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5.4 X 8.2 X 0.8 inches | 0.55 pounds

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About the Author

Richelle Mead is the author of the international #1 bestselling Vampire Academy series and its bestselling spinoff series, Bloodlines. A lifelong reader, Richelle has always had a particular fascination with mythology and folklore. When she can actually tear herself away from books (either reading or writing them), she enjoys bad reality TV, traveling, trying interesting cocktails, and shopping for dresses to wear on tour. She is a self-professed coffee addict, works in her pajamas, and has a passion for all things wacky and humorous. Originally from Michigan, Richelle now lives in Seattle, Washington, where she is hard at work on her next novel. Visit to find out more.


"Like her heroine, Mead paints with a delicate brush, creating a fablelike story that melds folktale, sacrifice, romance, and the stark realization of humanity's capacity to exploit others for profit."
--Publishers Weekly

"Mead's original world building really shines here, as it did in her Vampire Academy and Bloodlines series. Fans of characters like Rose Hathaway and Sydney Sage will flock to thisimpressive stand-alone novel."

"Reminiscent of Kristen Cashore's novels, this blend of mythology, romance, and suspense will keep readers turning pages."
--School Library Connection

"A thrilling mix of taut storytelling, majestic Eastern magic and a richly imagined world."
--Alison Goodman, New York Times Bestselling author of Eon and Eona

"​Wholly original--and as every bit as delicately carved as one of Fei's beloved chrysanthemums--Soundless resonates with the sort of love and life that only happens in the hands of a master. ​That ​Richelle Mead has perfect pitch shouldn't surprise anyone--yet this story will surprise everyone."
--Margaret Stohl, author of Icons and co-author of the internationally bestselling Beautiful Creatures novels

"Mead combines adventure, suspense, and romance in this fast moving cliff hanger mythological fantasy."
--Voice of Youth Advocates

"Mead weaves Chinese folklore, themes of family, courage, and loyalty, plus her signature romance into her first stand-alone fantasy novel."
-Kirkus Reviews

"Fans of the author won't want to miss this multicultural, folk tale-based tale."
--School Library Journal