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The Hemlock Queen

Hannah Whitten

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The glittering and dangerous world of the Sainted King's royal court is upended when Prince Bastian seizes control and a mysterious dark force begins to take over in the second installment of New York Times bestselling series The Nightshade Crown.

The corrupt king August is dead. Prince Bastian has seized the throne and raised Lore--a necromancer and former smuggler--to his right-hand side. Together they plan to cut out the rot from the heart of the royal court and help the people of Dellaire. But not everyone is happy with the changes. The nobles are sowing dissent, the Kirythean Empire is beating down their door, and Lore's old allies are pulling away. Even Prince Bastian has changed. No longer the hopeful, rakish, charismatic man Lore knows and loves, instead he's become reckless, domineering, and cold.

And something has been whispering in her ear. A voice, dark and haunting, that's telling her there's more to the story than she knows and more to her power than she can even imagine. A truth buried deep that could change everything.

With Bastian's coronation fast approaching and enemies whispering on all sides, Lore must figure out how to protect herself, her prince, and her country before they all come crumbling down and whatever dark power has been creeping through the catacombs is unleashed.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Orbit
  • Publish Date: Apr 9th, 2024
  • Pages: 480
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.29in - 6.38in - 1.65in - 1.55lb
  • EAN: 9780316435291
  • Categories: Fantasy - Romance

About the Author

Hannah Whitten has been writing to amuse herself since she could hold a pen, and she figured out sometime in high school that what amused her might also amuse others. When she's not writing, she's reading, making music, or attempting to bake. She lives in Tennessee with her husband, her children, a dog, two cats, and probably some ghosts.

Praise for this book

Praise for The Foxglove King:

"Hannah Whitten is my favorite obsession, and her new series is all I can think about. I'm obsessed with The Foxglove King--a perfect concoction of intrigue, magic, thwarted love, and writing as delicate and deeply affecting as the petals of a poisonous plant." --Jodi Picoult, New York Times bestselling author

"The Foxglove King is beautifully written, lushly cinematic, unsettlingly mysterious--an unputdownable story of humans and gods. Hannah Whitten has built a world that is as dark as it is fascinating, romantic and disturbing. If you like found families, courtly intrigue, high-stake secrets, hot priests, powerful characters who are on a journey to accepting themselves and learning to wield their powers, and a dash (okay, more than that) of necromancy, The Foxglove King will be the book of your dreams--and your nightmares." --Ali Hazelwood, New York Times bestselling author of The Love Hypothesis

"I am OBSESSED with this book! Hannah Whitten just keeps getting better and better." --Katee Robert, New York Times bestselling author of Neon Gods

"The Foxglove King is a decadent and deadly feast of a novel, brimming with romance, intrigue, and twisted magic. Whitten's sumptuous prose and layered, captivating characters sucked me in immediately and kept me riveted until the last page. I have no doubt that readers will devour this book with the same enthusiasm I did." --C. L. Herman, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of All of Us Villains

"The Foxglove King is a delicious fantasy. Sinister, deadly, and so seductive you won't be able to tear yourself away from this dark gem of a book." --Stephanie Garber, New York Times bestselling author of Once Upon A Broken Heart

"Darkly sumptuous and beautifully dangerous, The Foxglove King wraps you up in a velvet gown and then holds a knife to your throat." --Ava Reid, bestselling author of Juniper & Thorn

"Dripping with dark opulence and sizzling intrigue, The Foxglove King proves Hannah Whitten is a literary force to be reckoned with. Never before have I been so completely captivated." --Erin A. Craig, New York Times bestselling author of House of Salt and Sorrows

"Set in a glittering world of twisted magic and fallen gods, The Foxglove King boasts an intoxicating combination of mystery, magic and romance, twined with impeccable tension and characters I instantly became obsessed with. I could not put it down." --H. M. Long, author of Hall of Smoke