Silver in the Bone (Hardcover)
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INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the critically acclaimed author of Lore comes a stunning contemporary fantasy inspired by Celtic lore—the tale of a teenage girl who seeks her destiny in the cursed ruins of Avalon, driven by love, revenge, and pure adrenaline!
"Simmering with magic, peril, romance, and heartbreak." —Leigh Bardugo, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Shadow and Bone
Born without a trace of magic, Tamsin Lark is no match for the sorceresses and Hollowers who populate the magical underground of Boston. But when the only parent she’s ever known disappears without so much as a goodbye, she has no choice but to join in their cutthroat pursuit of enchanted relics to keep herself—and her brother, Cabell—alive.
Ten years later, rumors are swirling that her guardian found a powerful ring from Arthurian legend just before he vanished. A run-in with her rival Emrys ignites Tamsin’s hope that the ring could free Cabell from a curse that threatens both of them. But they aren’t the only ones who covet the ring.
As word spreads, greedy Hollowers start circling, and many would kill to have it for themselves. While Emrys is the last person Tamsin would choose to partner with, she needs all the help she can get to edge out her competitors in the race for the ring. Together, they dive headfirst into a vipers’ nest of dark magic, exposing a deadly secret with the power to awaken ghosts of the past and shatter her last hope of saving her brother. . . .
About the Author
ALEXANDRA BRACKEN was born in Phoenix, Arizona. The daughter of a Star Wars collector, she grew up going to an endless string of Star Wars conventions and toy fairs, which helped spark her imagination and instilled a deep love of reading. She sold her first book as a senior in college at William & Mary in Virginia, and later moved to New York City to work in children's book publishing. Today she is a #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, with books available around the world in over 15 languages. She lives in Arizona with her tiny pup, Tennyson, in a house that's overflowing with books.
"Simmering with magic, peril, romance, and heartbreak. Bracken's stories plunge you into a world of legend and longing you will never want to leave." —Leigh Bardugo, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Grishaverse series
“Nail-biting, gut-wrenching, action-packed, and devastatingly romantic, Silver in the Bone is absolutely legendary.” —Jennifer Lynn Barnes, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Inheritance Games
“An exquisite fantasy, crackling with dark magic. Silver in the Bone is a heart pounding must-read perfect for anyone who has ever wanted to step inside of a myth.” —Stephanie Garber, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Caraval
“Bracken’s writing is so sensuous and intoxicating, it will haunt readers even in their dreams.” —Elizabeth Lim, New York Times bestselling author of Six Crimson Cranes
“A harrowing and heart-rending adventure about finding the courage to not be controlled by fear.” —J. Elle, New York Times bestselling author of Wings of Ebony
★ "Amid all the magic, the author weaves a spell of her own and ends with a whopper of a cliffhanger that will leave new readers and Bracken fans alike clamoring for book number two." —Shelf Awareness, starred review
"Perfect for fans that enjoy crossovers between fairytales/fables with modern times.” —Bookstr
“Breakneck pacing and complex world building.” —BookPage
"Balances horror and heartbreak with humor and tenderness. Heady romance blooms between Tam and Emrys, but it’s pessimistic Tam’s rewarding journey toward hope, trust, and self-acceptance that serves as the story’s heart." —Publishers Weekly
“A gripping, thought-provoking, and inventive dark fantasy.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Rips relentlessly through the bones of Arthurian myth as Tamsin forges a legacy of her own... engrossing.” —Booklist
"Fans of Lore will be excited to see Bracken’s dark take on Arthurian legend in this adrenaline-fueled contemporary fantasy." —School Library Journal