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Rae Carson


Rae Carson

Rae Carson is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the acclaimed GIRL OF FIRE and Thorns trilogy. WALK ON EARTH A STRANGER has been longlisted for the National Book Award. She lives in Arizona with her husband.

Books by Rae Carson

by Rae Carson - Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Young Adult 14+
Leah is poised to have everything she ever dreamed of on the long, dangerous journey to California’s gold fields --- wealth, love, the truest friends, and a home. Thanks to her magical ability to sense precious gold, Leah, her fiancé Jefferson, and her friends have claimed rich land in California Territory. But their fortune makes them a target, and when a dangerous billionaire sets out to destroy them, Leah and her friends must fight back with all their power and talents. Leah’s magic is continuing to strengthen and grow, but someone is on to her --- someone who might have a bit of magic herself. 
by Rae Carson - Fiction, Humor, Science Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Han and Qi'ra don't have a lot in common other than not having a lot. They're street kids on the industrial planet Corellia, doing whatever it takes to get by, dreaming of something more. They each jump at a chance to prove themselves in the perilous world of Corellia's criminal underbelly, only to discover they are on the same mission for the same unscrupulous boss. When the job goes disastrously wrong, Han and Qi'ra are on the run --- from pirates, a droid crime syndicate, the Empire, and their boss --- and will have to learn to trust each other if they are going to survive.

by Rae Carson - Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Lee Westfall has finally found a home rich in gold, thanks to her magical power, in California. This home is rich in other ways too, with friends like Jefferson --- her longtime best friend who hasn’t stopped trying to win her heart. But her uncle Hiram hasn’t given up his quest to get Lee and her power under his control. When she’s kidnapped and taken to him, she sees the the true depth of his villainy. Yet Lee’s magic is growing --- is it enough to destroy her uncle once and for all?

by Rae Carson - Fantasy, Romance, Youth Fiction

Lee Westfall has a secret. She can sense the presence of gold in the world around her. Veins deep beneath the earth, pebbles in the river, nuggets dug up from the forest floor. The buzz of gold means warmth and life and home --- until everything is ripped away by a man who wants to control her. Left with nothing, Lee disguises herself as a boy and takes to the trail across the country. Gold was discovered in California, and where else could such a magical girl find herself, find safety?

by Rae Carson - Fantasy

The third book in Rae Carson's award-winning THE GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS fantasy trilogy. Elisa, the seventeen-year-old sorcerer-queen, will travel into an unknown enemy's realm to win back her true love, save her kingdom, and uncover the final secrets of her destiny. Full of sorcery, adventure, sizzling romance, and secrets that challenge everything she believes, this is a bold and powerful conclusion to an extraordinary trilogy.


by Rae Carson - Fantasy

Elisa is a hero who led her people to victory over a terrifying, sorcerous army and yet, her place as the country's ruler is not secure. Her enemies come at her from both foreign realms and within her own court. Elisa must follow the trail of long-forgotten -and forbidden - clues to conquer the power she bears once and for all.

by Rae Carson - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

On her naming day, Elisa was marked for an act of great heroism. Her father then marries her off to the king of a neighboring country. What kind of queen can a fearful, untried teenager be?