The Burning Sky

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45 reviews

About this ebook

Magic, romance, and intrigue combine in this extraordinary novel—the first in the Elemental Trilogy—for fans of Cinda Williams Chima and Kristin Cashore. Publishers Weekly called it "a wonderfully satisfying magical saga" in a starred review, and Kirkus Reviews said it "bids fair to be the next big epic fantasy success."

Iolanthe Seabourne is the greatest elemental mage of her generation—or so she's been told. The one prophesied for years to be the savior of the Realm. It is her duty and destiny to face and defeat the Bane, the most powerful tyrant and mage the world has ever known. This would be a suicide task for anyone, let alone a reluctant sixteen-year-old girl with no training.

Guided by his mother's visions and committed to avenging his family, Prince Titus has sworn to protect Iolanthe even as he prepares her for their battle with the Bane. But he makes the terrifying mistake of falling in love with the girl who should have been only a means to an end. Now, with the servants of the tyrant closing in, Titus must choose between his mission—and her life.

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45 reviews
Stephanie G
July 6, 2017
Fantastic storytelling with true twists and turns, unique characters with depth, and a world that doesn't feel like you just read about it in another novel. Doesn't read like YA at all. Well done.
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Scott Gregory
October 22, 2015
I absolutely love Titus! He deserves Iolanthe's full support in my opinion. Titus is intelligent, very witty and full of fast maneuvers and gadgets worthy of 007!! I love the concept of vaulting and the writing ball where Titus receives his intelligence reports. A very fun and unique world! I applaud this author's imagination and creativity!
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Ema Rose
January 12, 2015
Im my opinion it was an amazing book i love so much. Plus its so romantic. :)
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About the author

Sherry Thomas is the author of The Burning Sky and The Perilous Sea, the first two books in the Elemental Trilogy. Sherry immigrated to the United States from China when she was thirteen and taught herself English in part by devouring science fiction and romance novels. She is the author of several acclaimed romance novels and is the recipient of two RITA Awards. Sherry lives with her family in Austin, Texas.

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