Magnetic and addictive, Rena Barron’s Kingdom of Souls turns ambition into sacrifice and blood into power. Magic is always worth the price—and the pain—and this book is black girl magic at its finest.
Dhonielle Clayton, New York Times bestselling author of The Belles
Set in a lushly drawn and fresh magical world, Kingdom of Souls was a wild, heart-wrenching ride. Every turn took me by surprise, and the end left me crying for the fate of these unforgettable characters in their epic struggle against a complex evil, one that threatens both from without as well as within. Readers won’t be able to put this one down.
Mindee Arnett, award-winning author of Onyx and Ivory
Powerful. Captivating. Heart wrenching. Rena Barron has crafted a thrilling, twisty, unputdownable epic about a complex, brave young woman who must find the true magic within herself in order to fight for her family, her people, and her life.
Samira Ahmed, New York Times bestselling author of Love, Hate & Other Filters and Internment
Lush, captivating, and full of my favorite things: a vivid world, a cast of compelling characters, and a young heroine ready to rise and fearlessly fight for her beliefs. This powerful coming of age story lingers long after the final page.
Rebecca Ross, author of The Queen’s Rising and The Queen’s Resistance
Barron’s lush prose and boundless imagination enchant the reader with a vivid world, compelling characters, and twists to keep you reading all night. Kingdom of Souls spellbinds with fresh and dazzling magic.
Elly Blake, New York Times Bestselling author of Frostblood
Crackling with tension, this masterpiece of escalating stakes doesn’t pull its punches.
Rebecca Schaeffer, author of Not Even Bones
Explore the world from the tribal lands where magic is bountiful to the Kingdom where power is everything and magic comes at a price. Take your chances in Kefu where time passes at a whim or make your fortune in the godless land of snow and ice of the north. If you’re brave enough, journey south to the Dark Forest for a chance to win immunity against magic, but first, you must survive the beasts that roam the marshes.
Meet the band of friends willing to put everything on the line to stop darkness from spreading across the land as they face off against an ancient evil. Arrah, resilient and driven. Rudjek, skilled and deathly. Essnai, efficient and practical. Sukar, sly and cynical.