June 2019 Children's & YA Lead Titles

The Empirium Trilogy

Kingsbane: The Empirium Trilogy Book 2 Claire Legrand

The Empirium Trilogy

Kingsbane: The Empirium Trilogy Book 2
Claire Legrand

Age range 14 to 18

The #1 LibraryReads Pick author of Furyborn is back with the second book in the epic New York Times bestselling Empirium Trilogy!

Rielle Dardenne has been anointed Sun Queen, but her trials are far from over. The Gate keeping the angels at bay is falling. To repair it, Rielle must collect the seven hidden castings of the saints. Meanwhile, to help her prince and love Audric protect Celdaria, Rielle must spy on the angel Corien — but his promises of freedom and power may prove too tempting to resist.

Centuries later, Eliana Ferracora grapples with her new reality: She is the Sun Queen, humanity's long-awaited savior. But fear of corruption — fear of becoming another Rielle — keeps Eliana's power dangerous and unpredictable. Hunted by all, racing against time to save her dying friend Navi, Eliana must decide how to wear a crown she never wanted by embracing her mother's power or rejecting it forever.
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'Rich descriptions, near-constant action, and full-bodied characters keep readers riveted.' — Cindy Welch, Booklist

'Fans of the first instalment won't be disappointed, especially if they enjoyed Sarah J. Maas' lusty romances.' — KQG, The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

'[A] masterful sequel' — Cindy Welch, Booklist