From the New York Times bestselling author of Sword of the Seven Sins comes a novella about the power of forbidden love and the price of justice.
Experience the dramatic opening scene of Sword of the Seven Sins from Ari's point of view.
When Ari Westergaard first sees Eva Marteinn, she's forced to sentence a man to death. As the blood pools at her feet, he can sense she is the bravest person he has ever seen. Although he is drawn to her, he must keep his feelings a secret, for in the Commonwealth, any kind of love, even friendship, is a killing offense.
Meanwhile, Ari's childhood friend Gentian can't help protecting the weak and feeding the hungry, even when doing so violates the laws of the Commonwealth. When Ari takes the fall for one of Gentian's crimes, he commits a double offense—lying, but also friendship itself.
Ari learns fast that growing up in the Commonwealth requires hiding your feelings and doing what you're told. The punishment he receives to protect Gentian and the power he sees in Eva's gaze only clarifies his path. He's meant to be a warrior.
This is a romantic dystopian novella set in the world of the award-winning Seven Sins series. If you can't resist fierce girls with swords, infuriating guys with hearts of gold, forbidden love between a mentor and apprentice who can't keep their hands off each other, and star-crossed lovers who fight to the death by each other's sides, then this is the series for you! In Sacrifice of the Seven Sins, you'll see the moment that started it all...through Ari's eyes.
With the propulsive action and addictive romance of Shatter Me, the high-stakes twists-and-turns of The Hunger Games, and the fantastical world-building of From Blood and Ash, the award-winning, slow-burn, romantic dystopian fantasy Seven Sins series will pull you in, break your heart, and never let you go.
Praise for the Seven Sins Series
WINNER of the 2021 North Carolina Indie Author Award in Young Adult Fiction
FINALIST for the 2020 Foreword INDIES Award in Young Adult Fiction
SHORTLISTED for the The Manly Wade Wellman Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy
WINNER of the 2022 Gold Moonbeam Award for Best Book Series
"I couldn't stop reading. This is the best book I've read in a long time." —Michelle MacQueen, author of We Thought We Were Invincible, for YA Books Central
"Powerful, hopeful, sexy, and unsettling." —Heidi Ayarbe, award-winning author of Freeze Frame
"Sizzling hot and exploding with tension."—Lisa Amowitz, award-winning author of Breaking Glass