The poison throne / Celine Kiernan.

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  • Author(s): Kiernan, Celine
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    New York, NY : Orbit, 2010, c2008.
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    496 p. ; 21 cm.
  • Series:
    The Moorehawke trilogy; bk. 1
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    • Publication Information:
      1st North American ed.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: Wynter Moorehawke returns to court with her dying father to find the king has become a violent despot, his son, Alberon has fled into exile and Alberon's half-brother, Razi has been elevated to king. Wynter must choose between her father or her dreams, her friend or her king, her duty or her love.
    • ISBN:
      9781841498218 (pbk.)
      1841498211 (pbk.)
      9780316077064 (pbk.) :
      0316077062 (pbk.) :
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PW Reviews 2010 February #3

Atmospheric, complex, and intense, Kiernan's debut fantasy, set in a sort of alternate 15th-century Europe, mixes vengeful ghosts and talking cats into political intrigue. Fifteen-year-old Wynter Moorehawke's return to court after five years away should be joyous, but she fears for her dearest friends, the children of insane, tyrannical King Jonathan. Crown prince Alberon is nowhere to be found, and bastard son Razi is being unwillingly groomed to replace him. The king will go to any lengths to secure his throne, even unlocking the mysteries of a horrible killing device long thought destroyed. Wynter must keep her friends and family alive as she slowly pieces together the king's secrets. The beginning of what promises to be a powerful trilogy with YA crossover appeal, this epic starts strong and doesn't falter one iota, ending with a cliffhanger that will leave readers demanding more. (Apr.)

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