The Black Queen
Book One of the Black Throne
Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Sweeping, intricate, and powerfully written, New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s The Black Queen introduces a new era in the quest for power fought over generations.
In the fifteen years of Arianna’s rule on the Black Throne, Blue Isle enjoyed peace. Until a powerful reminder of the past resurfaces to threaten the family, the Fey, and the entire world. With diverse and compelling characters and a richly imagined world, Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s brilliant storytelling illuminates the dangers wrought by a thirst for power that continues to resonate in the all-too-real world of today.
As the heirs to the Black Throne struggle against the weight of the powers driving them to destinies they abhor, this heartbreaking masterpiece furthers the story of the Fey as well as Rusch’s place as the greatest storyteller of our time.
“Whether [Rusch] writes high fantasy, horror, sf, or contemporary fantasy, I’ve always been fascinated by her ability to tell a story with that enviable gift of invisible prose. She’s one of those very few writers whose style takes me right into the story—the words and pages disappear as the characters and their story swallows me whole…. Rusch has style.”
—Charles de Lint
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