CASTLE OF LIES by Kiersi Burkhart celebrates its book birthday today. This epic high fantasy was pitched as Game of Thrones meets Gossip Girl. This is what Booklist has to say “”Though the kingdom thinks of her as Princess Corene’s closest companion, Thelia schemes to steal the throne from the cousin who, intentionally or not, has never been on her side. But Thelia’s plans are put on hold when the castle is captured by enemy elves, and she and her scheming cousin Parsifal are imprisoned. Guarding them is a nonbinary elf named Sapphire, whose sympathies for the humans grow every day. But an old magic is waking in the castle, and Parsifal may be able to access it―if it doesn’t destroy him first. With queer characters and a polyamorous relationship, there is a diversity in gender and sexual identity here that is often lacking in fantasy novels.” Published by Carolrhoda.