A Sorrow Fierce and Falling (Kingdom on Fire, Book Three) (Hardcover)
Magic, romance, and heart-pounding action bring the final book in the Kingdom on Fire series to a shocking and satisfying close. Justine Magazine says, "A pinch of Potter blended with a drop of [Cassandra Clare's] Infernal Devices."
"Plot twists so good they will leave you reeling."
--TRACI CHEE, New York Times bestselling author of The Reader
It's time for war.
After suffering terrible losses, Henrietta and Lord Blackwood have led their warriors to Sorrow-Fell, a vast estate where only those invited by a Blackwood may enter--and the ideal place to plan a final assault against the Ancients.
It's time for a wedding.
Henrietta nervously awaits her marriage to Blackwood, but when the ritual to become his bride reveals a dark secret, she realizes that Sorrow-Fell is not a safe haven; it's a trap. Convincing the sorcerers of this, however, is not easy. So with Maria, the true chosen one, and Magnus, the young man who once stole her heart, at her side, Henrietta plots a dangerous journey straight into the enemy's lair. Some will live. Some will die. All will be tested.
In this stunning conclusion to the Kingdom on Fire series, Henrietta must choose between the love from her past, the love from her present, and a love that could define her future. While battles rage, the fate of the kingdom rests on her decision: Will she fall or rise up to become the woman who saves the realm?
It's time for Henrietta to make her stand.
Praise for Jessica Cluess's A Shadow Bright and Burning, Kingdom on Fire, Book 1:
"This is a novel that gives off light and heat." --The New York Times
"Vivid characters, terrifying monsters, and world building as deep and dark as the ocean."
--VICTORIA AVEYARD, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Red Queen
"Devastatingly magical and monstrously romantic."
--STEPHANIE GARBER, New York Times bestselling author of Caraval
"Unputdownable. I loved the monsters, the magic, and the teen warriors who are their world's best hope! Jessica Cluess is an awesome storyteller!"
--TAMORA PIERCE, #1 New York Times bestselling author
About the Author
JESSICA CLUESS is a writer, a graduate of Northwestern University, and an unapologetic nerd. After college, she moved to Los Angeles, where she served coffee to the rich and famous while working on her first novel, A Shadow Bright and Burning. When she's not writing books, she's an instructor at Writopia Lab, helping kids and teens tell their own stories. Visit her at jessicacluess.com and follow her on Twitter at @JessCluess.
“Is it clear that Cluess adores the Harry Potter series and Jane Eyre? Yes. So do you. So does everyone. What matters is that her voice is her own. . . . A Shadow Bright and Burning delivers on the promise of its title. This is a novel that gives off light and heat.”
—The New York Times
* “Cluess gamely turns the chosen-one trope upside down in this smashing dark fantasy.”
—Publishers Weekly, Starred
“The pages turn quickly and this first installment in the story is over before the reader will want it to be. The ending is perfect, too.”
“A fun, inventive fantasy. I totally have a book crush on Rook.”
—SARAH REES BRENNAN, New York Times bestselling author
“Pure enchantment. I love how Cluess turned the ‘chosen one’ archetype on its head. With the emotional intensity of my favorite fantasy books, this is the kind of story that makes you forget yourself.”
—ROSHANI CHOKSHI, New York Times bestselling author
“A glorious, fast-paced romp of an adventure. Jessica Cluess has built her story out of my favorite ingredients: sorcery, demons, romance, and danger.”
—KELLY LINK, Pulitzer Prize nominated author of Get in Trouble
"Every story needs a good protagonist. And Henrietta is a great one."
“The pages turn quickly. . . . The ending is perfect, too.”