In this gripping follow-up to Melissa Marr’s lush Seven Black Diamonds, Lily and her friends are forced to reckon with the truth of their own lineage and to protect one of their own, no matter what—or who—comes between them.
Now that Lilywhite Abernathy is the heir to the Hidden Lands, everything is about to change.
The Queen of Blood and Rage wants Lily to help broker peace with the human world, but Lily knows that harmony won’t come easily. After decades of waging war on the humans, who cost the queen her firstborn daughter, the fae are struggling to accept Lily, a half-human monarch. And the humans, while no match against faery affinities, will hardly agree to the queen’s détente without resistance.
Lily wants to be a fair ruler but fears having to abandon the life she’s known. Now that she and Creed are more than just fellow Black Diamonds—operatives for the queen—her priorities have shifted. But her worries about assuming the throne are derailed when it becomes clear that someone—or some fae—is masterminding violent attacks to discourage peace.
Who can end the war between humans and fae?
Melissa Marr is the New York Times bestselling author of the Wicked Lovely series as well as the adult fantasy novels Graveminder and The Arrivals. When not traveling, Melissa can be found in Phoenix or online at www.melissamarrbooks.com.
“Marr’s writing is still lush and beautiful... A must for faerie fans who are already hooked on Marr and her captivating worlds.” — Booklist
PRAISE FOR SEVEN BLACK DIAMONDS: “Replete with action, the supernatural, diverse characters, and young love, this urban fantasy is sure to be extremely popular among fans of modern faery tales.” — Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)
“A compelling world of magic, power, and regret.” — Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“Fans of Marr’s Wicked Lovely books will appreciate her melding of ancient faerie lore with complex contemporary characters.” — Publishers Weekly
“Once again, Marr has built an urban fantasy world that readers will find irresistible.” — School Library Journal
“Marr’s trademark use of suspense and romance will make this irresistible for her legions of fans.” — Booklist