Rift (Nightshade Series #4)

Rift (Nightshade Series #4)

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by Andrea Cremer
     
 

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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

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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

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“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

Children's Literature - Desiree Solso
The Scottish Lowlands in 1404 A.D. brought about a time of change for Ember. Destined to be the wife of a Scottish Lord one day and the next she was on the path to become one of the secret knights of the Templar at Conatus. A path filled with danger and turmoil, but Ember was ready to begin her new life despite her parents' misgivings. Determined to earn her place among the knights, Ember gives her all when training with her guide Barrow. Barrow, one of the most feared warriors at Conatus, is willing to train Ember, but then later becomes unsure if he should continue as he starts to develop romantic feelings for her. Suddenly, mysterious creatures, led by an unknown force begin to attack nearby towns. The knights, along with Ember, travel to battle the new and mysterious creatures. Not all of the knights' return and Ember is gravely wounded when the remaining forces return to Conatus. As Ember recovers, both Barrow and Alistair (Ember's childhood friend) believe they should be the one to help her in her recovery. Barrow surprises himself over his reaction to someone else caring for Ember, further complicating their relationship. The story ends as the knights embark on a dangerous journey to battle the unknown. Filled with mystery, intrigue, deception and romance, Rift is sure to appeal to many readers. This book would be a good fit for teens and young adults that enjoy reading historical fiction novels with a fantasy twist. Reviewer: Desiree Solso

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780142424933
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
01/08/2013
Series:
Nightshade Series, #4
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
98,844
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.50(d)
Lexile:
HL790L (what's this?)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
“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

Meet the Author

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 @andreacremer

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