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Book two in the New York Times bestselling dark fantasy series, the Empirium Trilogy!
Two queens, separated by thousands of years, connected by secrets and lies, must continue their fight amid deadly plots and unthinkable betrayals that will test their strength—and their hearts.
Rielle Dardenne has been anointed Sun Queen, but her trials are far from over. The Gate keeping the angels at bay is falling. To repair it, Rielle must collect the seven hidden castings of the saints. Meanwhile, to help her prince and love Audric protect Celdaria, Rielle must spy on the angel Corien—but his promises of freedom and power may prove too tempting to resist.
Centuries later, Eliana Ferracora grapples with her new reality: She is the Sun Queen, humanity's long-awaited savior. But fear of corruption—fear of becoming another Rielle—keeps Eliana's power dangerous and unpredictable. Hunted by all, racing against time to save her dying friend Navi, Eliana must decide how to wear a crown she never wanted—by embracing her mother's power, or rejecting it forever.
Perfect for those looking for:
Epic fantasy with stunning and elaborate world building
Teen fantasy books for girls
Strong complex female characters
An immersive series with an intricate magic system
Friendship and teen romance books
The Empirium Trilogy:
Furyborn (Book 1)
Kingsbane (Book 2)
Lightbringer (Book 3)
Praise for Furyborn:
A BuzzFeed Most Anticipated Title of Spring 2018
A Goodreads Most Anticipated Title of Spring 2018
A Bustle Most Anticipated Title of Spring 2018
"A must-read." —Refinery29
"A series to watch." —Paste Magazine
"Visionary." —Bustle Magazine
"One of the biggest new YA fantasies." —Entertainment Weekly
"Beautiful, brutal, heart-stopping, and epic." —Laini Taylor, New York Times bestselling author of Strange the Dreamer and the Daughter of Smoke and Bone saga
About the Author
Claire Legrand is the author of several novels for children and young adults, most notably The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls, Some Kind of Happiness, Winterspell, and The Empirium Trilogy. Claire lives in New Jersey. Visit claire-legrand.com.
"Above and beyond my expectations!" — Leah Atlee, Changing Hands Bookstore (Phoenix, AZ)
"Kingsbane was everything I was expecting from a sequel to Furyborn and more... This is one book I absolutely cannot wait to start selling." — Caitlyn Vanorder, Bookmarks (Winston-Salem, NC)
"Masterful." — Booklist
"Claire Legrand is one of the most exciting voices in YA fantasy—and in YA as a whole—writing right now." — Mackenzie Van Engelenhoven, The King's English Bookshop (Salt Lake City, UT)
"Furyborn was incredible, Kingsbane is better! The second novel has even more magic, cliffhangers, and romance... Already excited for the next one in this trilogy. This is a wild ride." — Suzanne Lucey, Page 158 Books (Wake Forest, NC)
"I hope everyone is ready to cry a bucket of tears over this victorious and vengeful sequel... Legrand's writing has never been so fierce and frenetic, and Kingsbane moves at a breakneck pace that left me breathless. I wanted to stay in this world forever and I'll be heartbroken when the trilogy ends." — Sami Thomason, Square Books (Oxford, MS)
"It's the perfect mix of blood, mystery, and high fantasy that readers of the genre crave and an amazing middle hinge for the trilogy to swing on. I am so anxiously awaiting the third book." — Chaning Green, Square Books (Oxford, MS)
"Fans of the first installment won't be disappointed, especially if they enjoyed Sarah J. Maas' lusty romances (A Court of Thorns and Roses, BCCB 7/15, etc.)." — Bulletin of the Center for the Children's Books
"A spell-binding successor to Furyborn...setting up the series for a truly captivating and heart-racing ending." — Hypable
"Chock-full of action, horror, romance, and twists, Kingsbane is incredible and cunning and unforgettable! You will NOT want to miss this read!" — Alyssa Quinlan, Main Street Books (St. Charles, MO)