An epic, romantic, and action-packed fantasy inspired by the tale of Rumpelstiltskin, about a bastard princess who must take on an evil fae to save her brother’s soul, from C. J. Redwine, the New York Times bestselling author of The Shadow Queen. Perfect for fans of Graceling and the Lunar Chronicles.
The world has turned upside down for Thad and Ari Glavan, the bastard twins of Súndraille’s king. Their mother was murdered. The royal family died mysteriously. And now Thad sits on the throne of a kingdom whose streets are suddenly overrun with violence he can’t stop.
Growing up ignored by the nobility, Ari never wanted to be a proper princess. And when Thad suddenly starts training Ari to take his place, she realizes that her brother’s ascension to the throne wasn’t fate. It was the work of a Wish Granter named Alistair Teague who tricked Thad into wishing away both the safety of his people and his soul in exchange for the crown.
So Ari recruits the help of Thad’s enigmatic new weapons master, Sebastian Vaughn, to teach her how to fight Teague. With secret ties to Teague’s criminal empire, Sebastian might just hold the key to discovering Alistair’s weaknesses, saving Ari’s brother—and herself.
But Teague is ruthless and more than ready to destroy anyone who dares stand in his way—and now he has his sights set on the princess. And if Ari can’t outwit him, she’ll lose Sebastian, her brother…and her soul.
The story involves two twins Thad and Ari. While on the run after being hunted down, Thad bumps into the wish granter Teague and made a deadly wish to save his sister. Now that the royal family died, that bastard twins sit on the throne, but at what cost? Now it’s up to Ari, to save her brother soul and the kingdom of Teague reign. She will train with Sebastian to use weapons. Can all three team up and save their kingdom before Teague takes over everything? This new retelling of Rumpelstiltskin leaves you wanting more. This is my first read from C.J Redwine books and won’t be my last. Her books takes you to an far away place and leaves you wanting for me. I really enjoy this new twist of the story and would not mind reading is again. The cover is so pretty and have you draw. So grab this book and read the twins story for yourself, you won’t regret it in the end. Happy Reading!