The Defiant Heir

The Defiant Heir

by Melissa Caruso

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Overview

A spellbinding fantasy trilogy for fans of The Queen of the Tearlingand The Red Queen, where the political scion Amalia and her bound fire warlock Zaira undertake diplomacy and espionage to prevent a war.

Across the border, the Witch Lords of Vaskandar are preparing for war. But before an invasion can begin, the seventeen Witch Lords must convene at a rare gathering to decide a course of action. Lady Amalia Cornaro knows that this Conclave might be her only chance to smother the growing flames of war, and she is prepared to make any sacrifice if it means saving Raverra from destruction.

Amalia and her bound fire warlock, Zaira, must go behind enemy lines, using every ounce of wit and cunning they have, to sway Vaskandar from war.

If they fail, it will all come down to swords and fire.

"Charming, intelligent, fast-moving, beautifully atmospheric. I couldn't put it down." — Genevieve Cogman, author of The Invisible Library

"The best kind of fantasy." — Rosalyn Eves, author of Blood Rose Rebellion

The Defiant Heir is the second novel in a spellbinding new fantasy series.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316466905
Publisher: Orbit
Publication date: 04/24/2018
Series: Swords and Fire Series , #2
Pages: 560
Sales rank: 158,652
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Melissa Caruso was born on the summer solstice and went to school in an old mansion with a secret door, but despite this auspicious beginning has yet to develop any known superpowers. Melissa has spent her whole life creating imaginary worlds, and in addition to writing is also an avid LARPer and tabletop gamer.

She graduated with honors in Creative Writing from Brown University and has an MFA in Fiction from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Melissa's first novel, The Tethered Mage, was shortlisted for a Gemmell Morningstar award for best fantasy debut.

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