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New 2021 Release Date for Gruenke’s YA Fantasy Debut


ST. PAUL, MN, April 2, 2020 – Flux, an imprint of North Star Editions, Inc. (NSE) announced today the May publication date for Of Silver and Shadow by Jennifer Gruenke has been moved to February 16, 2021. This change allows time for promotional events to be rescheduled and independent bookstores to reopen to support a successful launch for this title. Described as Les Misérables meets A Darker Shade of Magic, Of Silver and Shadow is a young adult fantasy novel about Ren Kolins, a magic wielder in hiding, who strikes a deal with a broody rebel plotting to overthrow the tyrant king, while the king’s guard member Adley Farre hunts down the rebels one by one.

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Ren Kolins is a silver wielder—a dangerous thing to be in the kingdom of Erdis, where magic has been outlawed for a century. Ren is just trying to survive, sticking to a life of petty thievery, card games, and pit fighting to get by. But when a wealthy rebel leader discovers her secret, he offers her a fortune to join his revolution. The caveat: she won’t see a single coin until they overthrow the King.

Behind the castle walls, a brutal group of warriors known as the King’s Children is engaged in a competition: the first to find the rebel leader will be made King’s Fang, the right hand of the King of Erdis. And Adley Farre is hunting down the rebels one by one, torturing her way to Ren and the rebel leader, and the coveted King’s Fang title.

But time is running out for all of them, including the youngest Prince of Erdis, who finds himself pulled into the rebellion. Political tensions have reached a boiling point, and Ren and the rebels must take the throne before war breaks out.

Of Silver and Shadow by Jennifer Gruenke

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About the author
Jennifer Gruenke is a graduate of UC Santa Barbara, where she studied communication and writing. She grew up among the redwoods of Northern California, and now lives in Charlotte with her books and the houseplants she hasn’t killed yet. If she’s not writing or reading, you’re most likely to find her in a cafe, music venue, or the aisles of Trader Joe’s. Visit for more.

Flux publishes diverse young adult fiction. North Star Editions, Inc., publishes fiction and nonfiction for readers of all ages that inspires, informs, and entertains. For more information, visit or

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