The vanished queen

by Campbell, Lisbeth,

Format: Print Book 2020
Availability: Available at 6 Libraries 6 of 6 copies
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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 Hearfield, Nebula Award­-winning author of 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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The kingdom of Karegg is ruled by a tyrant king. Under his iron fist, books are banned, any dissent is considered treason, and he is even rumored to have killed his own queen in order to justify a war. His sons try to ameliorate some of the damage but know that their lives would be forfeited if they truly defied their father. However, a resistance thrives in the shadows, led by a mysterious woman known as Sparrow. Bridging the distance between high-society intrigue and back-alley brick-throwing falls to Anza, a law clerk whose soldier father was unjustly executed and who is desperate to see justice return to the land. The twists and turns could easily have powered a series instead of a stand-alone volume. Game of Thrones fans will be familiar with the novel's politicking as well as its graphic depictions of violence and mentions of rape. Campbell's first novel explores the moral grayness of rebellion and the various paths of resistance citizens can follow."
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Campbell skillfully balances action and introspection as rebellion rises against an oppressive regime in this promising epic fantasy debut. The city of Karegg is under the control of the brutal King Karolje. When college student Anza breaks into one of the libraries that Karolje has ordered closed, she discovers the journal of Mirantha, the former queen who Karolje had disappeared. After Anza's father is executed for unknown reasons, Anza joins the resistance movement against Karolje, inspired, in part, by reading Mirantha's tale. Anza is arrested for her involvement with the movement and interrogated by Esvar, one of Karolje's sons, who, along with his brother, Tevin, plots to overthrow his father, but fears a lack of support among the nobility. Anza is released, and she, Esvar, and Sparrow, the mysterious leader of the resistance, come together to put an end to Karolje's tyranny. By situating Anza within a larger resistance movement, Campbell steers refreshingly clear of typical "chosen one" tropes, instead illuminating the collective effort required for revolution while drawing pointed parallels to the current U.S. political climate. This competent, character-driven debut may not be splashy, but it is solid. Agent: Bridget Smith, Dunham Literary. (Aug.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Queens -- Fiction.
Missing persons -- Fiction.
Diaries -- Fiction.
Government, Resistance to -- Fiction.
Inheritance and succession -- Fiction.
Kings and rulers -- Fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Publisher New York :2020
Edition First Saga Press hardcover edition.
Language English
Description 488 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9781982141295
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