The Crown of Embers
The Crown of Embers (Girl of Fire and Thorns)
The Crown of Embers
Rae Carson
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She does not know what awaits her at the enemy's gate.Elisa is a hero. She led her people to victory over a terrifying, sorcerous army. Her place as the country's ruler should be secure. But it isn't. Her enemies come at her like ghosts in a dream, from both foreign realms and within her own court. And her destiny as the chosen one has not yet been fulfilled. To conquer the power she bears once and for all, Elisa must follow the trail of long-forgotten--and forbidden--clues from the deep, undiscovered catacombs of her own city to the treacherous seas. With her goes a one-eyed spy, a traitor, and the man who--despite everything--she is falling in love with. If she's lucky, she will return from this journey. But there will be a cost.

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Genre: 

  • Fantasy

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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You’d think that ruling a country would be easy after you’ve battled ancient sorcery and led a desert rebel army, but for young Queen Elisa it’s proving to be difficult. Elisa battles with her very own country and assassins from the people she’s just defeated. When Elisa leaves the safety of her palace life to find a new, greater power, she meets even greater challenges than war. Elisa’s determination will be put to the test as she risks everyone’s life for this new source of power that will unite her kingdom once again.

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Elisa is the first ever ruler to also be a bearer. She takes the throne in the aftermath of the war against the Invierne and her husband's death. One day, as she is praying in the catacombs beneath Brisadulce (her capital city), an attempt is made on her life. During a thorough investigation of the cavern where it happened, a secret passage leading to a hidden village beneath the city is discovered. Their leader speaks of a secret power, zafira, that is mysteriously linked to the Godstones.

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