A fantasy series about a kingdom divided by corruption, the prince desperately holding it together, and the girl who will risk everything to bring it crashing down.
The kingdom of Kandala is on the brink of disaster. Rifts between sectors have only worsened since a sickness began ravaging the land, and within the Royal Palace, the king holds a tenuous peace with a ruthless hand.
King Harristan was thrust into power after his parents’ shocking assassination, leaving the younger Prince Corrick to take on the brutal role of the King’s Justice. The brothers have learned to react mercilessly to any sign of rebellion–it’s the only way to maintain order when the sickness can strike anywhere, and the only known cure, an elixir made from delicate Moonflower petals, is severely limited.
Out in the Wilds, apothecary apprentice Tessa Cade is tired of seeing her neighbors die, their suffering ignored by the unyielding royals. Every night, she and her best friend Wes risk their lives to steal Moonflower petals and distribute the elixir to those who need it most–but it’s still not enough.
As rumors spread that the cure no longer works and sparks of rebellion begin to flare, a particularly cruel act from the King’s Justice makes Tessa desperate enough to try the impossible: sneaking into the palace. But what she finds upon her arrival makes her wonder if it’s even possible to fix Kandala without destroying it first.
In the Kingdom of Kandala, a mystery fever is breaking out. One girl may hold the key to saving it..
Tessa learn medicine from her father and how to make it last longer. At night with another friend they do rounds and pass out free medicine. One day Tessa get caught up with the royals affairs. Things are not easy as it seems running a kingdom, and trying to save the people. The people just want to survive this illness and will do anything to destroy the kingdom. It up to Tessa to find a way to please everyone before it’s to late.
Defy the Night was such a good read. I really love the world building and the characters so much. It was full of so many fun twists. It hard not to hate anyone in the book since everyone just wants what is best for the kingdom. Also I love the cover to this book. I’m looking forward to book two to come out. It was such a realistic read on what happens when a kingdom on brink of death from a deadly fever. I do love Brigid Kemmerer books so much and looking to reading all her books.