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The Winner's Curse

(2014)
(The first book in the Winner's Trilogy series)
A novel by

 
 
As a general's daughter in a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers, Kestrel has two choices: she can join the military or get married. Kestrel has other ideas.

One day, she is startled to find a kindred spirit in Arin, a young slave up for auction. Following her instinct, Kestrel buys him - and for a sensational price that sets the society gossips talking. It's not long before she has to hide her growing love for Arin. But he, too, has a secret and Kestrel quickly learns that the price she paid for him is much higher than she ever could have imagined.

The first novel in a stunning new trilogy, The Winner's Curse is a story of romance, rumours and rebellion, where dirty secrets and careless alliances can be deadly – and everything is at stake.

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Praise for this book

"The Winner's Curse is breathtaking, a lyrical triumph in YA fantasy. Marie Rutkoski writes with tremendous power and has created an epic of fearless beauty. This book should not be missed." - Ann Aguirre

"Every line in The Winner's Curse is beautifully written. The story is masterfully plotted. The characters' dilemmas fascinated me and tore at my heart. This book gave me a rare and special reading experience: I never knew what was going to happen next. I loved it. I want more." - Kristin Cashore

"The Winner's Curse is magnificent. Gorgeous writing graces every page, and the story of Kestrel and Arin unfolds with all the complexity and beauty of a sonata. I was completely transfixed by them and their world." - Sarah Beth Durst


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Used availability for Marie Rutkoski's The Winner's Curse

Hardback Editions

March 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Winner's Curse (The Winner's Trilogy)
Author(s): Marie Rutkoski
ISBN: 0-374-38467-3 / 978-0-374-38467-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
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Paperback Editions

March 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Winner's Curse (The Winner's Trilogy, 1)
Author(s): Marie Rutkoski
ISBN: 1-250-05697-7 / 978-1-250-05697-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Square Fish
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1854 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Winner's Curse (The Winner's Trilogy)
Author(s): Marie Rutkoski
ISBN: 1-4088-5820-7 / 978-1-4088-5820-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's Books
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Audio Editions

June 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Winner's Curse
Author(s): Marie Rutkoski
Publisher: Audible Studios for Bloomsbury
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June 2015 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Winner's Curse
Author(s): Marie Rutkoski
Publisher: Audible Studios for Bloomsbury
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June 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Winner's Curse
Author(s): Marie Rutkoski
Publisher: Audible Studios for Bloomsbury
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June 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Winner's Curse
Author(s): Marie Rutkoski
Publisher: Audible Studios for Bloomsbury
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June 2015 : USA Audio CD

Title: The Winner's Curse (Winner's Trilogy)
Author(s): Marie Rutkoski
ISBN: 1-5113-0862-1 / 978-1-5113-0862-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance
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March 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Winner's Curse (Winner's Trilogy)
Author(s): Marie Rutkoski
ISBN: 0-8041-6782-6 / 978-0-8041-6782-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)
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March 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Winner's Curse: Winner's Trilogy, Book 1
Author(s): Marie Rutkoski
Publisher: Listening Library
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March 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Winner's Curse: Winner's Trilogy, Book 1
Author(s): Marie Rutkoski
Publisher: Listening Library
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

April 2014 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Winner's Curse (The Winner's Trilogy Book 1)
Author(s): Marie Rutkoski
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


March 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Winner's Curse (The Winner's Trilogy Book 1)
Author(s): Marie Rutkoski
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA