A prophecy poisoned. A queendom at stake. A magic vial of tears holds their fates.
A sweeping fantasy about betrayal, sisterhood, and deadly quests for power, with a stunning, slow-burn sapphic romance.
For centuries, the citizens of Velle have waited for their New Maiden to return. The prophecy states she will appear as the third daughter of a third daughter. When the fabled child is finally born to Velle's reigning queen all rejoice except for Elodie, the queen's eldest child, who has lost her claim to the crown.
The only way for Elodie to protect Velle is to retake the throne. To do so, she must debilitate the Third Daughter - her youngest sister, Brianne.
Desperate, Elodie purchases a sleeping potion from Sabine, who sells sadness. But the apothecary mistakenly sends the princess away with a vial of tears instead of a harmless sleeping brew. Sabine's sadness is dangerously powerful, and Brianne slips into a slumber from which she will not wake.
With the fates of their families and country hanging in the balance, Sabine and Elodie hurry to revive the Third Daughter while a slow-burning attraction between the two girls erupts in full force.
PRAISE FOR ADRIENNE TOOLEY
'Majestically dark' Morgan Rhodes
'Would recommend this book so hard' NetGalley Reviewer, *****
'Emotionally gripping and devastating' Leslie Vedder
'I don't think I'll ever come out of an Adrienne Tooley book feeling anything other than awed and emotionally vulnerable' NetGalley Reviewer, *****
'Subtly vicious and achingly tender' Allison Saft
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