The romance of Beauty and the Beast meets the adventure
of Graceling in a dazzling fantasy novel about our deepest
desires and their power to change our destiny.
Betrothed to the evil ruler of her kingdom, Nyx has always known
her fate was to marry him, kill him, and free her people from his
But on her seventeenth birthday, when she moves into his castle
high on the kingdom's mountaintop, nothing is as she
expected-particularly her charming and beguiling new husband.
Nyx knows she must save her homeland at all costs, yet she can't
resist the pull of her sworn enemy-who's gotten in her way by
stealing her heart.
For fans of bestselling authors Kristin Cashore and Alex Flinn,
this gorgeously written debut infuses the classic fairy tale with
glittering magic, a feisty heroine, and a romance sure to take your