Siblings torn apart by betrayal grapple with their broken bonds—and fight to regain their power—in this stunning conclusion to a mythic epic fantasy duology from the New York Times bestselling author of Wilder Girls.
The Argyros siblings have lost everything. With their father dead and their family home captured, they’re no longer the rulers of their fractured kingdom—and no longer bound to each other.
In the frozen north, Rhea struggles to wield her newly inherited command over death and to find her place in an increasingly distrustful rebel group. Chrysanthi travels to a distant, war-torn land in search of her elusive brother Nitsos, certain that he is there on a dangerous mission to restore the family to its former glory, this time with himself at its head. And Lexos, now stripped of all his power and a political prisoner of the Domina family, is left to rot in a hauntingly desolate palace with nothing but thoughts of revenge.
Alone and farther apart than they’ve ever been, the siblings must reckon with the pain of their past and find a new path forward—or risk their own destruction.
In an Orchard Grown from Ash is the dramatic finale of a darkly beautiful, atmospheric saga that explores the cost of power and the weight of legacy.
Power's blood-soaked and tragic conclusion to the Wind-Up Garden duology (after In a Garden Burning Gold) follows the four royal Argyros siblings—Rhea, Lexos, Nitsos, and Chrysanthi—in the wake of personal and political loss. As Rhea struggles with inheriting her father's power over death, she vows to hunt down and kill Nitsos for using his power to manipulate her choices. She sends Chrysanthi after Nitsos as part of her bid for revenge, but Chrysanthi's real goal is to reunite her family. Lexos, eager to regain power of his own, allies himself with Ettore, a member of the rival Domina family. Meanwhile, Nitsos seeks to locate the mysterious saint's graves, a goal that soon sweeps up everyone on the continent in a race to either obtain or destroy the fabled power the graves contain. All the siblings independently converge on the saints' final resting place—where doom awaits the family. The author probes even deeper into her series' exploration of power and corruption, but adds a hopeful note amid all the tragedy and destruction that makes the bloodshed feel worthwhile. Series fans will find this a satisfying conclusion.