By Kiersten White
“Absolutely riveting.” —Alexandra Bracken, #1 New York Times bestselling writer of Passenger
This vividly rendered novel reads like HBO’s Game of Thrones . . . if it have been set within the Ottoman Empire. formidable in scope and intimate in execution, the story’s atmospheric surroundings is rife with political intrigue, with a deftly plotted narrative pushed through fiercely passionate characters and a fearsome heroine. lovers of Victoria Aveyard’s THE pink QUEEN and Sabaa Tahir’s AN EMBER within the ASHES won’t are looking to pass over this visceral, immersive, and enthralling novel, the 1st within the and that i Darken series.
NO ONE EXPECTS A PRINCESS TO BE BRUTAL. And Lada Dragwlya likes it that approach. Ever due to the fact that she and her mild more youthful brother, Radu, have been wrenched from their place of origin of Wallachia and deserted by means of their father to be raised within the Ottoman courts, Lada has identified that being ruthless is the foremost to survival. She and Radu are doomed to behave as pawns in a vicious video game, an unseen sword soaring over their each flow. For the lineage that makes them distinct additionally makes them targets.
Lada despises the Ottomans and bides her time, making plans her vengeance for the day while she will go back to Wallachia and declare her birthright. Radu longs just for a spot the place he feels secure. And after they meet Mehmed, the defiant and lonely son of the sultan, who’s anticipated to rule a country, Radu feels that he’s made a real friend—and Lada wonders if she’s ultimately stumbled on somebody priceless of her passion.
But Mehmed is inheritor to the very empire that Lada has sworn to struggle against—and that Radu now considers domestic. jointly, Lada, Radu, and Mehmed shape a poisonous triangle that traces the bonds of affection and loyalty to the breaking point.
From New York Times bestselling writer Kiersten White comes the 1st booklet in a dismal, sweeping new sequence within which heads will roll, our bodies may be impaled . . . and hearts may be broken.
“A darkish and twisty delusion . . . imagine Game of Thrones, yet with teens.”—Seventeen
“Sinister, suspenseful, and unapologetically feminist.”—Buzzfeed
“Will thoroughly spin you into yet again and place.”—Bustle
“Takes no prisoners, supplying up brutal, emotional historic fiction.”—NPR.org
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