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A Kingdom for a Stage

(2019)
(The second book in the Shadow Players series)
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Caught in a war between the rebels and the invading colonizers, Jetta must make an impossible choice save her people or protect her sanity.

The second book in Heidi Heilig s acclaimed Shadow Players trilogy blends traditional storytelling with ephemera to weave an enthralling fantasy that fans of Leigh Bardugo and Sabaa Tahir will sink into.

Jetta is a wanted criminal. The army wants her for treason against the crown, for the sabotage of Hell s Court temple, and for the murder of General Legarde. They also want her for the power in her blood the magic that captures wandering spirits to give life to puppets, to rocks, to paper . . . to weapons. They re willing to trade the elixir that treats Jetta s madness for the use of her blood. The rebels want her, too, to help them reclaim their country. Jetta may be the one who can tip the scales in this war.

But Jetta fears using her power will make her too much like Le Trepas, the terrifying and tyrannical necromancer who once held all Chakrana under his thumb and who is Jetta s biological father. She s already raised her brother from the dead, after all. And scared off Leo, the only person who saw her as she truly is. With Le Trepas at large and a clash between the army and the rebels becoming inevitable, Jetta will have to decide if saving her country is worth sacrificing her soul.

Acclaimed author Heidi Heilig creates a rich world inspired by Southeast Asian cultures and French colonialism. Told from Jetta s first-person point-of-view, as well as with chapters written as play scripts and ephemera such as songs, maps, and letters, A Kingdom for a Stage is a vivid, fast-paced journey that weaves magic, simmering romance, and the deep bonds of family with the high stakes of epic adventure. It will thrill fans of Stephanie Garber and Renee Ahdieh.

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

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Used availability for Heidi Heilig's A Kingdom for a Stage

Hardback Editions

October 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Kingdom for a Stage (Shadow Players Trilogy)
Author(s): Heidi Heilig
ISBN: 0-06-265197-8 / 978-0-06-265197-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

October 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Kingdom for a Stage (Shadow Players)
Author(s): Heidi Heilig
ISBN: 0-06-265198-6 / 978-0-06-265198-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

October 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: A Kingdom for a Stage (For a Muse of Fire)
Author(s): Heidi Heilig
ISBN: 1-09-402662-X / 978-1-09-402662-6
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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October 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: A Kingdom for a Stage: Library Edition
Author(s): Heidi Heilig
ISBN: 1-09-402661-1 / 978-1-09-402661-9
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


October 2019 : MP3 CD
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Title: A Kingdom for a Stage (For a Muse of Fire Series, Book 2) (Shadow Players)
Author(s): Heidi Heilig
ISBN: 1-09-402663-8 / 978-1-09-402663-3
Publisher: HarperCollins and Blackstone Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

October 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A Kingdom for a Stage (Shadow Players Trilogy)
Author(s): Heidi Heilig
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA