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Set between Poisoned Blade and Buried Heart in the Court of Fives trilogy, BRIGHT THRONES is a digital
exclusive companion novella available for purchase and download now!
"Bettany has always been an outsider in her family: the angry one, the wild one, the daughter who refused
to accept the dominance of her Patron father’s people over her Commoner mother’s. When her family is
torn apart by a vengeful lord, Bettany makes a dangerous choice to accompany their household servants
being transported to the mines, hoping she can keep them from suffering a fate worse than death. Their
only chance lies with a stuffy foreign doctor who may be able to help them escape, but can Bettany trust
him? Her instincts tell her there is much more to this man than meets the eye.
Find out what happened to Jessamy’s missing twin sister in this Court of Fives companion novella!"
The third and final installment of the Court of Fives trilogy, BURIED HEART, will be released July 25, 2017 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Check out the cover and more at Bustle.
"In Buried Heart, the country in disarray, as the Commoner class
are in the midst of a revolt against their Patron overlords. But the
real enemy is approaching from foreign lands, and Jessamy must find a
way to unite the country and save the people she loves. In this
thrilling conclusion to the trilogy, Jessamy finds herself in a war
against her beloved Prince Kalliarkos."
The sequel to Court of Fives is now available:
"In this thrilling sequel to World Fantasy Award finalist Kate
Elliott's captivating young adult debut, a girl immersed in
high-stakes competition holds the fate of a kingdom in her
Now a Challenger, Jessamy is moving up the ranks of the Fives--the
complex athletic contest favored by the lowliest Commoners and the
loftiest Patrons alike. Pitted against far more formidable adversaries,
success is Jes's only option, as her prize money is essential to keeping
her hidden family alive. She leaps at the chance to tour the countryside
and face more competitors, but then a fatal attack on her traveling party
puts Jes at the center of the war that Lord Kalliarkos--the prince she still
loves--is fighting against their country's enemies. With a sinister
overlord watching her every move and Kal's life on the line, Jes must now become more than a Fives champion.... She must become a warrior."
Kiya is a Commoner who has just arrived in the bustling city of Saryenia. Esladas is a member of the Patron ruling class and determined to prove himself in the army. His plans are disrupted by the outgoing and beautiful girl who sells him fruit in the market, though, despite the fact that neither of them speaks a word of the others language. Brief conversations and stolen moments together soon become something more, but when their divided cultures clash, Kiya and Esladas must decide if their blossoming love is worth becoming outsiders for the rest of their lives.
Kate Elliott's Young Adult novel debut is out now!
In this imaginative escape into an enthralling new world, World Fantasy Award finalist Kate Elliott's
first young adult novel weaves an epic story of a girl struggling to do what she loves in a society suffocated
by rules of class and privilege.
Jessamy's life is a balance between acting like an upper class Patron and dreaming of the freedom of the Commoners. But at night she can be whoever she wants when she sneaks out to train for The Fives, an intricate, multi-level athletic competition that offers a chance for glory to the kingdom's best competitors. Then Jes meets Kalliarkos, and an unlikely friendship between a girl of mixed race and a Patron boy causes heads to turn. When a scheming lord tears Jes's family apart, she'll have to test Kal's loyalty and risk the vengeance of a powerful clan to save her mother and sisters from certain death.
Available NOW at your local independent bookstore, Indiebound, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and other online and bricks and mortar stores! Reviews and more at the COURT OF FIVES main page. You can also read an official excerpt from the novel.