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Rule

Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
Categories: Young Adults, Ages 13 & Up
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Publisher's Summary

Three Dark Crowns meets Pretty Little Liars in this sensational and striking new fantasy from debut author Ellen Goodlett.

Three girls. Three deadly secrets. Only one can wear the crown.

The king is dying, his heir has just been murdered, and rebellion brews in the east. But the kingdom of Kolonya and the outer Reaches has one last option before it descends into leaderless chaos. 

Or rather, three unexpected options. 

Zofi has spent her entire life trekking through the outer Reaches with her band of Travelers. She would do anything to protect the band, her family. But no one can ever find out how far she's already gone. 

Akeylah was raised in the Eastern Reach, surrounded by whispers of rebellion and abused by her father. Desperate to escape, she makes a decision that threatens the whole kingdom. 

Ren grew up in Kolonya, serving as a lady's maid and scheming her way out of the servants' chambers. But one such plot could get her hung for treason if anyone ever discovers what she's done. 

When the king summons the girls, they arrive expecting arrest or even execution. Instead they learn the truth: They are his illegitimate daughters, and one must become his new heir. But someone in Kolonya knows their secrets, and that someone will stop at nothing to keep the sisters from their destiny...to rule. 

Magic, mystery, and blackmail abound in the first book of this sensational and striking fantasy duology.

©2018 Ellen Goodlett (P)2018 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

"The fast-paced plot makes for an engaging read... Refreshing." (Kirkus Reviews)

"Rule delivers dazzling magic, suspenseful court intrigue, and pulse-pounding surprises. A treat for fans of richly layered fantasy!" (Elly Blake, New York Times best-selling author of the Frostblood Saga) 

"Rule is an exhilarating, fresh fantasy full of complicated and authentic female characters navigating court politics, blackmail, forbidden romance, and their own dark pasts. With breakneck pacing and a toe-curlingly good queer romance, Rule is sure to satisfy." (Lindsay Smith, author of Sekret and Web of Frost

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Talk about frustratingly enjoyable. Not sure those two adjectives go together usually but this book proves they’re perfect together. Who do I barrack (root) for? I’m still not sure but I’m slowly loving all the sisters and now I want them all on the throne. And who the hell is blackmailing them? Maybe the king, maybe. I have no idea and I’m not sure that’s a good thing or a bad thing. So now I find myself desperate for the next book! Great narrators great story.

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  • emily
  • 07-08-2020

So SO good!

I was absolutely sucked in instantly! This is one of the best books I have read in a long long time. I love the world building. I love the characters. I love the plot. Just when you think you know where this is going everything changes. It was a little like reading Harry Potter!!

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  • Andriele Stodden
  • 16-10-2018

can't wait for the next book

i devoured this book and can't wait for the next, what a cliffhanger! love the magic system, very creative.