Castle of Lies
Thelia isn’t in line to inherit the crown, but she’s been raised to take power however she can. She’s been friends with Princess Corene her whole life, and she’s scheming to marry Bayled, the heir to the throne. But her plans must change when an army of elves invades the kingdom. Thelia, her cousin Parsifal, and Corene become trapped in the castle. An elf warrior, Sapphire, may be Thelia’s only hope of escape, but Sapphire has plans of their own. Meanwhile, an ancient magic is awakening within the castle, with the power to destroy the whole kingdom. Can Thelia find a way to protect her future—and her life?
|Interest Level||Grade 7 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 7|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Carolrhoda Lab ®|
|Number of Pages||352|
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
“The well-rounded characters develop and mature, becoming less calculating and more sympathetic as they recognize the faults of people and institutions they’d once idolized. . . . [A] comparable option to those who may be too young for Game of Thrones but are still intrigued by its premise.”—The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“With queer characters and a polyamorous relationship, there is a diversity in gender and sexual identity here that is often lacking in fantasy novels . . .”—Booklist
“Wonderfully original, instantly captivating, and truly genre-redefining! With riveting prose and a lovable cast of duplicitous schemers, Castle of Lies is the fantasy book I’ve been dying to read!”—Andrew Shvarts, author of Royal Bastards
“Castle of Lies is like a CW show crashing into a fantasy in the best way, with backstabbing teens in a castle occupied by the enemy, plus bonus! magic zombies.”—Sarah Tolcser, author of Whisper of the Tide and Song of the Current
Author: Kiersi Burkhart
Kiersi Burkhart grew up riding horses on the Colorado Front Range. Now she resides in Wyoming with her best friend, her dog, writing fiction for children of all ages.
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