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And I Darken

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And I Darken

And I Darken

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by Kiersten White - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Ever since she and her younger brother, Radu, were wrenched from their homeland of Wallachia and taken to be raised in the Ottoman courts, Lada Dragwlya has known that being ruthless is the key to survival. Lada despises the Ottomans and bides her time, planning her vengeance for the day when she can return to Wallachia. Radu longs only for a place where he feels safe. And when they meet Mehmed, the defiant and lonely son of the sultan, who’s expected to rule a nation, Radu feels that he’s made a true friend --- and Lada wonders if she’s finally found someone worthy of her passion.

by Kiersten White - Fantasy, Historical Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Young Adult 12+

After failing to secure the Wallachian throne, Lada is out to punish anyone who dares to cross her blood-strewn path. She storms the countryside with her men, accompanied by her childhood friend Bogdan, terrorizing the land. But brute force isn’t getting Lada what she wants. What Lada needs is her younger brother Radu’s subtlety and skill. Mehmed wants control of the city, and Radu has earned an unwanted place as a double-crossing spy behind enemy lines. Torn between loyalties to faith, to the Ottomans, and to Mehmed, he knows he owes Lada nothing. If she dies, he could never forgive himself --- but if he fails in Constantinople, will Mehmed ever forgive him?