The Vanished Queen

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Simon and Schuster, Aug 18, 2020 - Fiction - 496 pages
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A stunning blend of vivid fantasy and political drama, The Vanished Queen is the timely story of a young resistance fighter working to overthrow a totalitarian ruler’s regime of terror and lies. “[G]ripping…this is the novel the world needs now” (Kate Heartfield, Nebula Award finalist and author of Aurora Award–winning novel Armed in Her Fashion).

Long ago, Queen Mirantha vanished. King Karolje claimed she was assassinated by a neighboring ruler, but her people knew the truth: the king had Disappeared her himself.

Now the queen’s disappearance is hardly a memory—merely one among many horrors the king’s reign has wrought. But when Anza, a young student impassioned by her father’s unjust execution, finds the missing queen’s diary, she is inspired by Mirantha’s words—joins the resistance group to overthrow the king.

Prince Esvar is the second son to an evil king. Trapped under his thumb and desperate for a way out, a chance meeting with Anza gives him the opportunity to join the resistance. Together, they might have the leverage to move against the king—but if they fail, their deaths could mean a total loss of freedom for generations to follow. In this dangerous game of court politics, one misstep could lead to a fate worse than death.

Set in a world where resistance is as dangerous as it is important, The Vanished Queen is a “big, dark, intricate novel” (Lousia Morgan, author of A Secret History of Witches) about the courage and sacrifice it requires to take on a tyrant.
 

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User Review  - alspachc - LibraryThing

I picked this up very much at random because I wanted something *now* and it was on the library shelf. And it's exactly what I've been looking for. Tropes played straight without talking down to you ... Read full review

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User Review  - Strider66 - LibraryThing

Pros: great characters, lots of political intrigue, slow-burn romance, standalone Cons: Twelve years ago the queen disappeared. Her sons, and many others, believe the tyrant king had her executed in ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
9
Section 3
23
Section 4
35
Section 5
42
Section 6
58
Section 7
70
Section 8
75
Section 20
263
Section 21
269
Section 22
285
Section 23
292
Section 24
307
Section 25
329
Section 26
337
Section 27
358

Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 28
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Section 29
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Section 30
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Section 31
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Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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Section 36
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Section 37
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Lisbeth Campbell grew up in Illinois and western Pennsylvania. She currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her jobs have run the gamut from house cleaner to teacher. When she is not writing, reading, or spending time with her husband and daughter, she is probably attending to one of her cats.

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