Give the Dark My Love (Paperback)
A young alchemist turns to dark magic when a deadly plague sweeps through her homeland, in this epic fantasy from New York Times bestselling author Beth Revis.
Seventeen-year-old Nedra Brysstain leaves her home in the rural northern territories of Lunar Island to attend the prestigious Yugen Academy with only one goal in mind: master the trade of medicinal alchemy. A scholarship student matriculating with the children of Lunar Island's wealthiest and most powerful families, Nedra doesn't quite fit in with the other kids at Yugen.
Until she meets Greggori "Grey" Astor. Grey is immediately taken by the brilliant and stubborn Nedra, who he notices is especially invested in her studies. And that's for a good reason: a deadly plague has been sweeping through the north, and it's making its way toward the cities. With her family's lives--and the lives of all of Lunar Island's citizens--on the line, Nedra is determined to find a cure for the plague.
Grey and Nedra grow close, but as the sickness spreads and the body count rises, Nedra becomes desperate to find a cure. Soon, she finds herself diving into alchemy's most dangerous corners--and when she turns to the most forbidden practice of all, necromancy, even Grey might not be able to pull her from the darkness.
About the Author
Beth Revis grew up in the Appalachian Mountains with a cemetery in her backyard, which is probably why she prefers her stories to be dark and full of twists. She's the New York Times bestselling author of the Across the Universe trilogy, which has been translated into more than 20 languages. Beth lives in a house full of boys—her husband, son, and two massive dogs—and she forces them all to watch reruns of Firefly and Doctor Who. Visit her at bethrevis.com.
“Transfixing....[A] complex and atmospheric mix of fantasy, family secrets, and political intrigue.” —Kirkus
"This twisty, macabre fantasy...employs keen character work, thoughtful worldbuilding, and an intelligent plot." —Publishers Weekly
"Dark, twisty, weird, and FANTASTIC." —SyFy Wire
“Give the Dark My Love is Revis’s best work to date. It is heartbreaking and unflinching in its portrayal of grief, hopelessness and the heroic attempt to stop fate even when you know you can’t.” —The Asheville Citizen-Times
"Tantalizing....This fully realized novel, first in a duology, is worth purchasing for any collection." —Booklist
“A twisty thriller—this dark fantasy grabs you by the throat and drags you all the way to the end.” —Cinda Williams Chima, New York Times bestselling author of the Shattered Realms series
“Dark, dangerous, and utterly captivating. Beth Revis has outdone herself." —C.J. Redwine, New York Times bestselling author of The Shadow Queen
"A darkly twisted look at the way grief makes monsters of us all." —New York Times bestselling author Carrie Ryan
“A spellbinding tale filled with political intrigue, dark magic, and impossible choices. Readers will be instantly addicted to this wickedly thrilling adventure.” —#1 New York Times bestselling author Kerri Maniscalco
"Stunning and shocking to behold, Give the Dark My Love asks: How far will we venture into darkness for the ones we love?” —Julie C. Dao, author of Forest of a Thousand Lanterns
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