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Chronicling the rise of the Keepers, this is the stunning prequel to Andrea Cremer's internationally bestselling Nightshade trilogy! Sixteen-year-old Ember Morrow is promised to a group called Conatus after one of their healers saves her mother's life. Once she arrives, Ember finds joy in wielding swords, learning magic, and fighting the encroaching darkness loose in the world. She also finds herself falling in love with her mentor, the dashing, brooding, and powerful Barrow Hess. When the knights realize Eira, one of their leaders, is dabbling in dark magic, Ember and Barrow must choose whether to follow Eira into the nether realm or to pledge their lives to destroying her and her kind. With action, adventure, magic, and tantalizing sensuality, this book is as fast-paced and breathtaking as the Nightshade novels."A great new book that will leave you breathless. "Romantic Times""show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 430 pages
  • 137.16 x 208.28 x 35.56mm | 385.55g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • Penguin USA
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0142424935
  • 9780142424933
  • 700,078

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A bit different from Nightshade, this is a book for historical and paranormal romance lovers alike. ...A great new book that will leave you breathless. "Romantic Times " A richly layered, supernatural romance both appealing and unique. "School Library Journal " Cremer s trademark quick pace, romantic sensuality, and strong female characters will have fans clamoring for the next title. - "Booklist ""show more

About Andrea R Cremer

Andrea Cremer is the internationally bestselling author of the Nightshade series, which includes "Nightshade," "Wolfsbane," "Bloodrose," "Snakeroot," "Rift," and "Rise." She is also the author of "Invisibility," which she co-wrote with David Levithan, and most recently, "The Inventor's Secret" and its sequel "The Conjurer's Riddle." When she's not writing novels, Andrea puts her PhD to work teaching classes in writing and history at Macalaster College. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Visit Andrea online at www.andreacremer.com and follow her on Twitter @andreacremershow more