Dark Breaks the Dawn Duology, Book #1
Publisher: Scholastic Press
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“With its intricate, dazzling system of magic and a vibrant cast of characters, this passionate, war-torn retelling of Swan Lake is not one to be missed! You’ll be spellbound from the very first lines.” —Sarah J. Maas, #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of the THRONE OF GLASS series
On her eighteenth birthday, Princess Evelayn of Eadrolan, the Light Kingdom, can finally access the full range of her magical powers. The light looks brighter, the air is sharper, and the energy she can draw when fighting feels almost limitless.
But while her mother, the queen, remains busy at the war front, in the Dark Kingdom of Dorjhalon, the corrupt king is plotting. King Bain wants control of both kingdoms, and his plan will fling Evelayn into the throne much sooner than she expected.
In order to defeat Bain and his sons, Evelayn will quickly have to come into her ability to shapeshift, and rely on the alluring Lord Tanvir. But not everyone is what they seem, and the balance between the Light and Dark comes at a steep price.
Pitched as Graceling meets Swan Lake, this fantasy adventure duology follows a young queen, Evelayn, as she comes into her powers in controlling Light, fights to overcome a rival leader who controls Dark, and attempts to bring together two warring kingdoms.