From New York Times bestselling author Brigid Kemmerer comes a blockbuster fantasy series about a kingdom divided by corruption,the prince desperately holding it togetherand the girl who will risk everything to bring it crashing down. The kingdom of Kandala is on the brink of disaster. Rifts between sectors have only worsened since a sickness began ravaging the landand within the Royal Palacethe king holds a tenuous peace with a ruthless hand. King Harristan was thrust into power after his parents’ shocking assassinationleaving the younger Prince Corrick to take on the brutal role of the King’s Justice. The brothers have learned to react mercilessly to any sign of rebellion–it’s the only way to maintain order when the sickness can strike anywhereand the only known curean elixir made from delicate Moonflower petalsis severely limited. Out in the Wildsapothecary apprentice Tessa Cade is tired of seeing her neighbors dietheir suffering ignored by the unyielding royals. Every nightshe and her best friend Wes risk their lives to steal Moonflower petals and distribute the elixir to those who need it most–but it’s still not enough. As rumors spread that the cure no longer works and sparks of rebellion begin to flarea particularly cruel act from the King’s Justice makes Tessa desperate enough to try the impossible: sneaking into the palace. But what she finds upon her arrival makes her wonder if it’s even possible to fix Kandala without destroying it first. Set in a richly imaginative world with striking similarities to our ownBrigid Kemmerer’s captivating new series is about those with power and those without . . . and what happens when someone is brave enough to imagine a new future.
Defy the Night
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