Thankfully, the gods aren’t done with Kai. Despite the odds stacked against her, she escapes her fate, undertaking a harrowing journey to a land where Moonburners are revered and trained as warriors.
These enemies are not flesh and bone. How can she fight them?
Kai, the newly-crowned queen of Miina, finds her reign threatened by a plague of natural disasters that leave death and destruction in their wake. Are the gods truly angry at the peace between the moon and sunburners, or is something more sinister to blame? Kai’s throne and her very life may be forfeit unless she can appease the gods’ anger and her peoples’ superstitions.
Determined to find a solution, Kai and the Sunburner Prince Hiro embark on an extraordinary and dangerous journey to discover the true cause of the plagues. What they find is an ancient enemy determined to plunge their world into eternal darkness—and one desperate chance to save it.
40 Stories from Bestselling YA Authors
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THE CONFECTIONER’S GUILD
It all starts with a magic cupcake and a murder.
Wren’s life of cocoa-coated monotony is forever changed when she is summoned before the head of the Confectioner’s Guild, who reveals that a few Gifted confectioners—including Wren—can make magical sweets. As Wren processes this secret, the guild-master falls down dead before her. Poisoned. By her cupcake.
The handsome inspector assigned to her case vouches for Wren’s innocence, and she is reluctantly released until the king’s inquisitor returns in one month’s time to question her. In the meantime Wren must discover the true killer while navigating the politics of her new home, the contours of her magical ability, and two handsome admirers. As she investigates the crime, Wren discovers that the killer is part of a far-reaching conspiracy that goes all the way to the top. Will she succeed in exposing these powerful enemies or will their efforts to frame her prove too cunning?
THE CONFECTIONER’S COUP
Wren thought things were bad when her boyfriend’s father tried to frame her for murder. But that was before a hostile army showed up at the city gates, ready to swallow Maradis whole. And before guild members began disappearing one by one–including the Confectioner’s Guild’s newest Gifted recruit.