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Adrian sul'Han, known as Ash, is a trained healer with a powerful gift of magic--and a thirst for revenge. Ash is forced into hiding after a series of murders throws the queendom into chaos. Now he's closer than ever to killing the man responsible, the cruel king of Arden. With time running out, Ash faces an excruciating choice: Can he use his powers not to save a life but to take it? Abandoned at birth, Jenna Bandelow was told that the magemark on the back of her neck would make her a target. But when the King's Guard launches a relentless search for a girl with a mark like hers, Jenna assumes that it has more to do with her role as a saboteur than any birth-based curse. Though Jenna doesn't know why she's being hunted, she knows that she can't get caught. Eventually, Ash's and Jenna's paths will collide in Arden. Thrown together by chance and joined by their hatred of the ruthless king, they will come to rescue each other in ways they cannot yet imagine.
Publisher: New York, NY :, Harper Teen,, [2016]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062380944
Branch Call Number: TEEN CHI
Characteristics: 535 pages ; 22 cm


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Dec 13, 2018

While an excellent can't-put-down read (just like the previous series), Chima spends very little time showing us who the old characters have turned into

ArapahoeJillK Jul 10, 2018

Worth the read because this fantasy novel revisits the world of the author's previous series, The Seven Realms. I liked the characters, although their development, and the plot, lacked something. The next book in this series, "Shadowcaster", is said to be excellent however.

Jul 19, 2017

This book was alright it did take me a while to get into in by the end I had so many questions couldn't wait to dig into the next one! Which was way better btw!

Jul 17, 2016

Loved the Seven Realms series. I'm hoping the Shattered Realms picks up a bit more momentum in future books. Between uber creepy blood-sucking priests (I skipped a few pages) and a hard to believe love at first sight scenario, the characters themselves were interesting and I remain very curious about where their adventures will take them.

Chapel_Hill_MarthaW Apr 30, 2016

This is a solid series-opener, despite being a bit slow to get started. Fans of Chima's Seven Realms series, which is set in the same universe as this book, will be mildly traumatized by something that happens in an early chapter (I certainly was), but if they can make it past that, and give Chima the time to really settle back into the world and get readers invested with the characters, it's a very good read. The romantic subplot in this book feels rushed and less emotionally satisfying compared to the slow-burning, exceptionally well-developed romance in the original series, but by the end of the book it's clear that Chima had her reasons for wanting the characters in question to already have formed an attachment. I just think the fantasy universe Chima has created with these two interlinked series is so fascinating and there's a lot of opportunity to develop it further with the rest of the books in this series -- so I'll be eagerly awaiting those future installments.

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Jul 17, 2016

PamelaMemmott thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over


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