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Author: Kiersten White Narrator: Fiona Hardingham Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Conqueror's Trilogy Release Date: July 2018 ISBN: 9780525595496
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The tumultuous, edge-of-your-seat conclusion to the New York Times bestselling AND I DARKEN series--the epic saga that reads like HBO's Game of Thrones . . . if it were set in the Ottoman Empire. Who will live? Who will die? And who will rule triumphant?

Haunted by the sacrifices he made in Constantinople, Radu is called back to the new capital. Mehmed is building an empire, becoming the sultan his people need. But Mehmed has a secret: as emperor, he is more powerful than ever . . . and desperately lonely. Does this mean Radu can finally have more with Mehmed . . . and would he even want it?

Lada's rule of absolute justice has created a Wallachia free of crime. But Lada won't rest until everyone knows that her country's borders are inviolable. Determined to send a message of defiance, she has the bodies of Mehmed's peace envoy delivered to him, leaving Radu and Mehmed with no choice. If Lada is allowed to continue, only death will prosper. They must go to war against the girl prince.

But Mehmed knows that he loves her. He understands her. She must lose to him so he can keep her safe. Radu alone fears that they are underestimating his sister's indomitable will. Only by destroying everything that came before--including her relationships--can Lada truly build the country she wants.

Claim the throne. Demand the crown. Rule the world.

"Rich . . . A worthy end to a powerful saga." --Booklist

"Exciting, complex, and faithful to the feelings that drive human beings in love and conflict. . . . Highly recommended." --SLJ

"An intense, engrossing read." --Kirkus


PRAISE FOR NOW I RISE:

"Gorgeous, rich, and rewarding." --Booklist, Starred Review

"Absolutely devastating in the best way." --Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

"A+, 5 knives." --Amie Kaufman, New York Times bestselling coauthor of the STARBOUND and ILLUMINAE FILES trilogies

"Fierce, epic, and crazy fun." --Melissa Albert, New York Times bestselling author of The Hazel Wood


PRAISE FOR AND I DARKEN:

"A dark jewel of a story, one that gleams with fierce, cunning characters--absolutely riveting." --Alexandra Bracken, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Passenger

"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 Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Fierce, epic, and crazy fun. Melissa Albert, New York Times bestselling author of THE HAZEL WOOD
  • “Kiersten White is a genius. Justine Larbalestier, author of MY SISTER ROSA and LIAR
  • A dark jewel of a story, one that gleams with fierce, cunning characters—absolutely riveting. Alexandra Bracken, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Passenger 
  • ★ "Gorgeous, rich, and rewarding. Booklist, starred review
  • ★ "Absolutely devastating in the best way. Kirkus, starred review
  • Lush and ominous. SLJ
  • “A+, 5 knives. Amie KaufmanNew York Times bestselling co-author of the STARBOUND and ILLUMINAE FILES trilogies
  • 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
  • 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

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About the Author

Kiersten White is the New York Times bestselling author of the Paranormalcy trilogy, The Chaos of Stars, and the psychological thriller Mind Games. Although originally meant to be the story of a femme fatale, Mind Games and Perfect Lies quickly turned into the story of two sisters and impossible choices. This may be because Kiersten has three sisters, none of whom she has killed for, but all of whom she has considered killing at one point or another. Kiersten lives in San Diego with her family. 

About the Narrator

Fiona Hardingham is a British-born actress, singer, voice-over artist, and AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator. On stage, she appeared at the Edinburgh Festival in her comedic one-woman show The Dark Show. She has also starred in the dark-comedy short film The Ballerino. She earned a BA honors degree in performing arts from Middlesex University, London, and also studied at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.