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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 mighty 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.

 
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Hardback Editions

March 2015 : USA Library Binding
thumbTitle: 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
thumbTitle: 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
thumbTitle: 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
thumbTitle: 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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

April 2014 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Ring and the Crown
Author(s): Melissa De La Cruz
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   

2014 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Ring & Crown
Author(s): Melissa De La Cruz
ISBN: 1-4906-1695-0 / 978-1-4906-1695-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

February 2017 : Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Ring and the Crown, The (Extended Edition)
Author(s): Melissa de la Cruz
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Availability: Amazon CA   

April 2014 : Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Ring and the Crown
Author(s): Melissa de la Cruz
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Availability: Amazon CA   


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