Dark Breaks the Dawn
Sara B. Larson
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On her eighteenth birthday, Princess Evelayn of Eadrolan, the Light Kingdom, can finally access the full range of her magical powers. The light looks brighter, the air is sharper, and the energy she can draw when fighting feels almost limitless.
But while her mother, the queen, remains busy at the war front, in the Dark Kingdom of Dorjhalon, the corrupt king is plotting. King Bain wants control of both kingdoms, and his plan will fling Evelayn into the throne much sooner than she expected.
In order to defeat Bain and his sons, Evelayn will quickly have to come into her ability to shapeshift, and rely on the alluring Lord Tanvir. But not everyone is what they seem, and the balance between the Light and Dark comes at a steep price.
In the first book of a remarkable duology, Sara B. Larson sets the stage for her reimagining of Swan Lake -- a lush romance packed with betrayal, intrigue, magic, and adventure.
As soon as I finished the first chapter, I knew that there was absolutely no way I was putting this book down until I finished it. The characters and plot had me turning the pages long into the night, and I cannot wait until Bright Burns the Night is released! The characters are amazing, and I fell in love with them immediately. The system of magic is also so unique, and it may be my favorite yet.
STUNNING, BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN
Since I was a little girl, I have always been obsessed with the tale of Swan Lake. I remember when my parents took me to see the ballet on my tenth birthday as a surprise and I mostly cried through it (don’t worry they got it on video). So, when looking for a retelling of Swan Lake? I have pretty much looked EVERYWHERE. Then, I just went on a goodreads messaging board and asked them a good book to read for my Swan Lake craving, and they gave me this one.
To say that I loved this book, to say that I was mesmerized by this book? Is an EXTREME understatement. The love and detail that went into this book makes the world that Sarah B Larson has created, 200000x better than any other retelling of Swan Lake I have ever read. The characters-specifically our brilliant protagonist, Evelayn-were elegant, brave, and simply amazing. I was hooked, strapped to a chair, and wide eyed from page one. Evelayn is everything I wanted from a strong female protagonist, and is the fighter in us all.
If you are looking for a book that will make you laugh, cheer, and then ultimately gasp and just sit open mouth and craving the next book? Look no further. This retelling of Swan lake is magical, alluring, and deliciously action packed. Sarah B. Larson has outdone herself and has all her fans shamelessly craving for more.