Perfect for fans of Sarah J Maas and Red Queen, this is the first novel in a sweeping YA fantasy romance duet about a deadly assassin, his mysterious apprentice, and the country they are sworn to protect from 1 NYT bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz.Caledon Holt is the Kingdom of Renovia s deadliest weapon No one alive can best him in brawn or brains, which is why he s the Guild s most dangerous member and the Queen s one and only assassin He s also bound to the Queen by an impossible vow to find the missing Deian Scrolls, the fount of all magical history and knowledge, stolen years ago by a nefarious sect called the Aphrasians.Shadow has been training all her life to follow in the footsteps of her mother and aunts to become skilled enough to join the ranks of the Guild Though magic has been forbidden since the Aphrasian uprising, Shadow has been learning to control her powers in secret, hoping that one day she ll become an assassin as feared and revered as Caledon Holt.When a surprise attack brings Shadow and Cal together, they re forced to team up as assassin and apprentice to hunt down a new sinister threat to Renovia But as Cal and Shadow grow closer, they ll uncover a shocking web of lies and secrets that may destroy everything they hold dear With war on the horizon and true love at risk, they ll stop at nothing to protect each other and their kingdom in this stunning first novel in the Queen s Secret series. Read The Queen's Assassin – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com
Melissa de la Cruz is the New York Times and USA Today best selling author of many critically acclaimed and award winning novels for teens including The Au Pairs series, the Blue Bloods series, the Ashleys series, the Angels on Sunset Boulevard series and the semi autobiographical novel Fresh off the Boat.Her books for adults include the novel Cat s Meow, the anthology Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys and the tongue in chic handbooks How to Become Famous in Two Weeks or Less and The Fashionista Files Adventures in Four inch heels and Faux Pas.She has worked as a fashion and beauty editor and has written for many publications including The New York Times, Marie Claire, Harper s Bazaar, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Allure, The San Francisco Chronicle, McSweeney s, Teen Vogue, CosmoGirl and Seventeen She has also appeared as an expert on fashion, trends and fame for CNN, E and FoxNews.Melissa grew up in Manila and moved to San Francisco with her family, where she graduated high school salutatorian from The Convent of the Sacred Heart She majored in art history and English at Columbia University and minored in nightclubs and shopping.She now divides her time between New York and Los Angeles, where she lives in the Hollywood Hills with her husband and daughter.
- 384 pages
- The Queen's Assassin
- Melissa de la Cruz
- 13 June 2019 Melissa de la Cruz