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The Defiant Heir

Melissa Caruso

8 Reviews

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Fantasy

The Defiant Heir continues the spellbinding story of courtly intrigue and dangerous magic that began with The Tethered Mage.

'Melissa Caruso has taken things to an ENTIRELY new level of awesome' Powder and Page

'Caruso has really hit her fantasy stride with The Defiant Heir' Culturefly

Across the border, the Witch Lords are preparing for war. But before an invasion of Raverra can begin, all seventeen Witch Lords must gather to agree a course of action. Lady Amalia Cornaro knows that this conclave might be her only chance to stifle the growing flames of war.

Amalia and her warlock Zaira must go behind enemy lines, using every ounce of wit and cunning they have to avert the coming conflict. If they fail, it will all come down to swords and fire.

The Defiant Heir continues the spellbinding tale of courtly intrigue and dangerous magic that began with Gemmell Award shortlisted debut The Tethered Mage.

Praise for the series:

The Tethered Mage is an excellent debut novel that set a high bar for its follow up, but The Defiant Heir takes the series to the next level in every way . . . I can hardly contain my excitement for the third installment'Fantasy Book Cafe

'I couldn't put it down' Genevieve Cogman, author of The Invisible Library

I raced through this exquisite debut in three days and adored it' - Fantasy Book Review

'Absolutely recommended and on my shortlist for favorite books so far in 2017' - Book Smugglers

'A brilliant novel' - The Eloquent Page

'Fantastically readable, incredibly addictive and intelligently plotted . . . I loved it' - Liz Loves Books

'Captivating' - Vic James, author of Gilded Cage

'If you like fantasy, you'll love this book' - The Tattooed Book Geek

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Praise for The Defiant Heir

  • Charming, intelligent, fast-moving, beautifully atmospheric, with a heroine and other characters whom I really liked as people. (I overstayed my lunch break in order to finish it.) I would love to read more set in this world

  • Intricate and enticing as silk brocade. Caruso's heroine is a strong, intelligent young woman in a beguiling, beautifully evoked Renaissance world of high politics, courtly intrigue, love and loyalty - and fire warlocks

  • An enchanting voice and an original world you won't want to leave

  • Engaging and entertaining with intrigue, a good pace, and strong characters. Zaira and Amalia are bright, bold heroes in a smartly constructed world

  • A dashing, compelling and exciting story, blending magic, assassination, conspiracy and diplomacy . . . I'll make no bones about it, I loved this book

  • The Tethered Mage is an excellent debut novel that set a high bar for its follow up, but The Defiant Heir takes the series to the next level in every way . . . I absolutely LOVED The Defiant Heir. It's extraordinarily fun with wonderful characters and intriguing mysteries that kept me eagerly anticipating what would happen next . . . I can hardly contain my excitement for the third installment

  • Centered around a fierce and heroic set of characters, with intricate world-building and a quick pace, Caruso has really hit her fantasy stride with The Defiant Heir

  • Melissa Caruso has taken things to an ENTIRELY new level of awesome with The Defiant Heir . . . I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND this book

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Melissa Caruso

Melissa Caruso graduated with honours in Creative Writing from Brown University and holds an MFA in Fiction from University of Massachusetts - Amherst.