A Choice of Crowns

The Dark Glass Novels

Book 2
Rebel Base Books
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As court intrigue swirls, a young woman faces three possible fates in this fantasy novel by the New York Times–bestselling author of Through a Dark Glass.
 
Olivia Géroux knows her king is reluctant to marry her, regardless of what negotiations have been arranged. But she never expected to find handsome, arrogant King Rowan obsessed with his stepsister, Princess Ashton, instead. When she overhears her greatest ally plotting to murder the princess, Olivia must act quickly—but how? As the assassin hunts his prey, a magic mirror appears to show Olivia the three paths before her: 1.) If she hesitates, the princess will die—and she will become queen; 2.) If she calls for help, she will gain great power—at the cost of her own happiness; 3.) If she runs to stop the murder herself, she will know love and contentment—but her whole country will suffer.
 
As Olivia lives out each path, fighting to protect her country, her friends and her heart, her wits and courage are tested to their limits. And deciding which path to follow will be far from easy.
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About the author

Barb Hendee is the New York Times bestselling author of The Mist-Torn Witches series. She is the co-author (with husband J.C.) of the Noble Dead Saga. She holds a master’s degree in composition/rhetoric from the University of Idaho and currently teaches writing for Umpqua Community College. She and J.C. live in a quirky two-level townhouse just south of Portland, Oregon. Barb Hendee can be reached at www.barbhendee.org, or www.twitter.com/barbhendeeorg, or www.facebook.com/BarbHendee.org.
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Publisher
Rebel Base Books
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Published on
Feb 6, 2018
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Pages
218
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ISBN
9781635730029
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Fantasy / Romantic
Fiction / Romance / Fantasy
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The Dark Glass series continues as a woman chooses her destiny from a magic mirror—from the New York Times–bestselling author of A Choice of Crowns.
 
Kara, as a ward with no parentage and no future, has been raised knowing nothing outside her lady’s chambers. Until Royce Capello, a visiting nobleman, is struck by her ice-pale looks, and demands her as payment for the land her adopted family needs.
 
With barely time to protest, Kara is sold and packed off for a life as a concubine—until a raiding party descends on Royce’s company and she’s kidnapped for the second time in as many days.
 
Whatever happens, Kara will be alone in the world, inexperienced and fearing even the vast unfamiliar sky. But one raider gives her a choice—and a magic mirror appears to show her where each path will lead . . .
 
She can leave with her protector, Raven, and journey with his performing troupe, competing for his mercurial affections; flee the raiders’ settlement, and return to Royce’s manor, chattel among devious nobility; or she can stay in the settlement, bound to firm, silent Caine, who is as gentle as he is staid and inscrutable.
 
Her fates twist and turn to affect far more than she could have guessed, tangling the bitter with the sweet—and Kara must choose which consequences she can live with . . .
 
“I couldn’t put this book down. Any fans of fantasy and/or young adult need to give this book a try, it’s a fantastic read and one of my favourites this year.” —Under the Covers Book Blog
A tale of castles and assassins, ambition and envy, toil and desire—and one woman’s three very different lives—from the New York Times–bestselling author.
 
On her seventeenth birthday, Megan of Chaumont discovers she’ll be sold as a bride to the brutish Volodane family—within hours. Her father grants only that she may choose which one of the ruthless, grasping lord’s three sons she weds: There’s Rolf, the eldest, who is stern, ambitious, and loyal; Sebastian, the second son, is sympathetic, sly, and rebellious; or Kai, the youngest, who is bitter, brooding, and proud.
 
As shy, horrified Megan flees the welcome dinner for her in-laws-to-be, she finds an enchanted mirror that will display how her life unrolls with each man, as if she were living it out in a breath. But there is no smooth “happily ever after” in her choices.
 
Deaths and honors, joys and agonies, intrigues and escapes await her in a remote, ramshackle keep, where these rough but complex men reveal one side and then another of their jagged characters—and bring out new aspects of Megan, too. But the decisions of one teenaged marriage-pawn reverberate much farther than any of them have could have guessed . . .
 
“Evokes the medieval world of poetry and images we have seen in the paintings of Bourne-Jones and Millais as well as the poetry of the Pre-Raphaelites. It is a world of great beauty, difficult choices, and uncertain endings that Ms. Hendee evokes with skill.” —Kings River Life Magazine
The Dark Glass series continues as a woman chooses her destiny from a magic mirror—from the New York Times–bestselling author of A Choice of Crowns.
 
Kara, as a ward with no parentage and no future, has been raised knowing nothing outside her lady’s chambers. Until Royce Capello, a visiting nobleman, is struck by her ice-pale looks, and demands her as payment for the land her adopted family needs.
 
With barely time to protest, Kara is sold and packed off for a life as a concubine—until a raiding party descends on Royce’s company and she’s kidnapped for the second time in as many days.
 
Whatever happens, Kara will be alone in the world, inexperienced and fearing even the vast unfamiliar sky. But one raider gives her a choice—and a magic mirror appears to show her where each path will lead . . .
 
She can leave with her protector, Raven, and journey with his performing troupe, competing for his mercurial affections; flee the raiders’ settlement, and return to Royce’s manor, chattel among devious nobility; or she can stay in the settlement, bound to firm, silent Caine, who is as gentle as he is staid and inscrutable.
 
Her fates twist and turn to affect far more than she could have guessed, tangling the bitter with the sweet—and Kara must choose which consequences she can live with . . .
 
“I couldn’t put this book down. Any fans of fantasy and/or young adult need to give this book a try, it’s a fantastic read and one of my favourites this year.” —Under the Covers Book Blog
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