A Song Of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown


The first in the immersive, New York Times bestselling fantasy duology inspired by West African folklore in which a grieving crown princess and a desperate refugee find themselves on a collision course to murder each other despite their growing attraction—from debut author Roseanne A. Brown. Perfect for fans of Tomi Adeyemi, Renée Ahdieh, and Sabaa Tahir.

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What Our Bookseller Says:

“Okay so let’s talk about how AMAZING it is to see a matriarchal society infused with magic, political intrigue, and danger (with a little romance, of course), because that’s what I was hit with when I read this book. The world building was amazing, the lore was fresh and beautifully rendered, and the characters were complex and imperfect in all the best ways. If you’re expecting a simple fantasy, maybe look for something else. This one tackles refugee crises, grief, mental health — to name a few facets. And there will be a sequel!!! Needless to say, I enjoyed this novel so much and am just on the edge of my seat to see what’s next in the city of Ziran!”

– Christine

What the Publisher Says:

For Malik, the Solstasia festival is a chance to escape his war-stricken home and start a new life with his sisters in the prosperous desert city of Ziran. But when a vengeful spirit abducts Malik’s younger sister, Nadia, as payment into the city, Malik strikes a fatal deal—kill Karina, Crown Princess of Ziran, for Nadia’s freedom.

But Karina has deadly aspirations of her own. Her mother, the Sultana, has been assassinated; her court threatens mutiny; and Solstasia looms like a knife over her neck. Grief-stricken, Karina decides to resurrect her mother through ancient magic . . . requiring the beating heart of a king. And she knows just how to obtain one: by offering her hand in marriage to the victor of the Solstasia competition.

When Malik rigs his way into the contest, they are set on a heart-pounding course to destroy each other. But as attraction flares between them and ancient evils stir, will they be able to see their tasks to the death?

A Song Of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown
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