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A Shifting of Stars

A squandering emperor.
A handsome stranger.
A reluctant heroine.
And the ancient magic that will capsize a kingdom.

Seventeen-year-old Meadow Sircha watched her mother die from the wilting sickness. Tormented by the knowledge that the emperor failed to import the medicine that would have saved her, she speaks out at a gathering of villagers, inciting them to boycott his prized gladiator tournament.

But doing so comes at a steep cost.

Arrested as punishment for her impulsive tongue, Meadow finds herself caught up in the kind of danger she’s always tried to avoid. After a chance meeting with an enigmatic boy, she’s propelled on a perilous trek across the outer lands. But she soon unearths a staggering secret: one that will shift her world—and the kingdom—forever.

Filled with longing and heart, surprise and wonder, A SHIFTING OF STARS is perfect for fans of AN EMBER IN THE ASHES, RED QUEEN and SHADOW AND BONE.


"A thrilling adventure in a lushly imagined world--Kathy Kimbray is an exciting new voice in fantasy!"
- Kara Thomas, author of The Darkest Corners, Little Monsters and The Cheerleaders

"With its lyrical prose, romance, and passionate storytelling, readers are sure to fall in love with A Shifting of Stars and be left eager for more."
- Mindee Arnett, author of Avalon, The Arkwell Academy series, and Onyx and Ivory

"Poignant, exciting, and smart, A Shifting of Stars contains an intricately sewn world full of intrigue that will leave readers hungry for what happens next."

- Sarah Harian, author of Eight Will Fall and The Chaos Theory series

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