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Dark of the West

(2018)
(The first book in the Glass Alliance series)
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"A novel of court intrigue and action-packed military adventure,"* Joanna Hathaway's Dark of the West, is a breathtaking YA fantasy debut--first in the Glass Alliance series.

A pilot raised in revolution. A princess raised in a palace. A world on the brink of war.

Aurelia Isendare is a princess of a small kingdom in the North, raised in privilege but shielded from politics as her brother prepares to step up to the throne. Halfway around the world, Athan Dakar, the youngest son of a ruthless general, is a fighter pilot longing for a life away from the front lines. When Athan's mother is shot and killed, his father is convinced it's the work of his old rival, the Queen of Etania - Aurelia's mother. Determined to avenge his wife's murder, he devises a plot to overthrow the Queen, a plot which sends Athan undercover to Etania to gain intel from her children.

Athan's mission becomes complicated when he finds himself falling for the girl he's been tasked with spying upon. Aurelia feels the same attraction, all the while desperately seeking to stop the war threatening to break between the Southern territory and the old Northern kingdoms that control it - a war in which Athan's father is determined to play a role. As diplomatic ties manage to just barely hold, the two teens struggle to remain loyal to their families and each other as they learn that war is not as black and white as they've been raised to believe.

"Heart-pounding . . . will leave the reader wanting more." - *#1 New York Times bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz

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Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Praise for this book

"In this reimagining of Europe's world wars, Joanna Hathaway delivers a novel of court intrigue and action-packed military adventure. Heart-pounding . . . will leave the reader wanting more." - Melissa De La Cruz

"Beautiful and bittersweet, Dark of the West is a stunning must-read. Dangerous politics, a looming war, star-crossed lovers and secrets held close--the story builds in careful strokes to a crescendo that will keep you riveted until the last page." - Hafsah Faizal

"Airplane battles, revolutions, palace intrigue, star-crossed love, feuds spanning generations. This story's scope is ambitious, a world unto itself, yet Hathaway wields the narrative with powerful precision. Dark of the West is a debut to be reckoned with." - Ryan Graudin

"Captivating . . . The prose is elegant, the characters intricate, and the worldbuilding enrapturing." - Charlie N Holmberg

"Smart, stunning, and completely swoonworthy, Dark of the West swept me off my feet. Fans of forbidden love, high stakes, and intrigue--don't miss this triumph of a book!" - Sarah Glenn Marsh

"This soaring, gorgeously written, high-stakes adventure stole my breath from the very first page. Dark of the West's forbidden romance unfolds with devastating beauty against the backdrop of an incipient world war." - Margaret Rogerson

"The kind of book you can sink your teeth into, full of rich worldbuilding, complex characters, and intricate plots with a healthy dose of backstabbing. . . . Fans of high stakes political intrigue will love Dark of the West. I can't wait to read the sequel." - Evelyn Skye


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Hardback Editions

June 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Dark of the West (Glass Alliance)
Author(s): Joanna Hathaway
ISBN: 0-7653-9641-6 / 978-0-7653-9641-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Teen
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

February 2020 : USA Paperback

Title: Dark of the West (Glass Alliance)
Author(s): Joanna Hathaway
ISBN: 0-7653-9642-4 / 978-0-7653-9642-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Teen
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

February 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Dark of the West: Glass Alliance, Book 1
Author(s): Joanna Hathaway
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


February 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Dark of the West: Glass Alliance, Book 1
Author(s): Joanna Hathaway
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


February 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Dark of the West: Glass Alliance, Book 1
Author(s): Joanna Hathaway
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

February 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Dark of the West (Glass Alliance Book 1)
Author(s): Joanna Hathaway
Publisher: Tor Teen
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU