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Book Launch: The Moonlight Blade by Tessa Barbosa (w/ guest K.S. Villoso)

April 2, 2023 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm PDT


On Sunday, April 2nd at 12:30pm, join Massy Arts Society, Massy Books, and Entangled Publishing for the launch of The Moonlight Blade by Tessa Barbosa, alongside a guest reading by epic fantasy novelist K.S. Villoso. 


Come celebrate this thrilling, inspiring and gritty new YA novel. Get your book signed, enjoy a light snack or enter the draw to win prizes!


This project has been made possible by the Government of Canada. Ce projet a été rendu possible grâce au gouvernement du Canada.


Registration is free/by donation, open to all and required for entrance.

Purchase The Moonlight Blade at the event, and have your book signed by the author. 


Venue & Accessibility

The event will be hosted at the Massy Arts Gallery, at 23 East Pender Street in Chinatown, Vancouver.

The gallery is wheelchair accessible and a gender-neutral washroom is on-site. Please refrain from wearing scents or heavy perfumes.

For more on accessibility including parking, seating, venue measurements and floor plan, and how to request ASL interpretation please visit: massyarts.com/accessibility

Covid Protocols: Masks keep our community safe and are mandatory (N95 masks are recommended as they offer the best protection). We ask if you are showing symptoms, that you stay home. Thank you kindly.


About The Book: 


THE MOONLIGHT BLADE (Entangled Publishing):


Narra Jal is one of the cursed, cast aside her whole life, considered unlucky. But with her mother’s life on the line, she will return to the city where she was born to face the trials: a grueling, bloodthirsty series of challenges designed to weed out the weak, the greedy, and the foolish. Trials to select the next ruler of Tigang.


Narra has nothing. No weapons. No training. No magic. No real chance of leaving with her life. Just her fierce grit and a refusal to accept the destiny she’s been handed. Even the intense, dark-eyed Guardian she feels a strangely electric connection with cannot help her. Narra is on her own. But she’ll show everyone what the unlucky can do.


Let the bloodbath begin.  



Tessa Barbosa is a Filipina-Canadian author who writes fantasy novels by night, and software help by day. She studied computer science and the fine arts in university, but stories were her first love, and she’s thrilled she gets to write them now. Tessa currently lives in Vancouver with her family and when she’s not at the keyboard, you can find her reading, making messes in the kitchen, or sewing things. Find out more at 



With Guest

K.S. Villoso: Born in Daraga, Albay, K.S. Villoso writes speculative fiction with themes shaped by her childhood, with grim and grit inspired by both the streets of Manila, Philippines, and the wilds of British Columbia, Canada. Her books range from epic fantasy touched with the horrors of the aswang to long adventures through magic-strewn lands inspired by the engkanto. She now lives in BC with a pack of dogs and humans. When she isn’t writing, she spends her days counting to when she can get lost in the mountains again.




April 2, 2023
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm PDT
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