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. 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, the solstice does not go according to plan, and she is left without a patron. Months later, Brienna's life takes an unexpected turn when a disgraced lord offers her patronage. Though she's suspicious of his intent, she has no other option, and must accept. But she soon discovers that he has big plans for her future. For there is a dangerous plot being planned to overthrow the king of Maevana-the rival kingdom of Valenia-and restore the rightful queen, and her magic, to the northern throne. The question is, who will be that queen?
Age Range: From 14 to 0
Format: Hardcover, 464 pages
Publisher: HarperTeen, February 2018
Product Dimensions: 8.3 L × 5.5 W × 1.4 H
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