Since birth, Nyx has been betrothed to the evil ruler of her
kingdom-all because of a reckless bargain her father struck. And
since birth, she has been training to kill him.
Betrayed by her family yet bound to obey, Nyx rails against her
fate. Still, on her seventeenth birthday, she abandons everything
she''s ever known to marry the all-powerful, immortal Ignifex. Her
plan? Seduce him, disarm him, and break the nine-hundred-year-old
curse he put on her people.
But Ignifex is not what Nyx expected. The strangely charming
lord beguiles her, and his castle-a shifting maze of magical
rooms-enthralls her. As Nyx searches for a way to free her homeland
by uncovering Ignifex''s secrets, she finds herself unwillingly
drawn to him. But even if she can bring herself to love her sworn
enemy, how can she refuse her duty to kill him?
Based on the classic fairy tale Beauty and the Beast,
Cruel Beauty is a dazzling love story about our deepest
desires and their power to change our destiny.