Series: A Song of Wraiths and Ruin Book 1
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Length: 496 pages
Audiobook Length: 12 hours and 4 minutes
First Published: 2020
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 his younger sister, Nadia, as payment to enter 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?
Quotes from A Song of Wraiths and Ruin
A story ends when it ends, and not a moment before. If you are unhappy with this ending, make a new one.
Slaves deserve to be remembered just as much as queens.
Nothing good can come of a place that refuses to see the pain of the people on whose backs it was built.
The pain you have endured does not justify the pain you inflict on others.
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