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by Kiersten White
Publication Date: October 4th, 2016
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Page Count: 496 pages
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*This quote is from the ARC and finished copies may differ*
NO ONE EXPECTS A PRINCESS TO BE BRUTAL.
And Lada Dragwlya likes it that way. Ever since she and her gentle younger brother, Radu, were wrenched from their homeland of Wallachia and abandoned by their father to be raised in the Ottoman courts, Lada has known that being ruthless is the key to survival. She and Radu are doomed to act as pawns in a vicious game, an unseen sword hovering over their every move. For the lineage that makes them special also makes them targets.
Lada despises the Ottomans and bides her time, planning her vengeance for the day when she can return to Wallachia and claim her birthright. Radu longs only for a place where he feels safe. And when they meet Mehmed, the defiant and lonely son of the sultan, who’s expected to rule a nation, Radu feels that he’s made a true friend—and Lada wonders if she’s finally found someone worthy of her passion.
But Mehmed is heir to the very empire that Lada has sworn to fight against—and that Radu now considers home. Together, Lada, Radu, and Mehmed form a toxic triangle that strains the bonds of love and loyalty to the breaking point.
Vlad Dracul's heavy brow descended like a storm when the doctor informed him that his wife had given birth to a girl. His other children - one from his first wife, now full grown, and even a bastard child from his mistress, born last year - had been boys. He had not though his seed weak enough to produce a girl. - Kindle E-ARC location 79 of 5428
Page one and I'm already hooked! I can't wait to get into this one :) Plus, that cover is AMAZE!