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The Midnight Lie

The Midnight Lie

‘Rich characterization, exquisite worldbuilding and rock-solid storytelling make this a fantasy of unusual intelligence and depth . . . Breathtaking, tragic and true’ Kirkus on The Winner’s Curse

Set in the world of the NYT-bestselling Winner’s Trilogy, The Midnight Lie is an epic LGBTQ romantic fantasy about learning to free ourselves from the lies others tell us – and the lies we tell ourselves.

Where Nirrim lives, crime abounds, a harsh tribunal rules, and society’s pleasures are reserved for the High Kith. Life in the Ward is grim and punishing. People of her low status are forbidden from sampling sweets or wearing colours. You either follow the rules, or pay a tithe and suffer the consequences.

Nirrim keeps her head down, and a dangerous secret close to her chest.

But then she encounters a rakish traveller from far away, who whispers rumours that the High Kith possess magic. Sid tempts Nirrim to seek that magic for herself. But to do that, Nirrim must surrender her old life. She must place her trust in this sly stranger who asks, above all, not to be trusted.
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Genre: Of Specific Gay & Lesbian Interest / Of Specific Lesbian Interest

On Sale: 3rd March 2020

Price: £14.99

ISBN-13: 9781529357486

Reviews

Praise for THE WINNER'S CURSE series
'A one of a kind, BRILLIANT book . . . a bold tale on loyalty, love, family, friendship, suppression and power
Guardian
Beautifully written [and] masterfully plotted . . . A rare and special reading experience: I loved it. I want more.
Kristin Cashore, New York Times bestselling author of <i>Graceling<i>
Spellbinding . . . Rutkoski's richly imagined world is full of dynamic repartee, gruesome battle scenes, and shifting alliances
Publishers Weekly
Dynamic and engaging . . . I loved this novel
The YA Shelf
Faultlessly written, home to a rich cast of mesmerising characters, and possesses just the right amount of intrigue, romance and emotion to make the story one that leaves an impression. My mind is still reeling from those final few pages
Realm of Fiction
Darkly enchanting . . . The Midnight Lie is unsettling and thrilling, the world intricate and purposeful.
Shelf Awareness
Utterly immersive and gorgeous. Marie's stories are the loveliest knives that cut you straight to the quick
Roshani Chokshi, New York Times-bestselling author of The Gilded Wolves
Lush, romantic, and powerful. In THE MIDNIGHT LIE, Marie Rutkoski spins a sensuous tale about awakening to the truth
Malinda Lo, author of Ash
Lush, swoony, painful [and] enraging
Kirkus Reviews
Stunning
Bustle
There is no doubt this is going to be one of the most complex and compulsively readable fantasies of the year
Buzzfeed
Excellent
Mugglenet
The mysterious connection between magic and the tithes is spun out with excellent suspense, which, along with the assured writing and wealth of fantasy invention, will keep readers avidly turning pages
Horn Book