Release Date: June 1
In case you haven't yet read book one A Song of Wraiths and Ruin: After a vengeful spirit takes Malik's younger sister, Nadia, he makes a deal to get her back. Meanwhile, Karina is reeling from the assassination of her mother, the Sultana, and the threat of mutiny from her court. But she can resurrect her mother, for a price. Both Malik and Karina plan to act around the Solstasia festival — Malik competing to get close to Karina, as he is meant to kill her, and Karina offering her hand in marriage to the winner, since she needs the beating heart of a king to bring back her mother. This was one of the very best books of last year, and the sequel promises to delve even more into the world and mythology.
What it's about: After a violent coup left her without kingdom or throne, Karina is the most wanted person in Sonande, searching for a divine power hidden in the long-lost city of her ancestors. The resurrection of Karina's sister and the subsequent chaos lead Malik to use magic to try and lure Karina back to their side, as she may be the key to restore the balance.
For more sequels, check out Reaper of Souls by Rena Barron and Ravage the Dark by Tara Sim.
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