The Ashes and the Star-Cursed King

Carissa Broadbent

04 June 2024
9781035040971
608 pages

Synopsis

The Hunger Games meets vampires in the stunning second book in the Crowns of Nyaxia series by Carissa Broadbent, sequel to the New York Times bestselling The Serpent and the Wings of Night.

Love is a sacrifice at the altar of power.


In the wake of the bloody tournament known as the Kejari, Oraya is now a prisoner in her own kingdom and grieving the only family she ever had. She’s left with only one certainty: she cannot trust anyone, least of all Raihn, the vampire who betrayed her.

The House of Night, too, is surrounded by enemies. Raihn’s own nobles are none too eager to accept a Turned king, especially one who was once a slave. And the House of Blood has dug their claws into the kingdom, threatening to tear it apart from the inside. When Raihn offers Oraya a secret alliance, taking the deal is her only chance at reclaiming her kingdom – and seeking her revenge against the lover who betrayed her. But to do so, she’ll need to harness an ancient power, intertwined with her father’s greatest secrets.

With enemies closing in on all sides, Oraya finds herself forced to choose between the bloody reality of seizing power – and the devastating love that could be her downfall.

Filled with heartbreak, redemption, dark magic and bloodthirsty intrigue, The Ashes and the Star-Cursed King is a compulsive dark fantasy from Carissa Broadbent. Continue the series with The Songbird & the Heart of Stone, the third book in the addictive romantasy series.

This new edition of the bestselling The Ashes & the Star-Cursed King features a detailed map and a never-before-seen bonus chapter.

Broadbent builds realistic and gripping tension as Raihn and Oraya navigate the roles of rivals, lovers and potentially co-rulers . . . There’s plenty here to sink one’s teeth into
An addictive enemies-to-lovers romance . . . Fans of dark romantasy won’t want to miss this
Carissa Broadbent's The Serpent & the Wings of Night has all the fun of A Court of Thorns and Roses, but it will also appeal to Twilight fans because vampires are at the centre of the novel