The Gold Seer Trilogy
Lee Westfall has a secret. She can sense the presence of gold in the world around her. Veins deep beneath the earth, pebbles in the river, nuggets dug up from the forest floor. The buzz of gold means warmth and life and home—until everything is ripped away by a man who wants to control her. Left with nothing, Lee disguises herself as a boy and takes to the trail across the country. Gold was discovered in California, and where else could such a magical girl find herself, find safety? Rae Carson, author of the acclaimed Girl of Fire and Thorns trilogy, dazzles with this new fantasy that subverts both our own history and familiar fantasy tropes.
Walk on Earth a Stranger, the first book in this new trilogy, introduces—as only Rae Carson can—a strong heroine, a perilous road, a fantastical twist, and a slow-burning romance. Includes a map and author’s note on historical research.
The Fire and Thorns Trilogy
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“Elisa is a wonderful, believable hero.”
— Tamora Pierce, author of New York Times bestseller BLOODHOUND
THE GIRL OF
Once every century, one person is chosen for greatness. But the prophecy is vague, and Elisa, always overshadowed by her accomplished older sister, has no idea why she was chosen or how she will fulfill the expectations. Her future is unknown and her potential is tremendous—even if she doesn’t realize it. A king asks her to save his troubled country. A savage enemy hunts her for its own—dead or alive. A revolutionary asks for her heart. And in the midst of ferocious battles and harsh quests, Elisa will find herself. She will find the strength she’s always possessed. She’ll find deep and abiding love. She’ll awaken the power that only she can control. And she’ll face those who want to rip all of it away. Lush, adventurous, and wrenching, THE GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS is the first in a trilogy for fans of Kristin Cashore’s Graceling and Tamora Pierce’s Tortall books.
Before Hector became commander of the Royal Guard and Elisa’s true love, he was a young new recruit. In The King’s Guard, he must prove himself—and he discovers a secret that he must keep forever.
In The Shadow Cats, discover how Elisa and her older sister’s rivalry looks from Alodia’s point of view, and find out why Alodia agrees to marry her sister off to King Alejandro.
In The Shattered Mountain, find out what happened to Mara before she becomes Elisa’s best friend and handmaiden. When her village is destroyed, she must lead the few young survivors to the safety of a hidden rebel camp.
“Palace intrigues, desert rebellions, kidnappings, forbidden romance, and bloody betrayals, along with not a little time at the banquet table, make THE GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS a delicious debut, even before Elisa begins to ask meaty questions about the nature of faith and her destiny in a country on the verge of war.”
— Paolo Bacigalupi, Printz Award-winning author of SHIP BREAKER
“I stayed up until 2AM reading this last night. Intense, unique. . . . Definitely recommended.”
— Veronica Roth, New York Times bestselling author of DIVERGENT
“Rae Carson’s heroine is a perfect blend of the ordinary and the extraordinary. I loved her.”
— Megan Whalen Turner, author of Newbery Honor book, THE THIEF
“I LOVED this book! It’s a transformation story that both teens and adults can believe in. Rae Carson has delivered a unique magical system and built a world with strong series potential.”
— Cinda Williams Chima, New York Times bestelling author of THE EXILED QUEEN
“Set in intrigue-filled courts, battlefields, and windswept deserts, this riveting fantasy tests its heroine’s limits as she struggles to fulfill a destiny wrapped in an ancient mystery. A breathtaking adventure in a fascinating, richly-drawn world.”
— Leah Cypess, author of MISTWOOD
“I loved Rae Carson’s THE GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS because it reminded me of my favorite books—Kristin Cashore’s Graceling and Megan Whelan Turner’s The King of Attolia. It is distinctive for its luminous prose, its hint of romance, and Elisa, a strong, smart heroine that readers will truly fall in love with.”
— Sarah Prineas, author of THE MAGIC THIEF