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City of Bastards : Royal Bastards - Andrew Shvarts

City of Bastards

Royal Bastards

Hardcover Published: 5th June 2018
ISBN: 9781484767634
Number Of Pages: 384
For Ages: 13+ years old

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Tilla, bastard of House Kent, has it made. Safe from her murderous father in the dazzling capital of Lightspire, she lives a life of luxury under the protection of the Volaris King, alongside her boyfriend, Zell, and best friend, Princess Lyriana.

So why isn't she happy? Maybe it's the whispers and stares that follow her wherever she goes, as the daughter of the traitor waging war against Lightspire. Or maybe it's the memories of her beloved brother, Jax, who lies cold in his grave even as she tries to settle into a life in the city's prestigious University.

Then Tilla stumbles upon the body of a classmate-a friend. The authorities are quick to rule it a suicide and sweep it under the rug, but when Tilla herself is attacked by a mysterious man with terrifying powers, she's convinced of a conspiracy. Her friends beg her to stay silent; what she's suggesting is impossible . . . and treasonous.

But Tilla can't-won't-let it go. And the deeper she digs, the more questions she uncovers. How is the West beating the supposedly invincible Lightspire mages in battle? Is it connected to the shadowy cult wreaking havoc in Lightspire? Nothing is as it seems in the glorious capital, and Tilla's presence might just be the spark that sets the Kingdom aflame.

Industry Reviews


"Engrossing. The characters are well drawn, and the action moves quickly and with plenty of twists and turns."--Huffington Post


"Shvart's action-packed debut champions diversity, counsels perseverance, and highlights the human cost of war. The pace is zippy, Shvart's mythology is rich, and...the conclusion packs thrills and a serious emotional wallop."--Publisher's Weekly


"Shvarts combines mystery, romance, and fantasy with dynamic and diverse characters of different ethnicities to create a book that is difficult to put down. This story has something for everyone; readers will be clamoring for the sequel."--VOYA


"Soon Jon Snow won't be the only "bastard" whose name readers will remember."--Entertainment Weekly


"We cannot wait for this high-stakes, edge of your seat fantasy."--Bustle


"This is one of those rare books that had me laughing and crying within a paragraph."--Cinda Williams Chima, New York Times bestselling author

"A deceptive plot combined with a magnetic cast of characters in a series that continues to redefine the genre. You won't be able to put this one down."--Scott Reintgen, author of Nyxia
"An exciting story full of magic and action-packed scenes."--Kirkus Reviews
"Murderous, unexpected, and immensely satisfying."--Stephanie Garber, New York Times best-selling author of Caraval
"This fantasy... is peppered with humorous moments and spiced by a masterfully unveiled mystery. Shvarts constructs a believable society on the edge of toppling, bounded by traditions that may have started as truths but have become lies over time."--Booklist
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ISBN: 9781484767634
ISBN-10: 1484767632
Series: Royal Bastards
Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
For Ages: 13+ years old
For Grades: 8 - 12
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 5th June 2018
Publisher: Hyperion
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.7 x 14.7  x 3.2
Weight (kg): 0.55
Edition Number: 1

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