The Girl of Fire and Thorns, by Rae Carson takes us into the realm of Oroville and Joya d’ Arena with her determined protagonist Lucero-Elisa de Riqueza.
At age sixteen, for the sake of an alliance and peace between two kingdoms–Elisa’s father marries her off to King Alejandro de Vega of Joya d’ Arena. A king and future husband that she hasn’t even met, much less written to–somebody who’s appearance she doesn’t even know or recognize.
As if marriage to someone she’s never even met isn’t unbearable enough, Elisa bears the Godstone. A rare blue stone with a special connection to God. Only one person per century is chosen.
After the wedding when Elisa is in Joya d’ Arena, she discovers that the Invierne, an enemy of Joya d’ Arena hunts down Godstone bearers. The castle and the kingdom have also been infiltrated by spies serving who know’s who.
One night, kidnappers take Elisa into the unknown to help fight…the Invierne. Now, she must make a decision about her fate traveling in the scorching desert. Will she be useless like a dainty princess or fight courageously?
The decision is her’s and danger awaits her at every turn.
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