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The Darkening

By Sunya Mara
The Darkening by Sunya Mara digital book - Fable

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In this thrilling and epic YA fantasy debut, the only hope for a city trapped in the eye of a cursed storm lies with the daughter of failed revolutionaries and a prince terrified of his throne.

Vesper Vale is the daughter of revolutionaries. Failed revolutionaries. When her mother was caught by the queen’s soldiers, they gave her a choice: death by the hangman’s axe, or death by the Storm that surrounds the city and curses anyone it touches. She chose the Storm. And when the queen’s soldiers—led by a paranoid prince—catch up to Vesper’s father after twelve years on the run, Vesper will do whatever it takes to save him from sharing that fate.

Even arm herself with her father’s book of dangerous experimental magic.

Even infiltrate the prince’s elite squad of soldier-sorcerers.

Even cheat her way into his cold heart.

But when Vesper learns that there’s more to the story of her mother’s death, she’ll have to make a choice if she wants to save her city: trust the devious prince with her family’s secrets, or follow her mother’s footsteps into the Storm.

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3.5
Thinking Face“I think this story could’ve been amazing for me but instead of world-building it was more like world-dropping. Took me 100 pages to get a hint of a grasp on the story and the struggle continued till the end. Unfortunately it made me not able to immerse myself in the story and characters. I ended this without wanting to continue the struggle into book 2. If you can get past the writing style struggle, it can be a decent dark fantasy read for you.”
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About Sunya Mara

Sunya Mara grew up in six different cities across five different states and now calls Los Angeles home. She studied film and business at the University of Southern California and went on to write and illustrate at Kobe Bryant’s Granity Studios. When not telling stories, she spends her time haunting old movie theaters and staring at museum walls. Visit her online at sunyamara.com.

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