“Dark, intricate and utterly immersive, Burning Glass will take you on a journey you’ll never forget. Heart-pounding action meets deadly intrigue and aching romance, drawing you deep inside a story full of complex questions.” —Amie Kaufman, New York Times bestselling coauthor of the award-winning These Broken Stars, This Shattered World, and Illuminae.
“Filled with mystery and intrigue, betrayal and passion, Purdie’s political debut will sweep readers away to a world that is not that different from their own.” —School Library Journal
“Richly imagined, compelling, and darkly romantic, this book will leave you begging for more!” —Sara B. Larson, author of the Defy trilogy
“I feel like BURNING GLASS was catered to all of my YA book needs: Russian-flavored fantasy, a neat but not overly complicated magic system, a flawed but wonderful heroine, and the only kind of love triangle I can enjoy (one involving competing brothers!)” —Allison Senecal
An intoxicating debut fantasy about a girl who’s forced to sense other people’s feelings to guard the emperor against assassins. Can she protect the empire and her heart?
In Riaznin, it’s considered an honor for Auraseers like Sonya to serve as the emperor’s personal protector—constantly using her gift to scan for feelings of malice and bloodlust in the court. But Sonya would rather be free.
After the queen’s murder and a tragic accident, Sonya is hauled off to the palace to guard a charming yet volatile new ruler. But Sonya’s power is reckless and unwieldy. She’s often carried away by the intense passion of others. And when a growing rebellion forces Sonya to side with either the emperor who trusts her or his mysterious brother, the crown prince, Sonya realizes she may be the key to saving the empire—or its greatest threat.
Steeped in intrigue and betrayal, this sweeping new fantasy trilogy captivates with heartrending romance, dangerous magic, and one girl’s quest for redemption.
Kathryn Purdie lives in Salt Lake City, UT, with her husband and three children. Kathryn is a trained classical actress from the Oxford School of Drama and was inspired to write her first novel while recovering from donating a kidney to her older brother. She also writes songs on her guitar for each of her stories. You can listen to the song she wrote about Burning Glass heartthrob, Anton, and learn more about Kathryn on her website:www.purdiewriting.blogspot.com.