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The Ring and the Crown

(2014)
(The first book in the Ring and the Crown series)
A novel by

 
 
Magic is power, and power is magic...
Once they were inseparable, just two little girls playing games in a formidable castle. Now Princess Marie-Victoria, heir to the mightiest empire in the world, and Aelwyn Myrddyn, a bastard mage, face vastly different futures.
Quiet and gentle, Marie has never lived up to the ambitions of her mother, Queen Eleanor the Second. With the help of her Merlin, Eleanor has maintained a stranglehold on the world's only source of magic. While the enchanters faithfully serve the crown, the sun will never set on the Franco-British Empire.
As the annual London Season begins, the great and noble families across the globe flaunt their wealth and magic at parties, teas, and, of course, the lavish Bal du Drap d'Or, the Ball of the Gold Cloth.
But the talk of the season is Ronan Astor, a social-climbing American with only her dazzling beauty to recommend her. Ronan is determined to make a good match to save her family's position. But when she falls for a handsome rogue on the voyage over, her lofty plans are imperiled by her desires.
Meanwhile, Isabelle of Orleans, daughter of the displaced French royal family, finds herself cast aside by Leopold, heir to the Prussian crown, in favor of a political marriage to Marie-Victoria. Isabelle arrives in the city bent on reclaiming what is hers. But Marie doesn't even want Leopold-she has lost her heart to a boy the future queen would never be allowed to marry.
When Marie comes to Aelwyn, desperate to escape a life without love, the girls form a perilous plan that endangers not only the entire kingdom but the fate of the monarchy.
"This character-driven novel has fabulous balls, glitzy gowns, and plenty of drama and plot twists, making it hard to put down." -School Library Journal
"The historical fantasy has it all: preening royalty, a touch of magic, and dramatic betrayal. What's not to love?" -Teen Vogue

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Hardback Editions

March 2015 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Ring And The Crown (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Melissa de la Cruz
ISBN: 0-606-36531-1 / 978-0-606-36531-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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April 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Ring and the Crown
Author(s): Melissa de la Cruz
ISBN: 1-4231-5742-7 / 978-1-4231-5742-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
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Paperback Editions

February 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Ring and the Crown (Extended Edition)
Author(s): Melissa de la Cruz
ISBN: 1-4847-9925-9 / 978-1-4847-9925-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
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May 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Ring and the Crown
Author(s): Melissa de la Cruz
ISBN: 1-4231-6111-4 / 978-1-4231-6111-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
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Audio Editions

April 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Ring and the Crown
Author(s): Melissa De La Cruz
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April 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Ring and the Crown
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2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Ring & Crown
Author(s): Melissa De La Cruz
ISBN: 1-4906-1695-0 / 978-1-4906-1695-7 (USA edition)
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Kindle Editions

February 2017 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Ring and the Crown, The (Extended Edition)
Author(s): Melissa de la Cruz
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
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April 2014 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Ring and the Crown
Author(s): Melissa de la Cruz
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
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