This is book number 2 in the Forgotten Gods series.
Intrigue, romance, and magic abound in The Hollow Heart, the heart-stopping conclusion to Marie Rutkoski’s Forgotten Gods duology.
At the end of The Midnight Lie, Nirrim offered up her heart to the god of thieves in order to restore her people’s memories of their city’s history. The Half Kith who once lived imprisoned behind the city’s wall now realize that many among them are powerful. Meanwhile, the person Nirrim once loved most, Sid, has returned to her home country of Herran, where she must navigate the politics of being a rogue princess who has finally agreed to do her duty.
In the Herrani court, rumors begin to grow of a new threat rising across the sea, of magic unleashed on the world, and of a cruel, black-haired queen who can push false memories into your mind, so that you believe your dearest friends to be your enemies.
Sid doesn’t know that this queen is Nirrim, who seeks her revenge against a world that has wronged her. Can Sid save Nirrim from herself? Does Nirrim even want to be saved? As blood is shed and war begins, Sid and Nirrim find that it might not matter what they want…for the gods have their own plans.
The Hollow Heart:
"A thrilling, frightening tale of intrigue and revenge, love and desire, affecting humans and gods alike. The Hollow Heart is a doorway to a world of magic, vengeance, and romance that will keep you guessing until the last pages." —Cassandra Clare, New York Times-bestselling author of the Shadowhunter Chronicles
"A heart-wrenching, deftly executed end to this duology." —Kirkus Reviews
The Midnight Lie:
“Utterly immersive and gorgeous. Marie’s stories are the loveliest knives that cut you straight to the quick.” — Roshani Chokshi, New York Times–bestselling author of The Gilded Wolves
“Lush, romantic, and powerful. In The Midnight Lie, Marie Rutkoski spins a sensuous tale about awakening to the truth.” — Malinda Lo, author of Ash
"There is no doubt this is going to be one of the most complex and compulsively readable fantasies of the year." —Buzzfeed
"Prepare to be devastated by this gorgeously rendered sapphic fantasy." —Buzzfeed News
“The Midnight Lie is unsettling and thrilling, the world intricate and purposeful, and Nirrim a protagonist readers will surely find enthralling.” —Shelf Awareness
"Read it for the romance, for the adventure, for the underlying commentary on divided societies—nothing disappoints." —Booklist