Maia Tamarin proved her skill as a tailor when she wove the dresses of the sun, the moon, and the stars, but it will take more than a beautiful gown to hide the darkness rising up within her.
Maia Tamarin's journey to sew the dresses of the sun, the moon, and the stars has taken a grievous toll. She returns to a kingdom on the brink of war. Edan, the boy she loves, is gone--perhaps forever--and no sooner does she set foot in the Autumn Palace than she is forced to don the dress of the sun and assume the place of the emperor's bride-to-be to keep the peace.
When the emperor's rivals learn of her deception, there is hell to pay, but the war raging around Maia is nothing compared to the battle within. Ever since she was touched by the demon Bandur, she has been changing . . . glancing in the mirror to see her own eyes glowing red; losing control of her magic, her body, her mind.
It's only a matter of time before Maia loses herself completely, and in the meantime she will stop at nothing to find Edan, protect her family, and bring lasting peace to her country.
The stakes are higher than ever in this breathtaking sequel to Spin the Dawn.
** Praise for Elizabeth Lim **
Your next big YA series . . . We've got our eye on this stylist blockbuster - Entertainment Weekly
Romance, artistry, and deep enchantment - Gregory Maguire, NYTimes bestselling author of Wicked
What an amazing creation! Every time I thought I knew where it was going, I was wrong. This is a white-knuckle read! - Tamora Pierce, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Tempests and Slaughter
Part epic adventure, part fairy tale, and part Project Runway, Spin the Dawn is a thrilling tale as rich as velvet and as exquisite as fine embroidery - Heidi Heilig, author of The Girl from Everywhere
A stunning tapestry of adventure - Washington Post
A fabulous fantasy . . . Sure to delight even the most jaded of fantasy readers - NPR
Lim weaves an enchanting narrative, with all the magic of a fairytale and the guts and grit of an epic adventure. Diverse folklore, imaginative worldbuilding and a brilliant lead character who wields creativity as skillfully as a weapon - this is a gem for all lovers of whimsical fantasy! - Natasha Ngan, NYTimes bestselling author of Girls of Paper and Fire