Kingdom of Ash and Soot (The Order of the Crystal Daggers)

Kingdom of Ash and Soot (The Order of the Crystal Daggers)

by C. S. Johnson

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"I want to be free." The words came rushing out of me before I could think through their implications and consequences.

"There are two things you need to know about yourself if you want to be free—what you stand for, and what you stand against." Lady Penelope held up her hands, brandishing a pair of daggers that had been hidden in her skirts. "This world lives enslaved to its destruction, and so long as you are living, as long as you are fighting, you will be free."

I gazed at the daggers, transfixed. Each blade was clothed in a leather scabbard, but the silver and obsidian of the daggers' hilts winked at me, as though it was calling for me.

Prague, 1870.

For the last ten years, nineteen-year-old Eleanora Svobodová has worked as a servant in her stepmother's household. Along with her older brother, she dreams of the day they will be free to live life on their own terms.

But everything changes when their estranged grandmother comes to Prague on behalf of Queen Victoria. Throughout Bohemia, a string of murders and secret whispers hint at a larger coup, and Lady Penelope, as the leader of the Order of the Crystal Daggers, an ancient order of spies and soldiers that protect kingdoms and their rulers, is determined to mete out the perpetrators. When their paths unexpectedly cross, Eleanora must make the choice between a life of intrigue and the lives of others.

Can Eleanora find a way to be free and still do the right thing?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940155654063
Publisher: Prodigy Gold Books
Publication date: 07/03/2018
Series: The Order of the Crystal Daggers
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 533 KB

About the Author

C. S. Johnson is the author of several young adult sci-fi and fantasy novels, including The Starlight Chronicles series, the Once Upon a Princess saga, and the Divine Space Pirates trilogy. With a gift for sarcasm and an apologetic heart, she currently lives in Atlanta with her family.

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