Forging Silver into Stars (Hardcover)
May/June 2022 Kids Indie Next List
“Brigid Kemmerer has done it again. Forging Silver into Stars is the perfect mix of characters we know and love from her Cursebreakers series and new characters to fall in love with for the first time. I couldn’t have enjoyed it more.”
— Rayna Nielsen, Blue Cypress Books, New Orleans, LA
An instant New York Times bestseller!
Forbidden magic. Secret romance. Dangerous alliances. Enter the world of New York Times bestselling author Brigid Kemmerer's electrifying series.
When nineteen-year-old Tycho, the King’s Courier, arrives in the remote village of Briarlock, he hopes to escape the demands of his new life in the royal court, where magic reigns for the first time in ages. He doesn't expect to fall for a handsome blacksmith with a bruised heart.
After years of cruelty in his father’s forge, Jax never dared to dream of a better life--until a magic-wielding young lord shows him an enticing alternative. But when rumors of a rebellion reach Briarlock, Jax wonders who he can trust--and if he'll even survive.
Jax’s best friend, Callyn, doesn’t trust anyone--especially not a handsome stranger with magic, which killed her parents years ago. When another royal emissary arrives, seeing a co-conspirator, Callyn finds herself embroiled in a plot that could lead them all to ruin. . .
As tensions flare throughout the kingdom, it won't be long before everyone must choose a side.
War is brewing. Passions are building. And magic may doom--or save--them all.
Brigid Kemmerer is the author of the New York Times bestseller Defy the Night, the New York Times bestselling Cursebreaker series, which includes A Curse So Dark and Lonely, A Heart So Fierce and Broken, and A Vow So Bold and Deadly, and Forging Silver into Stars. She has also written the contemporary young adult romances Call It What You Want, More Than We Can Tell, and Letters to the Lost, as well as paranormal young adult stories, including the Elemental series and Thicker Than Water. A full-time writer, Brigid lives in the Baltimore area with her family.
“Propulsive, intricate plotting and intimate first-person-present narration.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
“A fiercely hopeful exploration of loyalty, perception, and agency in the face of fear, misinformation, and violence.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"With fresh takes on familiar fantasy tropes, plus gorgeous world building, this book spins one intriguing mystery after another as these three memorable voices fight to follow their hearts, despite the odds." - Booklist
"A glorious amalgam of fantasy and historical fiction. . . . A breathless romance." - School Library Connection
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“A complex, creative, and compelling reimagining of Beauty and the Beast.” —School Library Connection, starred review, on A CURSE SO DARK AND LONELY