With powerful magic, dangerously cunning royalty, and heart-stopping romance, this new sweeping fantasy series is perfect for fans of Sabaa Tahir.
Shalia is a proud daughter of the desert, but after years of war with the adjoining kingdom, her people are desperate to end the violence. Willing to trade her freedom for peace, Shalia becomes Queen of the Bone Lands, a country where magic is outlawed and the Elementae — those that can control earth, air, fire and water — are traitors subject to torture... or worse.
Before she is even crowned, Shalia discovers that she can bend the earth to her will. Trapped between her husband's irrational hatred of the Elementae and a dangerous rebellion led by her own brother, Shalia's only chance to survive is to harness her power and make an impossible choice: save her family, save the Elementae, or save herself.
Dramatic and richly drawn, this new series by the author of Scarlet will thrill fantasy fans.
A. C. Gaughen is the author of the Scarlet novels. She serves as the Director of Girls’ Leadership for Boston GLOW, a nonprofit organization that mentors teen girls. She holds a master’s degree in creative writing from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland and is currently pursuing her master’s in education from Harvard University.