The Foxglove King - The Nightshade Crown (Hardback)
  • The Foxglove King - The Nightshade Crown (Hardback)
zoom

The Foxglove King - The Nightshade Crown (Hardback)

(author)
£18.99
Hardback 480 Pages
Published: 09/03/2023
  • 10+ in stock

Usually dispatched within 2-3 working days

  • This item has been added to your basket
Waterstones Says

From the acclaimed author of the Wilderwood Books comes the first instalment of a sweeping fantasy epic, following a magical poison-runner's tumultuous path from the city catacombs to the glittering opulence of the Sainted King's court.

When Lore was thirteen, she escaped a cult in the catacombs beneath the city of Dellaire. And in the ten years since, she's lived by one rule: don't let them find you. Easier said than done, when her magic ties her to the city. Mortem is a magic born from death, and it's a high-priced and illicit commodity in Dellaire.

Lore has made a living running poisons for the city's underbelly, but when a run goes wrong she's captured by the king and expects to be sent to the pyre. But the king has different plans.

Lore is thrust into the Sainted King's glittering court, where no one can be believed and even fewer can be trusted. Guarded by Gabriel, a duke-turned-monk, and continually running up against Bastian, the king's ne'er-do-well heir, Lore tangles in politics, religion, and forbidden romance as she attempts to navigate a debauched and opulent society.

But the life she left behind in the catacombs is catching up with her. And even as Lore makes her way through the Sainted court above, danger from below draws ever closer.

In this lush, romantic new epic fantasy series from New York Times bestselling author Hannah Whitten, a young woman's secret power to raise the dead plunges her into the dangerous and glamorous world of the Sainted King's royal court.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780356521237
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 720 g
Dimensions: 242 x 162 x 42 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Hannah Whitten is my new favourite obsession - Jodi Picoult, NEW YORK TIMES-bestselling author

The Foxglove King is a delicious fantasy. Sinister, deadly and so seductive you won't be able to tear yourself away from this dark gem of a book - Stephanie Garber, SUNDAY TIMES-bestselling author of CARAVAL

The Foxglove King is beautifully written, lushly cinematic, unsettling, mysterious - an unputdownable story of humans and gods. Hannah Whitten has built a world that is dark, fascinating, romantic and disturbing - Ali Hazelwood, NEW YORK TIMES-bestselling author of THE LOVE HYPOTHESIS

Dripping with dark opulence and sizzling intrigue, The Foxglove King proves Hannah Whitten is a force to be reckoned with. Never before have I been so completely captivated - Erin A. Craig, NEW YORK TIMES-bestselling author of HOUSE OF SALT AND SORROWS

Darkly sumptuous and beautifully dangerous, The Foxglove King wraps you up in a velvet gown and then holds a knife to your throat - Ava Reid, SUNDAY TIMES-bestselling author of THE WOLF AND THE WOODSMAN

I am obsessed with this book! Hannah Whitten just keeps getting better and better - Katee Robert, NEW YORK TIMES-bestselling author

The Foxglove King is a decadent and deadly feast of a novel, brimming with romance, intrigue, and twisted magic - C. L. Herman, NEW YORK TIMES-bestselling author of ALL OF US VILLAINS

A perfect concoction of intrigue, magic, thwarted love, and writing as delicate and deeply affecting as the petals of a poisonous plant - Jodi Picoult, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author

An intriguing beginning to a series that effortlessly balances character development with plot and atmosphere. A perfect blend of shadowy gods, forbidden romance and political court drama - KIRKUS

An unputdownable fairy tale that traces the boundaries of duty, love and loss. A masterful debut from a must-read new voice in fantasy - KIRKUS on FOR THE WOLF

By the time you reach The Foxglove King's thrilling final pages, you'll be desperate to see where the story goes next - and a likely full convert to the Hannah Whitten Fan Club. This is, without doubt, destined to be named one of the best fantasies of the year - PASTE MAGAZINE

Stunning fantasy . . . the fascinating magic system and ever-present danger keep the pages flying. Readers won't want to miss this - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

You may also be interested in...

Godkiller
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
One Dark Window
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Adventures of Amina al-Sirafi
Added to basket
A Court of Silver Flames
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Katabasis
Added to basket
£22.00
Hardback
The City of Stardust
Added to basket
House of Flame and Shadow
Added to basket
Tress of the Emerald Sea
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
The Familiar
Added to basket
£20.00
Hardback
Lady Macbeth
Added to basket
£16.99
Hardback
Spectacular
Added to basket
£16.99
Hardback
Emily Wilde's Encyclopaedia of Faeries
Added to basket
When the Moon Hatched
Added to basket
A Day of Fallen Night
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
Babel
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback

“Imaginative fantasy”

As I read this book I was taken with the depth of imaginative fantasy story telling found in book one of The Nightshade Kingdom. This for me is going to be a must read series. It amazes me that Hannah Whitten, the... More

Hardback edition
Helpful? Upvote 15

“My favorite book of the year”

The protagonist of The Foxglove King is Lore, a twenty-three-year-old with the death power of Mortem, the essence of death, the power born of entropy, and the only way to use it is to nearly die. Mortem also makes it... More

Hardback edition
Helpful? Upvote 14

“Loved It!”

I loved For The Wolf and was so excited to read The Foxglove King. And it did not disappoint! With incredible world building and a fascinating magic system, this is hands down one of my favourite reads so far this... More

Hardback edition
Helpful? Upvote 12

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.

env: aptum
branch: