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Reign of the Fallen

(2018)
(The first book in the Reign of the Fallen series)
A novel by

 
 
"This edgy fantasy doesn't just blur boundaries of genre, of gender, of past and present, life and death--it explodes them." --Cinda Williams Chima, New York Times bestselling author of The Seven Realms and The Shattered Realms

Without the dead, she'd be no one.

Odessa is one of Karthia's master necromancers, catering to the kingdom's ruling Dead. Whenever a noble dies, it's Odessa's job to raise them by retrieving their soul from a dreamy and dangerous shadow world called the Deadlands. But there is a cost to being raised: the Dead must remain shrouded. If even a hint of flesh is exposed, a grotesque transformation begins, turning the Dead into terrifying, bloodthirsty Shades.

A dramatic uptick in Shade attacks raises suspicions and fears around the kingdom. Soon, a crushing loss of one of her closest companions leaves Odessa shattered, and reveals a disturbing conspiracy in Karthia: Someone is intentionally creating Shades by tearing shrouds from the Dead--and training them to attack. Odessa is forced to contemplate a terrifying question: What if her magic is the weapon that brings the kingdom to its knees?

Fighting alongside her fellow mages--and a powerful girl as enthralling as she is infuriating--Odessa must untangle the gruesome plot to destroy Karthia before the Shades take everything she loves.

Perfect for fans of Three Dark Crowns and Red Queen, Reign of the Fallen is a gutsy, unpredictable read with a surprising and breathtaking LGBT romance at its core.

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Praise for this book

"This edgy fantasy doesn't just blur boundaries of genre, of gender, of past and present, life and death--it explodes them." - Cinda Williams Chima

"An immersive fantasy that explores love, grief, and the power of death, Reign of the Fallen features a bisexual necromancer heroine who will bring your heart to life!" - Julie C Dao

"A refreshing fantasy, wholly unique." - Wendy Higgins

"Reign of the Fallen is a diverse story brimming with wickedly delightful magic, sizzling romance, and shocking betrayal—I’ve completely fallen under its spell. In a fantasy world where neither life, death, nor love can be bound, readers will be mesmerized from page one. A decadent treat for the senses, I adored this dark jewel of a book." - Kerri Maniscalco

"A dark, thrilling fantasy set in an innovative and imaginative world with a diverse cast that readers are sure to fall in love with. Sarah Glenn Marsh’s Reign of the Fallen is a page-turning start to what is sure to be a brilliant series." - Lisa Maxwell

"An inventive, unpredictable, unputdownable fantasy. Reign of the Fallen has it all: a twisty, heart--wrenching plot, immersive worldbuilding, and a complex bisexual heroine!" - Jessica Spotswood


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Hardback Editions

January 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Reign of the Fallen
Author(s): Sarah Glenn Marsh
ISBN: 0-448-49439-6 / 978-0-448-49439-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Razorbill
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Paperback Editions

January 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Reign of the Fallen
Author(s): Sarah Glenn Marsh
ISBN: 0-448-49440-X / 978-0-448-49440-1 (USA edition)
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January 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Reign of the Fallen
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ISBN: 0-451-47981-5 / 978-0-451-47981-5 (USA edition)
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Title: Reign of the Fallen
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Title: Reign of the Fallen
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Title: Reign of the Fallen
Author(s): Sarah Glenn Marsh
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