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Author: Ellen Goodlett
Release Date: September 11, 2018
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (Hachette Book Group imprint)
Three girls with three deadly secrets. Only one can wear the crown.
Zofi has spent her entire life traveling across the Reaches. Just when her freedom matters most, the king's men arrive and drag her away from her fellow Travelers to bring her to the capital--Kolonya.
Ren grew up in Kolonya, serving as a ladies' maid at court. She dreams of being a noble herself one day, but being ominously summoned to the king's courtroom after a misdeed isn't exactly what she had in mind.
Akeylah was raised by an abusive father in the Eastern Reach, surrounded by brewing insurrection. She'd do anything to escape her family, even accept the invitation of a king who has every reason to despise her.
Each girl hides a dangerous secret--the kind that could get her killed for treason. But when the girls are brought before King Andros expecting an execution, instead they learn the truth: the king is dying and they are his only living heirs. Now the three of them must live at court and compete for the chance to rule. But someone in Kolonya knows the girls' secrets, and they'll stop at nothing to keep them from the throne.
This sounds like a curious mashup of Three Dark Crowns and other books with intrigue and secrets, books like Mask of Shadows and Furyborn. So I'm definitely interested in reading this.