The Winner's Trilogy Series
by Marie Rutkoski (Author)
Desperate to realise her own future and knowing that it will invite scandal, she pays a small fortune for a handsome Herrani blacksmith at a slave auction. Arin not only plays Kestrel’s power games, he understands what she needs and soon she is torn between loyalty to her people and her feelings for him. But Arin is not all he seems and Kestrel will learn that the price she paid for him is much higher than she ever could have imagined.
Set in a richly imagined new world, the Winner's Trilogy is a story of romance, rumours and rebellion, where dirty secrets and careless alliances can be deadly. Everything is at stake, and the gamble is whether you will keep your head or lose your heart.
In a cauldron of oppression and simmering tensions, Kestrel and Herrani, both young, clever and defiant, fall in love. With conflicting views and loyalties they must make impossible choices amidst the fumes of unrest about to explode into war. Marie Rutkoski’s novel is set apart by beautiful writing, a well-constructed historical fantasy world, and thoroughly engaging characters. I’m highly anticipating how events unfold in the next novel.