The kinder poison / Natalie Mae.
- ISBN: 9781984835215
- ISBN: 1984835211
- ISBN: 9781984835222
- ISBN: 198483522X
- ISBN: 9780780484221
- Physical Description: 406 pages : map ; 22 cm
- Publisher: New York : Razorbill, 2020.
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In the magical kingdom of Orkena, Zahru has long dreamed of a life beyond the desert, even though she knows her lowly position as a stable girl who can commune with animals will never afford her such a luxury. All that changes when the ailing ruler invokes an ancient tradition known as the Crossing. It's a death-defying race across the desert, in which the first of his heirs to finish--and take the life of a human sacrifice at the journey's end--will ascend to the throne and be granted unparalleled abilities. As preparations and celebrations commence, Zahru jumps at the chance to experience a small taste of glamour by sneaking into the palace. But the minor indiscretion quickly turns into the worst mistake of her life as she gets caught up in a feud between the heirs and is ultimately forced to become the Crossing's human sacrifice. Zahru is left with only one hope for survival: somehow figuring out how to overcome the most powerful people in the world.
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Accelerated Reader AR UG 5.4 17 515287.
Truman Readers Award nominee, 2022-2023.
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|Genre:||Young adult fiction.
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