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  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library Y BAR (Text) 33500013222963 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library Y BAR (Text) 33500013222955 New Checked out 10/10/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780316417341
  • ISBN: 0316417343
  • ISBN: 9780316417334
  • ISBN: 0316417335
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2020.

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Summary, etc.:
When all of her family succumbs to a magical illness, Ekata Avenko reluctantly assumes the throne, seeking a cure and fending off unwanted suitors while seeking the culprit.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 14+. Little, Brown and Company.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 July #1
    *Starred Review* Ekata has grown up surrounded by danger. While her siblings have literally killed each other in their struggles for their father's crown to Kylma Above, Ekata wants only to escape their machinations and become a scholar somewhere far away. When her brother is named heir and the search for his bride begins, it seems that time has almost come. But when a mysterious sleeping sickness infects everyone in Ekata's family, she suddenly becomes the only remaining heir, surrounded by political traps that she has never learned to disarm. As she fights to get her bearings and combat treachery on all sides, Ekata chooses, from the men and women come to court her brother, a fierce warrior woman to be her own bride, and begins tentatively to explore Kylma Below, the underwater kingdom that is the source of all magic. In her sophomore novel, Bartlett (We Rule the Night, 2019) paints a glittering portrait of a cursed kingdom and a girl searching for strength. Fans of dark, queer fairy tales will be eager for this. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Claire Eliza Bartlett grew up in Colorado. She studied history and archaeology and spent time in Switzerland and Wales before settling in Denmark for good. She is the author of We Rule the Night and The Winter Duke. When not at her computer telling mostly fictional stories, she works as a tour guide in Copenhagen, telling stories that are (mostly) true. Claire invites you to visit her online at

Subject: Nobility > Fiction.
Courts and courtiers > Fiction.
Blessing and cursing > Fiction.
Magic > Fiction.

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