Sweet Black Waves
For fans ofGraceling andThe Mists of Avalon, this lush young adult fantasy about warring countries and forbidden romance will have readers entranced.
As best friend and lady-in-waiting to the princess, Branwen is guided by two principles: devotion to her homeland and hatred for the raiders who killed her parents. When she unknowingly saves the life of her enemy, he awakens her ancient healing magic and opens her heart. Branwen begins to dream of peace, but the princess she serves is not so easily convinced. Fighting for what's right, even as her powers grow, will set Branwen against her best friend and the only man she's ever loved.
Kristina Perez's debut features star-crossed lovers who changed the fate of two nations. Inspired by the legend of Tristan and Eseult, this is the story of the legend's true heroine: Branwen.
An Imprint Book
Praise forSweet Black Waves:
"The female characters arevivid, powerful, and passionate. . .a thrilling roller coaster." --Kirkus Reviews
"Set sail on a swashbuckling adventure that is lush with magic, pirates, bravery, kingdoms, love, and faith. . .Give to fans of Kristin Cashore'sGraceling and Jessica Leake'sBeyond a Darkened Shore." --School Library Journal
Publication Date: 27-Aug-2019
Publisher: Square Fish