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A striking fantasy tale of dark magic, dangerous politics, and discovering your true self—perfect for fans of Game of Thrones, An Ember in the Ashes and A Court of Thorns and Roses.

Sixteen years ago the Kingdom of Winter was conquered and its citizens enslaved, leaving them without magic or a monarch. Now the Winterians' only hope for freedom is the eight survivors who managed to escape, and who have been waiting for the opportunity to steal back Winter's magic and rebuild the kingdom ever since.

Orphaned as an infant during Winter's defeat, Meira has lived her whole life as a refugee. Training to be a warrior—and desperately in love with her best friend, Winter's future king—she would do anything to help Winter rise to power again.

So when scouts discover the location of the ancient locket that can restore Winter's magic, Meira decides to go after it herself—only to find herself thrust into a world of evil magic and dangerous politics—and ultimately comes to realize that her destiny is not, never has been, her own.

Hardcover, 432 pages
Published on October 14, 2014 by Balzer + Bray
ISBN-10: 0062286927
ISBN-13: 9780062286925
4 Book Reviews
  • angelh20
    angelh20Monday, January 18, 2016 at 2:42 am55 stars
    I like this book very much. At first, the main character thinks she is only a refugee girl that doesn’t matter to her own occupied country, Snow because she has no memory about it. But she wants to be part of Snow and go on missions that will help them get back Snow. Things changed after she gets on her first mission and takes back half of the locket that was taken from the country that invade them. The locket was important to them because it once contained their magic power. Throughout the story, it only gets more and more exciting. You’ll never guess what is the main character’s real identity. After reading this book, I learn that things are always unexpected.
    • mila9
      mila9Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 3:35 pm
      I'm reading it and sofar i would totally recommend the main character is super strong.
      • happyapples_14
        happyapples_14Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 11:50 am
        • mila9
          mila9Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 2:32 pm
          wants to read