Kingdom of Ash and Briars by Hannah WestKingdom of Ash and Briars by Hannah West

Kingdom of Ash and Briars

byHannah West

Hardcover | August 30, 2016

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Building on homages to CinderellaSleeping Beauty, Jane Austen's Emma and the Chinese legend of Hua Mulan, Hannah West makes a spectacular and wholly original debut.

Bristal, a sixteen-year-old kitchen maid, lands in a fairy tale gone wrong when she discovers she has elicromancer magic in her blood. Elicromancers are an ancient breed of immortal people, but only two remain in Nissera. Bristal joins the ranks of Brack and Tamarice without knowing that one of them has a dark secret . . . Tamarice is plotting a quest to overthrow the realm's nobility and take charge herself. Together, Bristal and Brack must guard Nissera against her black elicromancy. There are cursed princesses to protect, royal alliances to forge and fierce monsters to battle-all with the hope of preserving peace. 


Hannah West has swooned over refurbished folkloric tales since she wrote her first story about a runaway princess living at the top of a flagpole with two loaves of bread. KINGDOM OF ASH AND BRIARS is her first novel, which she began as a college junior while studying abroad in France. She lives in Rockwall, Texas with her rambunctious...
Title:Kingdom of Ash and BriarsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:August 30, 2016Publisher:Holiday House IncLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0823436519

ISBN - 13:9780823436514

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History might be whittled down until all that remains are shining fables of fairy magic and curse-defying kisses. War might go unmentioned in the polished children's tales of the two girls with rose petal lips and hair of spun gold, the girls whom I was tasked with making queens.            The coming generations may forget that the price of the peace they will enjoy was paid in blood.            But for the historians, the truth-seekers and the curious: here is the light and the dark of it. Here is my story.