A Song of Wraiths and Ruin
For Malik, the Solstasia festival is a chance to escape his war-stricken home and start a new life with his sisters in the prosperous desert city of Ziran. But when a vengeful spirit abducts Malik’s younger sister, Nadia, as payment into the city, Malik strikes a fatal deal—kill Karina, Crown Princess of Ziran, for Nadia’s freedom.
But Karina has deadly aspirations of her own. Her mother, the Sultana, has been assassinated; her court threatens mutiny; and Solstasia looms like a knife over her neck. Grief-stricken, Karina decides to resurrect her mother through ancient magic… requiring the beating heart of a king. And she knows just how to obtain one: by offering her hand in marriage to the victor of the Solstasia competition.
When Malik rigs his way into the contest, they are set on a heart-pounding course to destroy each other. But as attraction flares between them and ancient evils stir, will they be able to see their tasks to the death?
JLG Release: Aug 2020
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Fantasy/Science Fiction High Plus
8 3/10" x 5 1/2"
Scholastic Reading CountsN/A
Balzer + Bray
Potentially Sensitive Areas
Violence: Cruelty to Animals , Violence: General , Sexual Content: Mild Sexual Content/Themes , Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Underage Use , Language: Mild Language
Magic, Prophecies, Competitions, Romance, Princesses, West African folklore,