A pansexual bloodmage reluctantly teams up with an undead spirit to start a rebellion among the living and the dead, in this dark young adult fantasy by A.M. Strickland, author of Beyond the Black Door.
She loves a princess. She's bound to a warrior. She must betray them both.
In Thanopolis, those gifted with magic are assigned undead spirits to guard them-and control them. Ever since Rovan's father died trying to keep her from this fate, she's hidden her magic. But when she accidentally reveals her powers, she's bound to a spirit and thrust into a world of palace intrigue and deception.
Desperate to escape, Rovan finds herself falling for two people she can't fully trust: Lydea, a beguiling, rebellious princess; and Ivrilos, a handsome spirit with the ability to control Rovan, body and soul.
Together, they uncover a secret that will destroy Thanopolis. To save them all, Rovan will have to start a rebellion in both the mortal world and the underworld, and find a way to trust the princess and spirit battling for her heart - if she doesn't betray them first.
[A] feast of forbidden magics and deadly romances that keeps you on the edge of your seat until the last bloody page. Deliciously dark and riveting, it will leave you hungry for more - Ashley Poston, bestselling author of Geekerella
An utterly mesmerizing story of romance and found family. Strickland builds a deliciously dark and wonderfully intricate world full of blood, magic, and monsters that I wanted to be lost in forever - Emily A. Duncan, New York Times bestselling author of Wicked Saints
A deviously plotted tale of twisting complexity where diversity lives and breathes as naturally as a beating heart. It's everything you could want in a dark fantasy - Lisa Maxwell, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Magician
Strickland is a storyteller of both grace and power - Richard Kadrey, New York Times bestselling author of the Sandman Slim series
A.M. Strickland was a bibliophile who wanted to be an author before she knew what either of those words meant. She shares a home base in Alaska with her husband, her pugs, and her piles and piles of books. She loves traveling, dancing, tattoos, and every shade of teal in existence, but especially the darker ones. She is the author of In the Ravenous Dark and Beyond the Black Door, and coauthor of Shadow Run and Shadow Call under the name AdriAnne Strickland. Find her on Twitter @AdriAnneMS