The Reluctant Queen

Book Two of The Queens of Renthia

by Sarah Beth Durst

On Sale: 01/30/2018

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The Reluctant Queen

Book Two of The Queens of Renthia

by Sarah Beth Durst

On Sale: 01/30/2018

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About the Book

In The Queen of Blood, Daleina used her strength and skill to survive the malevolent nature spirits of Renthia and claim the crown. But now she is hiding a terrible secret: she is dying. If she leaves the world before a new heir is ready, the spirits that inhabit her realm will once again run wild, destroying her cities and slaughtering her people.

Naelin has the power necessary to become an heir, but she couldn’t be further removed from the Queen. Her world is her two children, her husband, and her remote village tucked deep in the forest. But when Ven, the Queen’s champion, passes through her village, Naelin’s ambitious husband tells him of his wife’s ability to control spirits—magic that Naelin fervently denies. She knows embracing her power will bring death and separation from those she loves.

But Ven must find the best possible candidate to protect the people of Aratay. As the Queen’s power begins to wane and the spirits become emboldened, the only way Naelin can keep her son and daughter safe is to risk everything.

“Excellent.”  Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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Critical Praise

Praise for The Queen of Blood: “Mythopoeic Award-winner Durst launches her Queens of Renthia series with a stellar and imaginative tale.” - Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“A thrilling beginning to a sweeping series about searching for sovereignty and truth in order to save one’s land.” - Library Journal (starred review)

The Queen of Blood is full of rich tension from the opening scene to the nail-biting finale.” - Jeff Wheeler, Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Kingfountain and Muirwood series

“Thrilling--heartrending--enchanting--absolutely un-put-down-able!” - Tamora Pierce, New York Times bestselling author

“What a great story! A truly wonderful fantasy novel which doubles as an allegory for our own earthly struggle between Man and Nature. Filled with fresh ideas and excitement, told with verve and heart. This book deserves a wide readership, and I think it will find one.” - Terry Brooks, New York Times bestselling author of the Shannara series

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062474117
  • ISBN 10: 0062474111
  • Imprint: Harper Voyager
  • On Sale: 01/30/2018
  • Pages: 416
  • List Price:9.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Fantasy / Epic
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Coming of Age
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Action & Adventure

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