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A Shadow Bright and Burning (Kingdom on Fire, Book One)

Jessica Cluess

"Vivid characters, terrifying monsters, and world building as deep and dark as the ocean." --Victoria Aveyard, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Red Queen I am Henrietta Howel. The first female sorcerer in hundreds of years. The prophesied one. Or am I? Henrietta Howel can burst into flames. Forced to reveal her power to save a friend, she's shocked when instead of being executed, she's invited to train as one of Her Majesty's royal sorcerers. Thrust into the glamour of Victorian London, Henrietta is declared the chosen one, the girl who will defeat the Ancients, bloodthirsty demons terrorizing humanity. She also meets her fellow sorcerer trainees, handsome young men eager to test her power and her heart. One will challenge her. One will fight for her. One will betray her. But Henrietta Howel is not the chosen one. As she plays a dangerous game of deception, she discovers that the sorcerers have their own secrets to protect. With battle looming, what does it mean to not be the one? And how much will she risk to save the city-and the one she loves? Exhilarating and gripping, Jessica Cluess's spellbinding fantasy introduces a powerful, unforgettably heroine, and a world filled with magic, romance, and betrayal. Hand to fans of Libba Bray, Sarah J. Maas, and Cassandra Clare. "The magic! The intrigue! The guys! We were sucked into this monster-ridden, alternative England from page one. Henrietta is literally a 'girl on fire' and this team of sorcerers training for battle had a pinch of Potter blended with a drop of [Cassandra Clare's] Infernal Devices." --Justine Magazine "Cluess gamely turns the chosen-one trope upside down in this smashing dark fantasy." --Publishers Weekly, Starred Review "Unputdownable. I loved the monsters, the magic, and the teen warriors who are their world's best hope! Jessica Cluess is an awesome storyteller!" --Tamora Pierce, #1 New York Times bestselling author "A fun, inventive fantasy. I totally have a book crush on Rook." --Sarah Rees Brennan, New York Times

"Vivid characters, terrifying monsters, and world building as deep and dark as the ocean." --Victoria Aveyard, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Red Queen I am Henrietta Howel. The first female sorcerer in hundreds of years. The prophesied one. Or am I? Henrietta Howel can burst into flames. Forced to reveal her power to save a friend, she's shocked when instead of being executed, she's invited to train as one of Her Majesty's royal sorcerers. Thrust into the glamour of Victorian London, Henrietta is declared the chosen one, the girl who will defeat the Ancients, bloodthirsty demons terrorizing humanity. She also meets her fellow sorcerer trainees, handsome young men eager to test her power and her heart. One will challenge her. One will fight for her. One will betray her. But Henrietta Howel is not the chosen one. As she plays a dangerous game of deception, she discovers that the sorcerers have their own secrets to protect. With battle looming, what does it mean to not be the one? And how much will she risk to save the city-and the one she loves? Exhilarating and gripping, Jessica Cluess's spellbinding fantasy introduces a powerful, unforgettably heroine, and a world filled with magic, romance, and betrayal. Hand to fans of Libba Bray, Sarah J. Maas, and Cassandra Clare. "The magic! The intrigue! The guys! We were sucked into this monster-ridden, alternative England from page one. Henrietta is literally a 'girl on fire' and this team of sorcerers training for battle had a pinch of Potter blended with a drop of [Cassandra Clare's] Infernal Devices." --Justine Magazine "Cluess gamely turns the chosen-one trope upside down in this smashing dark fantasy." --Publishers Weekly, Starred Review "Unputdownable. I loved the monsters, the magic, and the teen warriors who are their world's best hope! Jessica Cluess is an awesome storyteller!" --Tamora Pierce, #1 New York Times bestselling author "A fun, inventive fantasy. I totally have a book crush on Rook." --Sarah Rees Brennan, New York Times
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"Vivid characters, terrifying monsters, and world building as deep and dark as the ocean." --Victoria Aveyard, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Red Queen I am Henrietta Howel. The first female sorcerer in hundreds of years. The prophesied one. Or am I? Henrietta Howel can burst into flames. Forced to reveal her power to save a friend, she's shocked when instead of being executed, she's invited to train as one of Her Majesty's royal sorcerers. Thrust into the glamour of Victorian London, Henrietta is declared the chosen one, the girl who will defeat the Ancients, bloodthirsty demons terrorizing humanity. She also meets her fellow sorcerer trainees, handsome young men eager to test her power and her heart. One will challenge her. One will fight for her. One will betray her. But Henrietta Howel is not the chosen one. As she plays a dangerous game of deception, she discovers that the sorcerers have their own secrets to protect. With battle looming, what does it mean to not be the one? And how much will she risk to save the city-and the one she loves? Exhilarating and gripping, Jessica Cluess's spellbinding fantasy introduces a powerful, unforgettably heroine, and a world filled with magic, romance, and betrayal. Hand to fans of Libba Bray, Sarah J. Maas, and Cassandra Clare. "The magic! The intrigue! The guys! We were sucked into this monster-ridden, alternative England from page one. Henrietta is literally a 'girl on fire' and this team of sorcerers training for battle had a pinch of Potter blended with a drop of [Cassandra Clare's] Infernal Devices." --Justine Magazine "Cluess gamely turns the chosen-one trope upside down in this smashing dark fantasy." --Publishers Weekly, Starred Review "Unputdownable. I loved the monsters, the magic, and the teen warriors who are their world's best hope! Jessica Cluess is an awesome storyteller!" --Tamora Pierce, #1 New York Times bestselling author "A fun, inventive fantasy. I totally have a book crush on Rook." --Sarah Rees Brennan, New York Times

Language:

English

Narrators:

Fiona Hardingham

Length:

12h 51m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

09:48


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:03


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:45


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:00


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:28


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:40


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:40


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:37


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:16


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:22


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:37


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:09


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:28


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:39


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:59


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:54


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:32


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:30


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:11


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:22


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:26


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:39


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:42


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

09:29


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

10:01


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:35


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

09:33


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:30


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:55


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:31


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

09:08


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:53


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

09:54


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:50


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

09:12


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:38


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:02


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:24


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:13


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

09:19


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:59


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:11


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

09:30


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

09:04


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:24


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:20


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

09:47


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

09:22


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:47


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:33


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:51


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

08:08


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:10


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:17


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:13


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:43


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

09:13


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:34


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:42


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

08:03


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:18


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

09:04


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:06


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:11


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

08:35


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

08:09


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:26


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:16


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:23


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:36


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:14


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:51


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:32


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:28


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:42


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

08:28


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:09


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

09:25


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

09:32


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:17


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

03:19


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:58


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

06:08


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

09:18


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

09:24


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

09:17


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

07:34


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

06:01


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

07:13


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

06:11


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:11


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

05:20


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:24


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

06:32


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:54


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:40


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

09:01


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

09:25


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

07:46


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

07:16


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

07:23


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

07:09


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

00:36