The Winner\'s Crime is a fight to the death, where no one will escape a strike to the heart. The second novel in a sensational fantasy trilogy
Lady Kestrel\'s engagement to Valoria\'s crown prince calls for great celebration: balls and performances, fireworks and revelry. But to Kestrel it means a cage of her own making. Embedded in the imperial court as a spy, she lives and breathes deceit and cannot confide in the one person she really longs to trust ...
While Arin fights to keep his country\'s freedom from the hands of his enemy, he suspects that Kestrel knows more than she shows. As Kestrel comes closer to uncovering a shocking secret, it might not be a dagger in the dark that cuts him open, but the truth.
Lies will come undone, and Kestrel and Arin learn just how much their crimes will cost them in this second book in the breathtaking Winner\'s trilogy.
Every line in The Winner\'s Curse is beautifully written. The story is masterfully plotted. The characters\' dilemmas fascinated me and tore at my heart. This book gave me a rare and special reading experience: I never knew what was going to happen next. I loved it. I want more. Praise for \'The Winner\'s Curse\', Kristin Cashore, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of the Graceling Realm books
Marie Rutkoski wuchs als ältestes von vier Geschwistern in Bolingbrook, Illinois, in der Nähe von Chicago auf. Sie studierte Englische und Amerikanische Literaturgeschichte und verbrachte nach ihrem Abschluss ein Jahr in Moskau und Prag. Heute lebt sie mit ihrem Mann in New York und arbeitet als Dozentin für Literatur und Geschichte an der Brooklyn University.