Princess of Souls

Princess of Souls : from the author of To Kill a Kingdom, the TikTok sensation!

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Return to the world of TikTok sensation, TO KILL A KINGDOM for a dark and romantic fantasy adventure!

In this Rapunzel-inspired fantasy, a young witch, groomed to steal souls for an immortal king, meets the reckless, rebellious boy to whom her fate is tied.

For sixteen years, Selestra has been trapped in her tower on the Floating Mountain, preparing to take her mother's place as the King's Witch, who foretells deaths in the Festival of Predictions. Outrunning your fate earns a wish and the chance to steal the King's immortality. But die and your soul is forfeit. And though thousands have tried, nobody has ever beaten death.

A soldier in the King's army, Nox is an unlikely candidate for the Festival, but, driven by revenge, he is determined to steal the King's immortality and kill the entirety of his court, starting with Selestra.

Yet when Selestra touches Nox in her very first prediction, their fates become entwined, and death seeks to take both their souls. Only by working together can they survive long enough to escape the dark fate and the immortal King that now hunts them.

'Princess of Souls sucked me in from the very first sentence.' Tricia Levenseller, author of The Shadows Between Us

'Glistening with dark magic.' Chloe Gong, author of These Violent Delights

'A decadently dark tale of witches, fate and defying death.' Ciannon Smart, author of Witches Steeped in Gold

Be prepared for a feast of storytelling, featuring breathtaking journeys, nail-biting battles and powerful magic.
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Product details

  • 12-15
  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 23mm | 303g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1471411990
  • 9781471411991
  • 9,071

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Princess of Souls sucked me in from the very first sentence. Its premise is as delightful as it is creepy, with characters to match. Nox and Selestra are here for vengeance, and everybody else had better stay out of their way. * Tricia Levenseller, author of The Shadows Between Us * High stakes and dangerous escapades. Princess of Souls takes you on a thrilling journey alongside a witch trying to walk her own path and the clever soldier laying the way. This is Rapunzel glistening with dark magic galore. * Chloe Gong, the New York Times bestselling author of These Violent Delights * Christo has cast a spell with this decadently dark tale of witches, fate, and defying death; her hallmark humor is as sharp as a blade; equally, her expert handling of a romance sure to be devoured by readers sparks true magic. * Ciannon Smart, author of Witches Steeped in Gold * Christo's writing is evocative and propulsive, whisking characters from one heart-stopping confrontation to the next as the story builds [. . .] she showcases skillful worldbuilding with tantalizing lore and magic systems. This novel immerses readers in a vivid world of cursed witches, ruthless kings, and unimaginable power. Fans of Christo's To Kill a Kingdom will delight in returning to this universe, and readers of fairy-tale retellings and fast-paced YA fantasy will find this a unique, compelling reimagining of the classic Rapunzel tale. * School Library Journal * In this reimagined Rapunzel story, set in the same world as Christo's To Kill a Kingdom (2018), pale-skinned, green-haired, snake-eyed Selestra knows that her destiny is to become the king's witch like her mother, doomed to foretell the deaths of hundreds of people, most of whom will have their souls consumed to maintain King Seryth's immortality. Selestra's reading of magnetic Last Army soldier Nox reveals that their fates are inextricably intertwined, and as they try to
escape their deaths, a spark of attraction grows into something incendiary. Dual perspectives keep the narrative moving, and vibrant imagery combined with humorous banter and excellent interpersonal chemistry will make this a joy for fans of slow-burn romances. * Booklist Online *
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About Alexandra Christo

Alexandra Christo is a British author whose characters are always funnier and far more deadly than she is. She studied Creative Writing at university and graduated with the desire to never stop letting her imagination run wild. She currently lives in Bedfordshire with a rapidly growing garden and a never-ending stack of books. Her debut novel To Kill a Kingdom is an international bestseller and her Young Adult fantasy books have been translated into over a dozen languages worldwide.

Follow her on Twitter: @alliechristo and Instagram: alexandrachristowrites
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