The highly anticipated, mind-blowing sequel to Kiersten White's New York Times bestseller, AND I DARKEN -the series that reads like HBO's Game of Thrones . . . if it were set in the Ottoman Empire. Fans of Victoria Aveyard's THE RED QUEEN and Sabaa Tahir's A TORCH AGAINST THE NIGHT won't want to miss this riveting and gorgeously written novel-the second in the trilogy. Lada Dracul has no allies. No throne. All she has is what she's always had: herself. After failing to secure the Wallachian throne, Lada is out to punish anyone who dares to cross her blood-strewn path. Filled with a white-hot rage, she storms the countryside with her men, accompanied by her childhood friend Bogdan, terrorizing the land. But brute force isn't getting Lada what she wants. And thinking of Mehmed brings little comfort to her thorny heart. There's no time to wonder whether he still thinks about her, even loves her. She left him before he could leave her. What Lada needs is her younger brother Radu's subtlety and skill. But Mehmed has sent him to Constantinople-and it's no diplomatic mission. Mehmed wants control of the city, and Radu has earned an unwanted place as a double-crossing spy behind enemy lines Radu longs for his sister's fierce confidence-but for the first time in his life, he rejects her unexpected plea for help. Torn between loyalties to faith, to the Ottomans, and to Mehmed, he knows he owes Lada nothing. If she dies, he could never forgive himself-but if he fails in Constantinople, will Mehmed ever forgive him? As nations fall around them, the Dracul siblings must decide: what will they sacrifice to fulfill their destinies? Empires will topple, thrones will be won . . . and souls will be lost.
"Absolutely devastating in the best way." - Kirkus Reviews , Starred Review "... historical fiction at its best..." - Booklist, Starred Review Praise for And I Darken: "A dark jewel of a story, one that gleams with fierce, cunning characters-absolutely riveting." - Alexandra Bracken, no. 1 New York Times bestselling author of Passenger "Kiersten White at her absolute best. The epic story will thrill you, the Transylvanian setting will transport you, and the characters (especially the fierce, take-no-prisoners Lada) will capture your heart. Don't miss it." - Cynthia Hand, New York Times bestselling author of the Unearthly series "Sweeping and epic, AND I DARKEN is a gender-bent take on history that gives us a fierce and brutal heroine, a fascinating time period, and a beautifully intelligent look at love, family, and power. I loved every twisty, bloody moment of it!" - Rachel Hawkins, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author "As richly complex and glittering as the Ottoman Empire itself, AND I DARKEN is daring in its scope and brilliantly executed. The fiercely dark Lada is a razor-edged sword tempered in the blood of family betrayals and the fire of her own passions. I was instantly and utterly smitten. She haunted me long after I turned the final page and left me craving more." - Robin LaFevers, New York Times bestselling author of the His Fair Assassin series "A jewel of a book-a jewel embedded in the hilt of a blood-soaked sword. A brilliantly envisioned alternate history that is meticulously detailed but compulsively readable, this is a story I could not put down. I demand the sequel like Lada demands Wallachia!" - Beth Revis, New York Times bestselling author of the Across the Universe series "An intense, risky, passionate novel that dragged me through love and danger with the force of its heroine's heart and the power of its hero's faith." - Tessa Gratton, author of the Gods of New Asgard series "Girls with teeth and priorities. I want to read this book forever." - E. K. Johnston, author of A Thousand Nights "Full of sword fights, assassination plots, and palace intrigues, this novel is ambitious in scope and concept and reveals a fascinating, important, and somewhat obscure slice of history . . . the novel is breathtakingly good." - School Library Journal, Starred review "White deftly weaves historical fact into this complex concoction of love, war, politics, homosexuality, religion, loyalty, and friendship." -Booklist, Starred review An Amazon Best of the Month Selection "A dark, gritty, and seriously badass epic that will have you dying for more . . . required reading for every feminist fantasy fan." -BuzzFeed "Evocative . . . this book takes no prisoners." -NPR "An addictively readable book with a depth and richness that justifies every one of its 496 pages." - The Salt Lake Tribune "A dark, vicious book with beautiful storytelling, well-developed characters, and a fast-paced, intricate plot." -Paws and Paperbacks "Fantastic." -One Page at a Time "Dark, mesmerizing, and addictive." -A Cupcake and a Latte "Fascinating." -Cracking the Cover "A feast for the senses." -Book Swoon "The twists become gut wrenching . . . I can't wait to see what else White has in store for us!" - Under the Covers "And I Darken was incredible . . . amazing alternate history because it felt SO real . . . it's all so complicated in the best way, sometimes loving and sometimes toxic." -Gone With the Words "Vicious and unforgiving and ruthless and oh so enthralling. Also, the FEELS." -Star-Crossed Book Blog "A jewel. . . . I personally love this book to the core." -When Curiosity Killed the Cat "White does everything right. . . . Fast-paced, exquisitely detailed enough to bring this familiar era to life, and with the added benefit of revisiting one of history's most infamous warrior-rulers, there is nothing not to love in And I Darken. Waiting to see how the res
Kiersten White wuchs in Utah in den USA auf. Nach der Geburt ihres ersten Kindes begann sie zu schreiben. Kiersten White lebt mit ihrem Mann und zwei Kindern in San Diego, Kalifornien.