By Rosamund Hodge

A thrilling story of darkness, love, and redemption encouraged by way of the vintage fairy story Little pink driving Hood and the extravagant court docket of Versailles, from the writer of merciless good looks. A doomed warrior and the king's so much infamous bastard needs to subscribe to forces to defeat a dismal evil during this gorgeously tricky fantasy—perfect for fanatics of An Ember within the Ashes and A court docket of Thorns and Roses.

When Rachelle used to be fifteen she used to be good—apprenticed to her aunt and in education to guard her village from darkish magic. yet she was once additionally reckless—straying from the wooded area course looking for how to unfastened her international from the specter of everlasting darkness. After a bootleg assembly is going dreadfully incorrect, Rachelle is pressured to make a poor selection that binds her to the very evil she had was hoping to defeat.

Three years later, Rachelle has given her existence to serving the world, struggling with lethal creatures in a useless attempt to atone. while the king orders her to protect his son Armand—the guy she hates most—Rachelle forces Armand to aid her hunt for the mythical sword that would keep their global. jointly, they navigate the opulent international of the courtly elite, the place attractiveness and tool reign and not anyone could be relied on. and because the develop into unforeseen allies, they realize far-reaching conspiracies, hidden magic . . . and a love that could be their undoing. inside a palace outfitted on unimaginable wealth and hazardous secrets and techniques, can Rachelle notice the reality and prevent the autumn of unending evening?

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I left the night before my sixteenth birthday,” she said. ” Zane released her from his gaze and looked out across the river. ” “I was following Shay. ” “To rescue her,” he said, then trained his golden eyes on her again. ” Tally nodded carefully, last night’s champagne spinning her head. Or maybe tonight’s. She looked at the empty glass in her hand and wondered how many she’d had. ” As she said the words, Tally knew that they sounded bogus. ” Zane asked, his smile wry. Tally’s eyebrows lifted.

Zane’s suggestion of a picnic had raised Tally’s eyebrows (a motion that was totally ouch), but walking down in the fresh air did help clear her head. The pills the wardens had given her muted the pain of her wound, but had no effect on her general fuzziness. The rumor in New Pretty Town was that doctors knew how to fix hangovers, but kept the cure a secret on principle. Zane arrived on time, breakfast bobbing softly behind him in the cool breeze. As he grew near, his eyes widened at the scar on her forehead.

I kind of remembered one of them. ” She nodded, feeling stupid wearing the Smokey sweater with dirt and blood all over it. It was all Valentino Mansion’s fault for switching the dress code: There was nothing more bogus than still being in a costume after you’d left a party. “Do you know what he wanted, Tally? ” She looked at Peris for help. He was hanging on every word, his luminous eyes bugging wide. It made her feel important. She shrugged. “Just ugly tricks, that’s all. ” Which sounded bogus.

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