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Two New York Times bestselling authors deliver a "fast-paced, action filled fantasy [that] reads like a mix of Game of Thrones and Avatar: The Last Airbender" (BCCB) in the first book of a YA duology featuring ancient magic, warring factions, and a romance rooted by betrayal, now in paperback.

House Dragon murdered Darling Seabreak's family. She owes her life to both the power of her Chaos Boon and House Kraken for liberating her from the sewers where she spent her childhood. When her adoptive Kraken father is captured in battle, Darling vows to save him—even if that means killing each and every last member of House Dragon.

Talon Goldhoard is the dutiful War Prince for House Dragon, bravely leading the elite troops of his brother, the High Prince Regent. But lately his brother’s erratic rule threatens to undo a hundred years of House Dragon’s hard work. Then Talon is ambushed by a fierce girl who looks exactly like the one his brother has painted obsessively, repeatedly, for years, and he knows she’s the key to everything.

Together, Darling and Talon must navigate the treacherous waters of House politics, caught up in the complicated game the High Prince Regent is playing against everyone. Unlikely allies,  they’ll have to stop fighting each other long enough to learn to fight together in order to survive the fiery prophecies and ancient blood magic threatening to devastate their entire world.

“A gripping fantasy about betrayal, forgiveness, loss, and loyalty amid a magical war.”—Publishers Weekly

“The focus on family bonds and support adds realism, while the inclusion of prophetic dreams and visions creates intrigue.” – Kirkus

“This fast-paced, action-filled fantasy reads like a mix of Game of Thrones and Avatar: The Last Airbender.” – BCCB

“Political intrigue, magic, and intricate worldbuilding will draw in readers.” – SLJ

“Gratton and Ireland are no strangers to new and fantastic settings, and this first of a duology should prove to be as enthralling as all their individual offerings.”—Booklist

“An intriguing cast of characters and a diverse, queer normative fantasy realm make this novel stand out.” Shelf Awareness

  • Pages: 336 Pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
  • Imprint: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
  • ISBN: 9780593353349
Penguin Teen