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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593118535
  • ISBN: 0593118537
  • Physical Description: 424 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, [2020]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Series information from Goodreads. Sequel is announced on page [425] of book.
Summary, etc.:
The kingdom of Hálendi is in trouble. It's losing the war at its borders, and rumors of a new, deadlier threat on the horizon have surfaced. Princess Jennesara knows her skills on the battlefield would make her an asset and wants to help, but her father has other plans. As the second-born heir to the throne, Jenna lacks the firstborn's--her brother's--magical abilities, so the king promises her hand in marriage to the prince of neighboring Turia in exchange for resources Hálendi needs. Jenna must leave behind everything she has ever known if she is to give her people a chance at peace. Only, on the journey to reach her betrothed and new home, the royal caravan is ambushed, and Jenna realizes the rumors were wrong--the new threat is worse than anyone imagined. Now Jenna must decide if revealing a dangerous secret is worth the cost before it's too late--for her and for her entire kingdom.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 12 & up. Delacorte Press.
Grades 7-9. Delacorte Press.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 May #2
    Princess Jennasara of Hálendi belongs to the feistier class of princesses, preferring swords to soireés and trousers to trousseaus. When conflict breaks out at the borders, however, she is packed off to Turia in the south and a betrothal for which she did not ask. On the way, the real threat appears: one of several ancient mages who have returned from exile. Thinking her father and older brother dead, Jenna escapes the attack and begins a long journey on foot to Turia through enchanted and dangerous woodland. The connections she makes there help her reach her previous destination, the palace of her intended. She makes certain her identity is not known so the mage won't be drawn to her and endanger the royal family. Intrigue, betrayal, and magical battles follow as Jenna pieces together the mystery. Flanders injects humor and a touch of romance into this suspenseful debut novel packed with twists, turns, joy, and sorrow, and the first-person narrative runs the gamut of human emotion. The ending promises a sequel to an excellent start. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

KayLynn Flanders is a graduate of Brigham Young University, with a degree in English Language and a minor in editing. When she's not writing, she spends her time playing volleyball, reading, and traveling. She lives in Utah with her family, and her debut novel is Shielded. To learn more about KayLynn, go to or follow @kaylynnflanders on Twitter.

Subject: Magic > Fiction.
Imaginary wars and battles > Fiction.
Inheritance and succession > Fiction.
Secrecy > Fiction.
Princesses > Fiction.
Arranged marriage > Fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Magic > Fiction.
Secrets > Fiction.
Princesses > Fiction.
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Romance / General.
Arranged marriage.
Imaginary wars and battles.
Inheritance and succession.
Young adult fiction.
Genre: Fantasy fiction.

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