorious fallen angel. With unforgettable characters, sizzling romance, and page-turning suspense, this richly inventive new fantasy series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. And in the book, you can really see Bryce and the main character make that journey where she's suffering so much and sort of finds her way out of that. So I finally, in this past November, went to a psychiatrist who's just been amazing, and she got me on some medication. I mean, this book actually - I mean, I don't want to give any spoilers away for the book. House of the Rising Sun (Crescent City, #1), City of Eternal Night (Crescent City, #2), and Garden of Dreams and Desires (Crescent City, #3) The series follows Bryce Quinlan, a half-human, half-Fae as she attempts to avenge her … But I was crying. And she is such a fan and wanted to know everything about the book. Can you talk about that? The authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio record. It's not out yet. Sarah J. Maas is the bestselling fantasy author of two blockbuster series, and now she has a new one. And those are things that I myself have struggled with, especially recently. Her books have sold more than twelve million copies and are published in thirty-seven languages. But I definitely am looking beyond the core plot that will take place over the three books and seeing, you know, what other stories might be around for me to tell afterward. MAAS: Yes, lots of interesting things - twists and turns and then a slow-build romance between the two of them that was a lot of fun for me to write. Coming in paperback March 2, 2021: MAAS: Yeah. NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by Verb8tm, Inc., an NPR contractor, and produced using a proprietary transcription process developed with NPR. She's got her close-knit group of friends. Tell us about Bryce and Hunt and how they joined forces. And then she finally said, how did you get that book? A New York native, Sarah lives in Philadelphia with her husband, son, and dog. GARCIA-NAVARRO: It is my pleasure. And I would have these, I guess, like, episodes, as - I called them episodes, where... MAAS: It was a couple days of just, like, pure panic and not - panic attacks. All rights reserved. Visit our website terms of use and permissions pages at www.npr.org for further information. Crescent City is a planned trilogy of new adult fantasy books by Sarah J. Maas. It's hard for me to say goodbye to characters after just three books. GARCIA-NAVARRO: Yeah. GARCIA-NAVARRO: So just know that you have some really loyal fans. #1 New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas launches her brand-new CRESCENT CITY series with House of Earth and Blood: the story of half-Fae and half-human Bryce Quinlan as she seeks revenge in a contemporary fantasy world of magic, danger, and searing romance. And I don't care if I can't write another word again, but I need help. MAAS: The path that she goes through from that place of darkness back to one of light was - that's very, very close to me now. And then the book jumps ahead two years to when the murders start up again, and they realize that the wrong person was put in jail. This wiki is devoted to the Crescent City Series by Sarah J. Maas. Copyright © 2020 NPR. GARCIA-NAVARRO: I'm so glad. Half-Fae, half-human Bryce Quinlanloves her life. The two main characters, though, are supernatural. But this world is already so big and there's so many characters that I have a feeling it's going to go beyond three books. We are currently managing 128 articles, and we could use your help to make many more. She wanted to get the book from me. And I was feeling a little bit uncomfortable. And they think they catch the murderer, and the guy goes to jail. And yeah, I mean, there's a reason why "Crescent City" was 800 pages... MAAS: ...Because I just loved the world and the characters so much that I wanted to spend all this time with them. As Bryce and Hunt dig deep into Crescent City’s underbelly, they discover a dark power that threatens everything and everyone they hold dear, and they find, in each other, a blazing passion—one that could set them both free, if they’d only let it. Life is, yes, pretty scary right now, and you may very well be spending a lot of time at home. Ultimately, we should say this book is a murder mystery. But I mean, the medication did not mess up my creativity in any way. Her new book is "Crescent City: House Of Earth And Blood.". So Bryce is a half-human, half-fay 20-something-year-old who works at this magical antiquities dealer. Sarah J. Maas joins me now from Philadelphia. MAAS: Sure. GARCIA-NAVARRO: I understand that you wrote this book at a particularly difficult time. Accuracy and availability may vary. … And they... GARCIA-NAVARRO: And interesting things ensue. I mean, Bryce goes through, you know, depression, anxiety, PTSD. And one night, she's out partying, and the majority of her friends are all brutally murdered. By day, she works for an antiquities dealer, selling barely legal magical artifacts, and by night, she parties with … I was very hesitant to get help, mostly because I had just heard horror stories from other writers and creative types about how, you know, medication - the medication they were put on really messed with their creativity, and they couldn't create once they were put on medication. And when the book first begins, she is a bit of a party girl. If anything, it gave me the space to be able to hear my own thoughts again and to be able to create without that overwhelming sense of panic. Sarah J. Maas is the #1 New York Times and internationally bestselling author of the Crescent City, A Court of Thorns and Roses, and the Throne of Glass series. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Right now, we have three books under contract. #1 New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas launches her brand-new CRESCENT CITY series with House of Earth and Blood: the story of half-Fae and half-human Bryce Quinlan as she seeks revenge in a contemporary fantasy world of magic, danger, and searing romance. Pre-order in the US - Bloomsbury, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble, Pre-order in Canada- Bloomsbury, Amazon, and Indigo, Pre-order in the UK - Bloomsbury, Amazon, Waterstones, and Blackwell’s, Pre-order in Australia - Bloomsbury, and Amazon, US - Bloomsbury, Amazon, Bookshop, Barnes & Noble, and Apple, UK - Bloomsbury, Amazon, Waterstones, Kobo, Apple, Blackwell’s, Google Play, WHSmith. We've been doing talk therapy for months. NPR's Lulu Garcia Navarro talks to author Sarah Maas about her new novel, "Crescent City.". I was reading this book, and a lady next to me sort of kept on staring at me. Welcome to the program. GARCIA-NAVARRO: Before I let you go, I want to tell you a true thing that happened at the airport. So it may be the moment to dig into a big, epic fantasy novel that takes you literally to another world. I have a young son at home, and I want to be able to be present for him. Sarah J. Maas is the bestselling fantasy author of two blockbuster series, and now she has a new one. GARCIA-NAVARRO: That's Sarah J. Maas. I mean, all of my series have been really long. The first installment is called "Crescent City: House Of Earth And Blood," and it is a murder mystery set in a world with angels, werewolves, demons, witches and fairies with a love story at its heart. Thank you so much for having me. And I'm wondering - is this the beginning of a long series of "Crescent City"? I just had this overwhelming sense of panic and dread. And I think I processed a lot of what I was going through, perhaps even unconsciously, through Bryce and her journey. Crescent City #2 is the upcoming second book in the brand-new adult fantasy series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas. And I started realizing that I can't live like this for the rest of my life. #1 New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas launches her brand-new CRESCENT CITY series with House of Earth and Blood: the story of half-Fae and half-human Bryce Quinlan as she seeks revenge in a contemporary fantasy world of magic, danger, and searing romance. I didn't even know they were panic attacks until my psychiatrist later told me. MAAS: Yeah. We Insist: A Timeline Of Protest Music In 2020. And then this past November, I had, you know, this panic attack that went on for two weeks straight. And it's changed my life. And you know, you do have these other two series of books, "Throne Of Glass" and "A Court Of Thorns" - bestsellers. And it will depend on the story that calls to me and the characters that call to me.