Diamond & Dawn (Amber & Dusk, Book Two)
Scholastic Inc. | ISBN 9781338547597 Hardcover
384 Pages | 5.830" x 8.570" | Ages 12 & Up
Lyra Selene returns to the incandescent magic of Amber & Dusk in a second installment about the corrosions of even the most dazzling dreams, and the strength of hope amidst darkness.Mirage, triumphant in her coup of the Amber Empire, returns to the palais prepared to take her place as empress. With the support of her friends and a tentative, blossoming romance with Sunder, Mirage is on the cusp of taking hold of everything she has ever wanted. However, her place in the sun is not as sure as she expected, nor is it quite as bright as she imagined. When the Empress Severine's body was recovered from the battle, Mirage discovered she was not dead after all. Rather, Severine is in a coma, her every breath a threat to Mirage's newfound power. Worse, a distant cousin, Gavin d'Ars, appears at court with the challenge of his blood claim. As Mirage uncovers more secrets from her family's past, she proposes a series of ancient, grueling trials to determine the most deserving heir. But in Mirage's fight to defend her vision for the empire, she begins to splinter all of her alliances. Will the battle for control leave anyone untainted?
Raves & reviews:
Praise for Amber & Dusk:"A dazzling and romantic feast for the imagination, Amber & Dusk is an intoxicating tale of self-discovery, and magic both sinister and glamorous. An enthralling debut that is impossible to put down." — Roshani Chokshi, New York Times bestselling author of the Star-Touched series"Amber & Dusk is a shimmering tapestry of language, woven through with soaring beauty and subtle menace." — Sarah Holland, New York Times bestselling author of Everless"The setting of a land with a static sun is attention-grabbing. . . . Full of riotous color, fantastical locations, and surprising plot twists, this novel is sure to delight fans of Graceling and Caraval." — School Library Journal"The intensity of energy between Sylvie and Sunder fairly crackles. . . . The palace intrigues make this narrative gripping and will have readers eagerly anticipating the conclusion as well as anxious to know what happens next. . . . Riveting." — Kirkus Reviews"Selene's clear storytelling skill marks her as an author to watch." — Booklist