The Winner's Curse: Chapters 1-5 [NOOK Book]

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Download the first five chapters of THE WINNER'S CURSE by Marie Rutkoski!

Winning what you want may cost you everything you love...

As a general’s daughter in a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers, seventeen-year-old Kestrel has two choices: she can join the military or get married. But Kestrel has other intentions. One day, she is startled to find a kindred spirit in a young slave up for auction. Arin’s eyes seem to ...

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The Winner's Curse: Chapters 1-5

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Overview


Download the first five chapters of THE WINNER'S CURSE by Marie Rutkoski!

Winning what you want may cost you everything you love...

As a general’s daughter in a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers, seventeen-year-old Kestrel has two choices: she can join the military or get married. But Kestrel has other intentions. One day, she is startled to find a kindred spirit in a young slave up for auction. Arin’s eyes seem to defy everything and everyone. Following her instinct, Kestrel buys him—with unexpected consequences. It’s not long before she has to hide her growing love for Arin. But he, too, has a secret, and Kestrel quickly learns that the price she paid for a fellow human is much higher than she ever could have imagined.

Set in a richly imagined new world, The Winner’s Curse is a story of deadly games where everything is at stake, and the gamble is whether you will keep your head or lose your heart.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781466860353
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Publication date: 12/17/2013
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 42
  • Sales rank: 24,255
  • Age range: 12 - 18 Years
  • File size: 867 KB

Meet the Author


Marie Rutkoski is the author of The Shadow Society and the Kronos Chronicles, which includes The Cabinet of Wonders. She is a professor at Brooklyn College and lives in New York City. Kristin Cashore, the author of Graceling, says about her new book The Winner's Curse, "Every line in The Winner's Curse is beautifully written. The story is masterfully plotted. The characters' dilemmas fascinated me and tore at my heart. This book gave me a rare and special reading experience: I never knew what was going to happen next. I loved it. I want more." Learn more about Marie at marierutkoski.com.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2014

    Slow start, then BAM! Slow start, then BAM!

    Great read. Hang in there, the first half feels a bit slow, but you'll be rewarded with the kind of story-telling that only comes with well-developed characters and thoughtfully constructed conflicts. The ending was a bit like getting to chew something delicous, but never being allowed to swallow it. It's not bad, but it's by no means satisfying. Can't wait for the next book!

    - KW

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