cover image A Feather So Black

A Feather So Black

Lyra Selene. Orbit, $19.99 trade paper (496p) ISBN 978-0-316-56496-0

A queen’s foster daughter becomes the key in a war for magic in this spellbinding romantic fantasy from Selene (Diamond & Dawn). After the Fair Folk kidnap infant human Princess Eala and leave a changeling named Fia in her place, Queen Eithne raises this replacement daughter as a weapon to bring her real daughter home. Fia is fiercely loyal to the queen but her fae blood makes her an outcast among humans. Only one other person finds his way into her heart: Prince Rogan Mòr, Eala’s betrothed since birth. After breaking Fia’s heart four years prior, Rogan returns to help retrieve Eala, reopening old wounds. Before they leave for the fairyland of Tír na nÓg, the queen secretly gives Fia another task: to steal the Sky Sword from the fae lord keeping Eala captive and with it bring magic back to their land. But Fia finds more than she bargained for behind the gates of Tír na nÓg—especially in her target, the deceptive and devastatingly handsome high lord Irian. Selene makes the world of the fae mysterious, sensual, and enthralling, and utilizes a delicious love quadrangle and a complex heroine who’s just beginning to unpack the trauma of her upbringing to keep the pages flying. Readers ready to graduate from Sarah J. Maas will want to snap this up. Agent: Jessica Watterson, Sandra Dijkstra Agency. (Mar.)