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The Diminished

(2018)
(The first book in the Diminished series)
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In the Alskad Empire, nearly all are born with a twin, two halves to form one whole…yet some face the world alone.

The singleborn

A rare few are singleborn in each generation, and therefore given the right to rule by the gods and goddesses. Bo Trousillion is one of these few, born into the royal line and destined to rule. Though he has been chosen to succeed his great-aunt, Queen Runa, as the leader of the Alskad Empire, Bo has never felt equal to the grand future before him.

The diminished

When one twin dies, the other usually follows, unable to face the world without their other half. Those who survive are considered diminished, doomed to succumb to the violent grief that inevitably destroys everyone whose twin has died. Such is the fate of Vi Abernathy, whose twin sister died in infancy. Raised by the anchorites of the temple after her family cast her off, Vi has spent her whole life scheming for a way to escape and live out what’s left of her life in peace.

As their sixteenth birthdays approach, Bo and Vi face very different futures—one a life of luxury as the heir to the throne, the other years of backbreaking work as a temple servant. But a long-held secret and the fate of the empire are destined to bring them together in a way they never could have imagined.

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Praise for this book

"Kaitlyn Sage Patterson's debut novel has strong and imaginative world-building and complex characters. With a splash of swoony romance and a thrilling conclusion, readers will be clamoring for the sequel." - Zoraida Córdova

"Life and death, right and wrong, love and grief?Patterson's debut explores the dangerous nature of a world entrenched in dualities. This daring novel challenges the status quo beautifully." - Natalie C Parker

"Two fierce young people battle a fiery landscape and vicious foes in a race for freedom. I was glued to my seat!" - Tamora Pierce

"A fascinating and wholly original novel. Bo and Vi are fierce, complex characters, and I couldn't devour their story fast enough!" - Amy Tintera


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Used availability for Kaitlyn Sage Patterson's The Diminished

Hardback Editions

April 2018 : Canada Hardback
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Title: The Diminished
Author(s): Kaitlyn Sage Patterson
ISBN: 1-335-01641-4 / 978-1-335-01641-6 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
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Paperback Editions

March 2019 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The Diminished
Author(s): Kaitlyn Sage Patterson
ISBN: 1-335-49906-7 / 978-1-335-49906-6 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Inkyard Press
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Kindle Editions

April 2018 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Diminished
Author(s): Kaitlyn Sage Patterson
Publisher: HQ Young Adult
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April 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Diminished (The Alskad Empire Chronicles Book 1)
Author(s): Kaitlyn Sage Patterson
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
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April 2018 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: The Diminished
Author(s): Kaitlyn Sage Patterson
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Availability: Amazon AU