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Rediscover the worlds of Emberfall and Syhl Shallow in this irresistible return to Brigid Kemmerer's New York Times bestselling Cursebreaker series.
Tycho of Rillisk has been a lot of things: son and brother, stablehand, prisoner, soldier and friend to the king. Now, four years after Grey took the throne of Emberfall, Tycho has taken on a new role: courier and spy. As the only person the king can trust, Tycho carries secret messages back and forth between the kingdoms of Emberfall and Syhl Shallow. But even though the war is over, peace still seems far away. A dangerous anti-magical faction is rising, and when Tycho discovers a plot to assassinate Grey and Queen Lia Mara, ruler of Syhl Shallow, he must fight for everything he believes in. Nothing here is as it seems, and after a devastating betrayal, it becomes clear that the danger is only just beginning ...
Praise for A Curse So Dark and Lonely;
‘Everything you’d want in a retelling of a classic fairy tale: a finely drawn fantasy world, a heroine rarely seen in fiction and a tortured hero with a secret. I have only one complaint: I wish the sequel were already available!’ Jodi Picoult, Sunday Times bestselling author of My Sister’s Keeper
‘Intensely original . . . Full of fierce new characters, wicked magic and wondrous amounts of heart, Brigid Kemmerer doesn’t just tell a story, she builds an entire world that you will never want to leave’ Stephanie Garber, Sunday Times bestselling author of Caraval
‘I couldn’t get this creative, suspenseful take on Beauty and the Beast out of my head’ Sara Holland, New York Times bestselling author of Everless
‘The Beauty and the Beast retelling I’ve been waiting for. The world Brigid has crafted is so beautifully dark, filled with wild adventure and a modern-day heroine every reader will find a bit of themselves in’ Alexandra Christo, author of To Kill a Kingdom
‘A fast-paced, richly detailed feminist epic’ Kirkus, starred review
‘A fresh twist on an old story . . . Fans of Sarah J. Maas will be eager for this one’ Booklist
‘This enthralling modern fable champions altruism while illustrating intimacy’s relationship with honesty, respect, trust and consent’ Publishers Weekly, starred review
‘A unique world filled with fantasy and menace’ School Library Journal
|Publication date:||3rd May 2022|
|Publisher:||Bloomsbury YA an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC|
|Suitable for:||13+ readers|
|Genres:||Fantasy / Magical, Romance / Relationship Stories|
|Collections:||2022 Book Preview: Must Read Books To Look Forward To,|
Brigid Kemmerer is the author of Letters to the Lost, More Than We Can Tell, and the YALSA-nominated Elementals series and the paranormal mystery, Thicker Than Water. She was born in Omaha, Nebraska, though her parents quickly moved her all over the United States, from the desert in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to the lakeside in Cleveland, Ohio, with several stops in between. Brigid is now settled near Annapolis, Maryland, with her husband and children. Author photo © Nicole Daacke PhotographyMore About Brigid Kemmerer
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