by Claire Legrand
The fantastical story of two women separated by generations who contain within themselves the power to manipulate the elements.
Figures of legendary powers who will either save or destroy their world.
The plot alternates chapter by chapter from Reille Dardenne to Eliana Ferracora, separated by a thousand years, having in common the legends of the prophesied queens of light and blood.
Reille hides from herself the truth about her powers until she must let them blast forward to save her best friend Audric.
Eliana too hides in plain sight with her brother Remy Ferracora (a rather extraordinary young boy) and mother.
Eliana or Dread, who carries the knife, Arabeth, is an assassin who is thrust into a further world of fear and darkness when girls and young women start disappearing. What she discovers is shocking, insane and monstrous.
Certainly a world full of darkness and despair that draws you in.
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