Siblings torn apart by betrayal grapple with their broken bonds—and fight to regain their power—in this stunning conclusion to a mythic epic fantasy duology from the New York Times bestselling author of Wilder Girls.
The Argyros siblings have lost everything. With their father dead and their family home captured, they’re no longer the rulers of their fractured kingdom—and no longer bound to each other.
In the frozen north, Rhea struggles to wield her newly-inherited command over death, and to find her place in an increasingly distrustful rebel group. Chrysanthi travels to a distant, war-torn land in search of her elusive brother Nitsos, certain that he is there on a dangerous mission to restore the family to its former glory, this time with himself at its head. And Lexos, now a political prisoner of the Domina family and stripped of all his power, is left to rot in a hauntingly desolate palace with nothing but thoughts of revenge.
Alone and farther apart than they’ve ever been, the siblings must reckon with the pain of their past and find a new path forward—or risk their own destruction.
In an Orchard Grown from Ash is the dramatic finale of a darkly beautiful, atmospheric saga that explores the cost of power and the weight of legacy.
Jordan Pace, firstname.lastname@example.org
Trigger and Content Warnings Below
- Suicidal ideation (from a point of view character, as opposed to observed). Depiction of a suicide attempt (in the point of view of said character).
- Emotional abuse by a parent.
- Manipulation/discussion of loss of agency. Hostages.
- Discussion of state violence and war, as well as a history of imperialism.
- Depiction of war, primarily in Chapter Forty Four.
- Building collapse/destruction, including a religiously affiliated building. Mass panic. Mass injury. Collateral civilian damage and death.
- Mention/description of blood. Some gore (significantly less than Wilder Girls, for reference, but more than IAGBG). Some body horror (as before, same reference point).
Warnings will continue to be updated as necessary – if there is anything you feel should be TWed or CWed, please do not hesitate to contact me.