Written by Kelly Coon

When Alu’s ruler falls ill three maidens are chosen for the honor of accompanying him to the grave. One of them is Kammani’s sister (Nanaea). Kammani is a talented healer who is still apprenticed to her father. With the turn of events she decides that she must find a way inside the palace to heal their ruler. After all, it’s the only way to save her sister’s life. What Kammani finds leaves her to suspect that there are darker secrets hiding in the palace walls. Who can she trust? Can she save everyone in time? The story is filled with mystery and intrigue and will leave readers captivated until the last page. This is a great pick for fans of dark fantasy and mythology. Readers who liked The Belles by Dohnielle Clayton will love this book.

Reviewed by Jessica Moody, LMETS, Olympus Jr High
Rating: ★★★★★ (5 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 7-12

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Written by Kelly Coon
Delacorte Press
398 pages
Release Date: October 29, 2019
ISBN: 9780525647829
A review copy was provided by the publisher.

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