On Sale: June 28, 2016
Featuring: Lada Dragwlya
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Young Adult Adventure | Young Adult Historical
This vividly rendered novel reads like HBO’s Game of
Thrones . . . if it were set in the Ottoman Empire.
Ambitious in scope and intimate in execution, the story’s
atmospheric setting is rife with political intrigue, with a
deftly plotted narrative driven by fiercely passionate
characters. Fans of Victoria Aveyard’s THE RED QUEEN,
Kristin Cashore’s GRACELING, and Sabaa Tahir’s AN EMBER IN
THE ASHES won’t want to miss this visceral, immersive, and
mesmerizing novel, the first in a trilogy.
EXPECTS A PRINCESS TO BE BRUTAL. And Lada Dragwlya likes it
that way. Ever since she and her gentle younger brother,
Radu, were wrenched from their homeland of Wallachia and
abandoned by their father to be raised in the Ottoman
courts, Lada has known that being ruthless is the key to
survival. She and Radu are doomed to act as pawns in a
vicious game, an unseen sword hovering over their every
move. For the lineage that makes them special also makes
Lada despises the Ottomans and bides
her time, planning her vengeance for the day when she can
return to Wallachia and claim her birthright. Radu longs
only for a place where he feels safe. And when they meet
Mehmed, the defiant and lonely son of the sultan, who’s
expected to rule a nation, Radu feels that he’s made a true
friend—and Lada wonders if she’s finally found someone
worthy of her passion.
But Mehmed is heir to the very
empire that Lada has sworn to fight against—and that Radu
now considers home. Together, Lada, Radu, and Mehmed form a
toxic triangle that strains the bonds of love and loyalty to
the breaking point.
From New York Times
bestselling author Kiersten White comes the first book in a
dark, sweeping new series in which heads will roll, bodies
will be impaled . . . and hearts will be broken.
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