SIGN UP: The Fallen Hero by Katie Zhao

Genre: middle grade, fantasy

Diversity tags: own-voices, authors of color (chinese-american author), poc representation (chinese-american characters)

Publication date: 13 October 2020

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Kids

Cover artist: Vivienne To

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Synopsis:


Faryn Liu thought she was the Heaven Breaker, a warrior destined to wield the all-powerful spear Fenghuang, command dragons, and defeat demons. But a conniving goddess was manipulating her all along…and her beloved younger brother, Alex, has betrayed her and taken over as the Heaven Breaker instead. Alex never forgave the people who treated him and Faryn like outcasts, and now he wants to wipe out both the demons and most of humanity.


Determined to prevent a war and bring Alex back to her side, Faryn and her half-dragon friend Ren join the New Order, a group of warriors based out of Manhattan’s Chinatown. She learns that one weapon can stand against Fenghuang–the Ruyi Jingu Bang. Only problem? It belongs to an infamous trickster, the Monkey King.


Faryn sets off on a daring quest to convince the Monkey King to join forces with her, one that will take her to new places–including Diyu, otherwise known as the Underworld–where she’ll run into new dangers and more than one familiar face. Can she complete her mission and save the brother she loves, no matter the cost?

About the Author

Katie Zhao is a 2017 graduate of the University of Michigan with a B.A. in English and Political Science, and a 2018 Masters of Accounting at the same university. She is the author of Chinese #ownvoices middle grade fantasy THE DRAGON WARRIOR (Bloomsbury Kids, October 2019 & 2020), as well as a young adult author. She is a mentor for Author Mentor Match. She is currently open to freelance editorial services for young adult and middle grade manuscripts.

About the Tour

The tour for The Fallen Hero is exclusive to book bloggers. It is open to both US-based and international bloggers, with priority being given to Chinese and other Asian reviewers. Its official hashtag is #FallenHeroTour.

The tour will run from October 5th to October 9th, which falls a week before the book’s release. Although book reviews are required for this tour, you are more than welcome to add other creative or promotional content of your preference.

Digital review copies of The Fallen Hero will be distributed. Also, it must be noted that The Fallen Hero is a sequel. If you haven’t read the first book yet, digital galleys of The Dragon Warrior will not be provided by Caffeine Book Tours.

Sign-ups will close within the week, and the selected tour hosts will be contacted via email. The CBT Twitter account will announce once the confirmation emails have been sent out.

For other concerns or inquiries, you are more than welcome to leave a comment!

Published by Shealea

Shealea likes sunflowers, research, and inclusive literature. In 2020, she graduated from the University of the Philippines Diliman with a bachelor's degree in Communication Research.

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