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Left Bank Books welcomes St. Louis author Cait Stevenson, who will discuss her fun and historically accurate how-to guide to conquering an epic quest, How to Slay a Dragon, on our Facebook Live Page at 7pm CT on August 18. Stevenson will be in conversation with author & Hugo Award-winning co-founder of The Book Smugglers Thea James. Join us on our Facebook Live Page and order a copy of How to Slay a Dragon: A Fantasy Hero's Guide to the Real Middle Ages from Left Bank Books to support authors and independent bookstores! About How to Slay a Dragon Grab your magical sword and take the place of your favorite fantasy character with this fun and historically accurate how-to guide to solving epic quests. What should you ask a magic mirror? How do you outwit a genie? Where should you dig for buried treasure? Fantasy media's favorite clichés get new life from How to Slay a Dragon: A Fantasy Hero's Guide to the Real Middle Ages, a historically accurate romp through the medieval world. Each entry presents a trope from video games, books, movies, or TV--such as saving the princess or training a wizard--as a problem for you to solve, as if you were the hero of your own fantasy quest. Through facts sourced from a rich foundation of medieval sources, you will learn how your magical problems were solved by people in the actual Middle Ages. Divided into thematic subsections based on typical stages in a fantastical epic, and inclusive of race, gender, and continent, How to Slay a Dragon is perfect if you're curious to learn more about the time period that inspired some of your favorite magical worlds or longing to know what it would be like to be the hero of your own mythical adventure. About Cooking for Wizards, Warriors, and Dragons (available for preorder) 100+ Spell-Binding Recipes Inspired by Diverse Fantasy Worlds, from The Witcher to The Broken Earth Created by Hugo Award-winning co-founder of The Book Smugglers, Thea James, Cooking for Wizards, Warriors and Dragons col
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