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"And I Darken" (The Conqueror's Saga # 1) by Kiersten White

Goodreads: No one expects a princess to be brutal. And Lada Dragwlya likes it that way. Ever since she and her gentle younger brother, Radu, were wrenched from their homeland of Wallachia and abandoned by their father to be raised in the Ottoman courts, Lada has known that being ruthless is the key to survival. She and Radu are doomed to act as pawns in a vicious game, an unseen sword hovering over their every move. For the lineage that makes them special also makes them targets.

Lada despises the Ottomans and bides her time, planning her vengeance for the day when she can return to Wallachia and claim her birthright. Radu longs only for a place where he feels safe. And when they meet Mehmed, the defiant and lonely son of the sultan, Radu feels that he’s made a true friend—and Lada wonders if she’s finally found someone worthy of her passion.

But Mehmed is heir to the very empire that Lada has sworn to fight against—and that Radu now considers home. Together, Lada, Radu, and Mehmed form a toxic triangle that strains the bonds of love and loyalty to the breaking point.

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  • Erika O.

    For those of you planning on attending, let me know if you want me to move the time to 11 am or keep it at 1 pm.

    November 6

    • Erika O.

      I'm moving the time to 11 am - hope that works for everyone.

      November 26

    • Robin N.

      Sorry. Something's come up at the last minute.

      I really did like this book too!

      The only thing that I disliked is that it is part of a series. I'm involved in enough of those now. In future, I would lean towards more stand alone works.

      11h ago

  • Robin N.

    Need to leave by 2:30, but I read the book and look forward to discussing it.

    November 26

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