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Arcana Rising (Arcana Chronicles Series #5)

Arcana Rising (Arcana Chronicles Series #5)

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by Kresley Cole

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Losses mount and deadly new threats converge in the next action-packed tale of the Arcana Chronicles by #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole.

When the battle is done . . .

The Emperor unleashes hell and annihilates an army, jeopardizing the future of mankind—but Circe strikes back. The epic clash between them


Losses mount and deadly new threats converge in the next action-packed tale of the Arcana Chronicles by #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole.

When the battle is done . . .

The Emperor unleashes hell and annihilates an army, jeopardizing the future of mankind—but Circe strikes back. The epic clash between them devastates the Arcana world and nearly kills Evie, separating her from her allies.

And all hope is lost . . .

With Aric missing and no sign that Jack and Selena escaped Richter’s reach, Evie turns more and more to the darkness lurking inside her. Two Arcana emerge as game changers: one who could be her salvation, the other a seductive nightmare.

Vengeance becomes everything.

To take on Richter, Evie must reunite with Death and mend their broken bond. But as she learns more about her role in the future—and her chilling past—will she become a monster like the Emperor? Or can Evie and her allies rise up from Richter’s ashes, stronger than ever before?

Editorial Reviews

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"The prose crackles with energy and interest, the content is on target in terms of current demand, and this could be the next Twilight."-Booklist on Poison Princess

"It's dark, it's sexy, it's a little bit gruesome, it has intriguing lore, a fierce heroine, wickedly yummy bad boys and brilliant writing." -Fiktshun on Endless Knight

"Cole has hit her stride with the Arcana Chronicles and this is the strongest entry to date! Jaw-dropping action keeps readers turning the page until the earth-shattering conclusion . . ." -RT Book Reviews (Top Pick Gold) on Dead of Winter

"The most exciting, chilling, action-packed Arcana Chronicles book to date." -USA Today on Dead of Winter

Product Details

Valkyrie Press
Publication date:
Arcana Chronicles Series , #5
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Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Kresley Cole is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Immortals After Dark paranormal series and the young adult Arcana Chronicles. Her books have been translated into many foreign languages, garnered three RITA awards, and consistently appear on the bestseller lists in the United States and abroad. Her young adult novels, Poison Princess-Endless Knight-Dead of Winter, are the first three books in the Arcana Chronicles series. Visit her at KresleyCole.com and TheArcanaChronicles.com.

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Arcana Rising 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hate how long I have to wait in between these books, but DANG is it worth it. That ending.....OMG. 2017 can't come fast enough now.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really anything Kresley Cole puts out is a good read but I love the Arcana series. The way she writes I can feel how the characters are feeling. It's exciting, romantic, intense. Wonderful series so far and I can not wait for the next book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Building suspense in the plot! Great book, highly recommend it.
Anonymous 3 months ago
This is my favorite series. Love, love, love the characters. Would love to see this series becturned into a movie. Extremely original and a great addition to my Kresley Cole collection. This series is a nust read!
Anonymous 3 months ago
I really enjoyed the first two books in this series. I love the idea of this series but I feel like the author has just turned it into a really drawn out love triangle. The main character makes a lot of stupid decisions without pausing to think about the consequences or others.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Another great book! Intrigued to what will happen in the last book!!!
Aditi-ATWAMB 12 months ago
I knew this day would come, but I had no idea it would be here so soon. I have pretty much binged this entire series in a couple of weeks, and at the beginning, I had no idea that I would be here, and in love. The Arcana Chronicles is based on a game with life and death stakes. Every few centuries, a chosen twenty two reincarnated souls battle it out to be the winner, and claim immortality as their own. These twenty two Major Arcana have been gifted special powers by the old gods and are based on Tarot Cards. How do you win? Well, you need to kill everyone else. In this game, an alliance has been formed. One that vows not to kill, but to live their lives out as mortals not immortals. But in a game based on killing, and trust severed to almost nothing over the millennia, can the Arcana stay in the light? After the unique storyline, I completely fell for the characters. There’s so much about these people that you can love, and so much of them to be exasperated about in a post-apocalyptic world, but most of all they feel SO REAL, you cannot help but fall and root for them to JUST BE HAPPY. Evangeline Greene is the Empress – she can make and grow plants and also poison using them. In a world with no food or plants, her skills are invaluable. After surviving the start of the apocalypse with her mother, who then passed away, she continues from her home with Jackson Deveaux to get to her grandmother, who is a Tarasova, or a chronicler of the game. On the way she meets other Arcana and learns about the game. There’s Selena Lua (The Moon), Lark (Fauna), Matthew (The Fool), Finn (The Magician), Aric (Death), Gruthie (The Heirophant), Vincent and Violet (The Lovers) and others with THE COOLEST (and scariest) POWERS EVER. I can’t explain why I love this series in words – but IT IS AWESOME. This will make you love characters you swore never to love, it will make your ships sink and then fly, it will make your heart break and then fix it together again. Set in a brutal background, The Arcana Chronicles is a masterful work of art. I am broken, I am past tears, but somehow I’m also ridiculously happy – is this what love feels like? – and I am so SO ready for book five.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't wait for the next one!
hanjohbran More than 1 year ago
Another wonderful novel by Kresley Cole. She has really stepped up the storyline with this one. Without spoiling the novel, Kresley takes the readers on a twisting journey that continually surprises and shocks. Waiting for the next installment will be difficult, because Kresley left this reader on the edge of her seat. Normally, love triangles can be drawn out and predictable. That is not the case with this story. The characters are real, and readers cannot help but get caught in their turmoil.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oh how my heart is also torn between Aric and Jack (as if they are real people)...but thats what makes this series so freaking awesone...........the ending is SHOCKING!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book the most and the fact that it's so twisting and compelling. I LOVED the ending and I can't wait to read the next book! I just really hope things turn out okay for Evie and the new life she's going to have to forge. By the way, team Aric all the way! He's perfect!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A marvel without equal! Captivating with a remarkable ability to leave you aching so sweetly for more
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kresley Cole knocks it out of the park again and leaves us with a bigger cliffhanger! Can't wait for the next book!