A crown woven together by lies.
A kingdom with the power to unravel them.
Four Reaches. Four brides. Only a fortnight separates the young women from becoming reluctant queens of the usurper king, Eoghan Rhiagain.
Twenty years earlier, King Eoghan’s father cunningly devised marriages between the highborn sons and daughters of the oft-warring Reaches, sealing the unions before they could protest, shattering existing betrothals in place of forced alliances.
Now, Eoghan, the cruel boy king who stole his crown through murder, demands the eldest daughters of these unions. To accept is unfathomable. To refuse is treason.
The lords and ladies of the kingdom have no choice but to prepare their beloved daughters for the horrors ahead. But they’ll soon discover there are no longer any daughters left to present. All four have disappeared, painting the world with their rebellion.
Theirs is not the only rebellion. Across the kingdom, little fires light within. From the enigmatic sorcerers in the northern mountains, to the magi who both wield and regulate the kingdom’s magic, and beyond... to a place where two prisoners are not what they seem.
As the Reaches ready themselves to face the king, the kingdom hovers on the edge of chaos.
And there are many who recall, in candlelit secrecy, tales of a time before...
From the USA Today & International Bestselling author of the Saga of Crimson & Clover comes a gripping new epic fantasy world that will leave you breathless to the very last page.
👑 Evil King
⚔️ Formidable Women
👑 Raven Priestesses
⚔️ Arranged Marriages
👑 Found Family
⚔️ Enemies to Lovers
👑 Friends to Lovers
⚔️ Multiple Romantic Subplots
👑 Unique Magic System
👑 Medieval Fantasy
⚔️ Forbidden Romance
👑 Epic Worldbuilding
⚔️ Politics and Intrigue
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An Instant Classic of Fantasy, 5 Stars is Not Enough!
So what do you do when you wish you could read The Wheel of Time or the Game of Thrones series all over again for the first time? Well, I know what I did. I read The Kingless Crown and boy, am I so happy I did. How excited and pleased I was when I realized I was reading, for the first time, the beginning of a fantasy series that is every bit as wonderful, enchanting and addictive as those bastions of fantasy. I already knew this author could write a mesmerizing tale, but this book went way above my hopes and expectations. What world-building, what characters, what a plot. This is the start of what is going to be a fascinating and completely immersive series and I'm so glad I'm along for the ride. 5 stars is not enough.
Captivating like gold. Mesmerizing like diamonds. A new fantasy to trail blazes like Sarah J Maas and Leigh Bardugo!
This is my first Sarah Cradit book and I was not prepared for how much this book consumed me. Phenomenal world building and fantastic characters make for an out of this world read! The story is both mesmerizing and entertaining. At different points, the story gave me the chills.
This is book will have you under its spell and will stay with you long after you’ve finished. I give this 5 fantastic stars!