In the first book of a lush fantasy trilogy about warring countries, family secrets, and star-crossed lovers, eighteen-year-old Branwen finds an enemy washed up on the shore of her kingdom. Rather than let him die at the hands of her people, she nurses him back to health as they begin to fall in love. Branwen helps him escape with his life - only for him to return during a diplomatic visit under his true identity: Prince Tristan of Kernyv.
In an epic King's Tournament that ensues, Prince Tristan prevails - joining his nation of Kernyv with Branwen's nation of Iverni. As the politics become more complicated and Branwen's power grows, she must choose between her own happiness and the fate of her kingdom.
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 300 g
Dimensions: 210 x 137 x 34 mm
"Star-crossed love, tested loyalties, and magic that binds and burns--Sweet Black Waves gripped me all the way to the shocking ending." --Heidi Heilig, author of The Girl from Everywhere and The Ship Beyond Time
"Intense, swoon worthy, and smart." --Vic James, author of Gilded Cage and Tarnished City
"An enchanting story of fierce friendship and dangerous love . . . Pi?1/2rez has written a book that whispers the sound of the ocean as you turn each page." --Alice Broadway, author of the Ink Trilogy
"Fans of Joan Wolf's Dark Ages of Britain trilogy and Tessa Gratton's The Queens of Innis Lear will enjoy this dreamy tale, which is carried along with vibrant descriptions and intense emotion." --RT Reviews
"The female characters are vivid, powerful, and passionate...a thrilling roller coaster." --Kirkus Reviews