And I Darken

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Product Number: DD23689
Released: Jun 28, 2016
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ISBN: #9780399569067
Narrator/s: Fiona Hardingham
Publisher: Listening Library
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The New York Times Bestseller! "Absolutely riveting." —Alexandra Bracken, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Darkest Minds This vividly rendered novel reads like HBO's Game of Thrones...?f it were set in the Ottoman Empire. Ambitious in scope and intimate in execution, the story's atmospheric setting is rife with political intrigue, with a deftly plotted narrative driven by fiercely passionate characters and a fearsome heroine. Fans of Victoria Aveyard's THE RED QUEEN and Sabaa Tahir's AN EMBER IN THE ASHES won't want to miss this visceral, immersive, and mesmerizing novel, the first in the And I Darken series. NO ONE EXPECTS A PRINCESS TO BE BRUTAL. And Lada Dragwlya likes it that way. Ever since she and her gentle younger brother, Radu, were wrenched from their homeland of Wallachia and abandoned by their father to be raised in the Ottoman courts, Lada has known that being ruthless is the key to survival. She and Radu are doomed to act as pawns in a vicious game, an unseen sword hovering over their every move. For the lineage that makes them special also makes them targets. Lada despises the Ottomans and bides her time, planning her vengeance for the day when she can return to Wallachia and claim her birthright. Radu longs only for a place where he feels safe. And when they meet Mehmed, the defiant and lonely son of the sultan, who's expected to rule a nation, Radu feels that he's made a true friend—and Lada wonders if she's finally found someone worthy of her passion. But Mehmed is heir to the very empire that Lada has sworn to fight against—and that Radu now considers home. Together, Lada, Radu, and Mehmed form a toxic triangle that strains the bonds of love and loyalty to the breaking point. From New York Times bestselling author Kiersten White comes the first book in a dark, sweeping new series in which heads will roll, bodies will be impaled...?nd hearts will be broken. "A dark and twisty fantasy...?hink Game of Thrones, but with teens."—Seventeen "Sinister, suspenseful, and unapologetically feminist."—Buzzfeed "Will completely spin you into another time and place."—Bustle "Takes no prisoners, offering up brutal, emotional historical fiction."—NPR.org An ALA Rainbow List Top Ten Selection

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Author(s): Kiersten White
Series: And I Darken Series No: 1
Awards:New York Times Bestseller

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Author(s): Kiersten White
Narrator(s): Fiona Hardingham
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Released: Jun 28, 2016
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Publisher: Listening Library
ISBN: #9780399569098
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Author(s): Kiersten White
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Released: Jun 28, 2016
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Publisher: Delacorte Press
ISBN: #9780553522334

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"Fiona Hardingham's commanding narration steers a clear path through this densely woven tapestry of mid-fifteenth-century intrigue, rife with conspiracy, assassination, and the varied courses of love and loyalty. With measured pacing and a somber tone, Hardingham unfolds White's sweeping tale of Lada, daughter of the infamous Vlad Dracul, and her younger brother, Radu, who are given as hostages to the Ottoman Empire, where their lives become inextricably linked to the sultan's ambitious son, Mehmed. Hardingham's resonant voice keeps listeners firmly grounded as a strange and destructive triangle of friendship and love develops, with forays into murder, lust, and homosexuality. Mature teens will be glad to know this is the first in a planned trilogy, which will allow them to reconnect with these compelling characters. S.G. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"

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