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Ten years ago, King Lorcan of the Dark Kingdom Dorjhalon defeated Queen Evelayn and cut her conduit stone from her. Since then, he has kept her trapped in her swan form. With the loss of balance between Dark and Light, winter has descended and the Draíolon of Éadrolan lose more power every day. But once a year, Lorcan transforms her back to her Draíolon form and offers a truce. And every year Evelayn refuses -- for he requires her to Bind herself to him for life.
But now, with an Ancient power bearing down upon them, everything may change. Evelayn will learn that the truths she once believed have shattered, and that she may need her enemies even more than her allies. Lorcan and Evelayn become partners in a desperate quest to return the balance of power to Lachalonia. How far will this partnership go? Can friendship -- perhaps even love -- bloom where hatred has taken root?
Sara B. Larson delivers a thrillingly romantic and hauntingly satisfying end to this extraordinary duology.
About the Author
Sara B. Larson is the author of the acclaimed young adult fantasy Defy trilogy: Defy, Ignite, and Endure; and Dark Breaks the Dawn, the first book of a duology. She can't remember a time when she didn't write books -- although she now uses a computer instead of a Little Mermaid notebook. Sara lives in Utah with her husband and their children. When she's not mothering or writing, you can often find her at the gym repenting of her sugar addiction. You can visit her online at SaraBLarson.com.
Praise for Bright Burns the Night:
"A dark and exciting sequel that radiates girl power." -- Kirkus Reviews
Praise for Dark Breaks the Dawn:
"With its intricate, dazzling system of magic and a vibrant cast of characters caught in a devastating conflict between forces of light and darkness, 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
"A breathtaking origin story of Swan Lake that unfurls with soaring beauty and a villain prince as captivating as the fearless princess." -- Kathryn Purdie, author of the Burning Glass series
* "Larson is especially effective in her portrait of Evelayn's need to summon maturity before she thought she would have to, a sweetly innocent romance underscores the bite of betrayal, and the cliffhanger ending will easily build anticipation for the second book." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review
"This reimagination of Swan Lake features a plucky heroine, a sinister, surprise villain in the wings, and plenty of battle action . . . a clever cliff-hanger ending will have readers demanding the sequel." -- Booklist
"Girl-power fantasy." -- Kirkus Reviews
"In this reimagining of Swan Lake, the characters deal with issues of morality and justice and the burdens of responsibility; these universal themes flourish in Larson's fantastic setting." -- VOYA
Praise for Endure:
"Readers of the previous books in the trilogy will be lining up to read the conclusion to this epic story. Readers who are looking for fantasy with strong female characters, such as Cinder in The Lunar Chronicles or Celaena Sardothien of the Throne of Glass series, will find a great new trilogy here." -- School Library Connection
"Fans will be very satisfied with this final journey." -- School Library Journal
Praise for Ignite:
"[A] fast-paced fantasy novel laced with political intrigue." -- School Library Journal
"Alexa [is]... an interesting, multilayered character, a valiant fighter with heart." -- Booklist
"Alex is so strong... The intrigue is really thick in this book, and there are secrets within plots and people." -- Jessie Plots, blogging for USA Today
Praise for Defy:
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"A wonderful tale of adventure, romance, and embracing your true self. Alexa is a heroine readers will love to follow!" -- Marie Lu, bestselling author of the Legend series
"Grand adventure, romance, and thrilling political intrigue." -- Booklist
"Powerful and narratively satisfying." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books