cover image Throne of the Fallen

Throne of the Fallen

Kerri Maniscalco. Little, Brown, $29 (576p) ISBN 978-0-316-55729-0

Maniscalco makes her adult fiction debut with a seductive standalone romantasy set in the world of her bestselling YA series Kingdom of the Wicked. Lennox, the Unseelie King, invites the Prince of Envy into a deadly game of riddles with an unknown group of dangerous players. To protect his demon court from Lennox’s wrath, Envy agrees. This scavenger hunt takes Envy to the mortal city of Waverly Green, where he disguises himself as Lord Ashford “Syn” Synton and seeks out artist Camilla Elise Antonius, who should have his next clue. To avoid ruin after being blackmailed by notorious rake Lord Vexley, Camilla strikes a deal with Envy—despite declaring him “insufferable”—and is swept into the game as well. Together, they travel through the magical underworld to confront Lennox, all while dodging enemies, solving puzzles, and trying to deny their ever-growing attraction. Unbeknownst to Envy, however, Camilla, too, is not what she seems. When the duo’s secrets unravel, will the truth bring them together or tear them apart? Maniscalco crafts a deliciously dark supernatural world that serves as the perfect backdrop for Camilla and Envy’s angst and sexual tension. Old fans and new readers alike will be sucked in. Agent: Barbara Poelle, Goodman Agency. (Oct.)