BOOK 1 of THE QUEEN’S RISING Duology
He chose betrayal. She chooses vengeance.
When her seventeenth summer solstice arrives, Brienna desires only two things: to master her passion and to be chosen by a patron.
Growing up in the southern Kingdom of Valenia at the renowned Magnalia House should have prepared her for such a life. While some are born with an innate talent for one of the five passions—art, music, dramatics, wit, and knowledge—Brienna struggled to find hers until she belatedly chose to study knowledge. However, despite all her preparations, Brienna’s greatest fear comes true—the solstice does not go according to plan and she is left without a patron.
Months later, her life takes an unexpected turn when a disgraced lord offers her patronage. Suspicious of his intent, and with no other choices, she accepts. But there is much more to his story, and Brienna soon discovers that he has sought her out for his own vengeful gain. For there is a dangerous plot being planned to overthrow the king of Maevana—the archrival kingdom of Valenia—and restore the rightful queen, and her magic, to the northern throne. And others are involved—some closer to Brienna than she realizes.
With war brewing between the two lands, Brienna must choose whose side she will remain loyal to—passion or blood. Because a queen is destined to rise and lead the battle to reclaim the crown. The ultimate decision Brienna must determine is: Who will be that queen?
With gorgeous description and detailed rendering of a world where not everything and everyone are what they seem, debut author Rebecca Ross weaves an intricate tale of revenge, loyalty, and, ultimately, self-discovery.
Praise for THE QUEEN’S RISING
★“Sophisticated plotting is the hallmark of this debut, which deftly navigates complex, treasonous plots and political intrigue. [A] Stunning literary adventure.”
–Booklist (starred review)
“A sprawling girl-powered fantasy. A compelling page-turner. Hand this magical debut to readers who loved Shannon Hale’s Princess Academy or Sarah J. Maas’s “Throne of Glass” series.”
–School Library Journal
U.S. & World Publishers
U.S. / HarperTeen / February 6, 2018
U.K. / N.Z. / AUSTRALIA / HarperCollins / March 8, 2018
GERMANY / Carlsen / February 28, 2018
BRAZIL / Record
ITALY / Piemme
SPAIN / Urano / September 2018
TURKEY / Dogan Egmont
THE NETHERLANDS / Luitingh-Sijthoff
HUNGARY / Maxim
BULGARIA / Ciela
ISRAEL / Yediot Books
POLAND / Wydawnictwo Kobiece Lukasz Kierus / September 2018
ROMANIA / Corint
RUSSIA / AST