A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess
Series: Kingdom on Fire #1
Genre: YA, fantasy, historical
Release date: September 20th 2016
Publisher: Random House BFYR
Length: 416 pages
I am Henrietta Howel. The first female sorcerer. The prophesied one. Or am I?
Henrietta Howel can burst into flames. When she is brought to London to train with Her Majesty’s sorcerers, she meets her fellow sorcerer trainees, young men eager to test her powers and her heart. One will challenge her. One will fight for her. One will betray her. As Henrietta discovers the secrets hiding behind the glamour of sorcerer life, she begins to doubt that she’s the true prophesied one. With battle looming, how much will she risk to save the city–and the one she loves?
“Vivid characters, terrifying monsters, and world building as deep and dark as the ocean.”
—Victoria Aveyard, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Red Queen
“Pure enchantment. I love how Cluess turned the ‘chosen one’ archetype on its head. With the emotional intensity of my favorite fantasy books, this is the kind of story that makes you forget yourself.”
—Roshani Chokshi, New York Times bestselling author of The Star-Touched Queen