Publication Date: 05/12/2023 ISBN: 9781399700160 Category:

This Cursed Light

Emily Thiede

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Publication Date: 05/12/2023 ISBN: 9781399700160 Category:


This book is scheduled to be published on 05/12/2023.
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The highly-anticipated sequel to the epic romantic fantasy This Vicious Grace.

When the gods make the rules, the players must choose: sacrifice their love to save the world, or choose love and let it burn?

Six months after Divorando, Alessa is returning from a diplomatic trip, eager to embrace her post-battle life and live happily ever after with Dante. But as the ship nears shore, a premonition of danger strikes. Little does she realise that the battle of wills between the gods is just beginning . . .

In their time apart, Dante has physically recovered from his brush with death, but he’s still haunted by nightmarish visions of looming attack, suffocated by the adoration of those who once loathed him, and grappling with the loss of his ghiotte powers . . . without which, every painful kiss he steals from Alessa threatens death.

Desperate to regain them, he proposes the pair take a dangerous trip to find the long-banished ghiotte – but what they find at their destination could cost them each other – or the world.

In This Cursed Light, Dante and Alessa face their most daunting challenge yet when the Gods demand they prove their worth by choosing the ultimate sacrifice to save humanity, once and for all.

Publisher Review

** PRAISE FOR EMILY THIEDE ** This book is incredible! The banter, the romance, the tension! I couldn't get enough! * Lauren Blackwood, New York Times bestselling author of Within These Wicked Walls * A remarkably fresh debut, This Vicious Grace is an absolute delight from cover to cover * Ayana Gray, New York Times bestselling author of Beasts of Prey * A richly imagined world featuring a slow burn, sizzling romance and a conflict that crackles with magic * Elle Cosimano, award-winning author of Seasons of the Storm * Riveting, passionate, and full of high stakes danger * Tamora Pierce, #1 New York Times bestselling author * From the lush setting to dire stakes and whip-smart banter, This Vicious Grace is romantic, suspenseful, and utterly unforgettable * Sarah Glenn Marsh, author of the Reign of the Fallen series * The perfect blend of humor and heart, This Vicious Grace is a high-stakes romp that brims with deadly magic, sparkling chemistry, and the deep yearning for connection in an alienating world. Prepare to fall head-over-heels with Alessa and Dante! * Allison Saft, New York Times bestselling author of A Far Wilder Magic * Filled with witty banter, unlikely friendships, a swoon-worthy romance, and high stakes tension, Emily Thiede creates an immersive fantasy world inspired by the sun-drenched Amalfi coast that will captivate readers until the very last page. Sure to be a favourite for fans of Stephanie Garber, Leigh Bargudo, and Kerri Maniscalco * Lyndall Clipstone, author of Lakesedge * Remixing all the best parts of a dark fantasy and a romantic comedy, This Vicious Grace is a wonderfully fun time from start to finish, with lush, complex worldbuilding, intensely relatable characters, and relationships that are easy to root for. * Hannah Whitten, New York Times bestselling author of For The Wolf * Gorgeously atmospheric and effortlessly romantic * Culturefly * Quick witted and action packed with a bodyguard romance that's equally as supportive and warm as it is angsty and fun, This Vicious Grace . . . is about to become your newest YA fantasy obsession * United by Pop * One of the best fantasies of the year * Buzzfeed *

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