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The Winner's Curse : The Winner's Trilogy - Marie Rutkoski

The Winner's Curse

The Winner's Trilogy

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Published: 1st July 2014
For Ages: 11+ years old
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Winning what you want may cost you everything you love. The first book in the breathtaking Winner's Trilogy is an irresistible story of forbidden romance and class warfare.

Kestrel lives the lavish lifestyle of a Valorian General's only daughter, and such riches come at a cost for Valoria's captives - and for her. As the Herrani face death or slavery, Kestrel's destiny is shaped by her father. He gives her two choices: join his army or get married. Desperate to realise her own future and knowing that it will invite scandal, she pays a small fortune for a handsome Herrani blacksmith at a slave auction. Arin not only plays Kestrel's power games, he understands what she needs and soon she is torn between loyalty to her people and her feelings for him. But Arin is not all he seems and Kestrel will learn that the price she paid for him is much higher than she ever could have imagined.

The first novel in a stunning new trilogy, The Winner's Curse is a story of romance, rumours and rebellion, where dirty secrets and careless alliances can be deadly - and everything is at stake.

About the Author

Marie Rutkoski is a professor of English literature at Brooklyn College, where she teaches Shakespeare, children's literature and creative writing. She lives in New York City with her husband and two sons. Marie can tie a good double figure- eight knot and is very fond of perfume, tea and excellent bread and butter.

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I only bought the first in the series not expecting to like it but was amazed and immediately bought the next two books of the triolgy.

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The book was incredibly written, with a fascinating plot that kept you at the edge of your seat, always ready for more. I stayed up for hours reading this fantastic book.

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Every line in The Winner's Curse is beautifully written. The story is masterfully plotted. The characters' dilemmas fascinated me and tore at my heart. This book gave me a rare and special reading experience: I never knew what was going to happen next. I loved it. I want more. * Kristin Cashore, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of the Graceling Realm books *
Like any epic page-turner worth its salt, Rutkoski's richly imagined world is full of dynamic repartee, gruesome battle scenes, and shifting alliances. A high-stakes cliffhanger will leave readers eagerly awaiting the next book * Publishers Weekly, starred review *
Rich characterization, exquisite world building and rock-solid storytelling make this a fantasy of unusual intelligence and depth . . . Breathtaking, tragic and true * Kirkus, starred review *
A forbidden romance. The romance is heartstoppingly lovely and admittedly steamy . . . but the raising of stakes and the reluctance of the couple to give up their respective cause, even as they confess their love for each other, lends their relationship a complexity not often seen in the genre . . . A last-minute compromise between the lovers secures a sequel, and fans of Kristin Cashore and Robin Lefevers will be pleased to have a new romance to follow * BCCB, starred review *
Faultlessly written, home to a rich cast of mesmerising characters, and possesses just the right amount of intrigue, romance and emotion to make the story one that leaves an impression. My mind is still reeling from those final few pages * Realm of Fiction *
Rich with detail, tension, and true feeling - and that goes for both the plot, and the characters. Everything about it is just incredible * There Were Books Involved *
Full of high society balls, lies and deceit, stolen moments in secret places, as well as being absolutely beautifully written, The Winner's Curse is a brilliant first book in a new trilogy that everyone should read! * Swept Away by Books *
The hype is right - The Winner's Curse is a beautiful, heartbreaking must-read * Icey Books *

ISBN: 9781408858202
ISBN-10: 1408858207
Series: The Winner's Trilogy
Audience: BCH
For Ages: 11+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 1st July 2014
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 12.9  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1