They call her Traitor Kate. It’s a title Kate Brighton inherited from her after after he tried to assassinate the high king of Rime. Cast out of the noble class, she now works for the royal courier service.
Only those most skilled ride for the Relay and only the fastest survive, for when night falls, the nightdrakes—deadly flightless dragons—come out to hunt.Fortunately, Kate has a secret edge: she is a wilder, born with forbidden magic that allows her to influence the minds of animals.
They call her Traitor Kate. It’s a title Kate Brighton inherited from her father after he tried to assassinate the high king of Rime. Cast out of the noble class, she now works for the royal courier service. Only those most skilled ride for the Relay and only the fastest survive, for when night falls, the nightdrakes—deadly flightless dragons—come out to hunt. Fortunately, Kate has a secret edge: she is a wilder, born with forbidden magic that allows her to influence the minds of animals.
And it’s this magic that leads her to a caravan mysteriously massacred by drakes in broad daylight—the only survivor Corwin Tormane, the son of the king. Her first love, the boy she swore to forget, after he condemned her father to death. With their paths once more entangled, Kate and Corwin uncover secrets, both past and present, to face this new threat of drakes who attack in the daylight and the darker menace behind them.
Acclaimed author Mindee Arnett’s stunning new novel thrusts readers into a beautiful, expansive, and dangerous new world—one where trust is rare, magic is commonplace, and little is as it seems.
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Praise for Onyx & Ivory:
“At once fresh, at once classic, Onyx and Ivory is a page-turning blend of monsters, magic, and romance.”
—Susan Dennard, NYT best-selling novel of TRUTHWITCH
“The world of Rime is complex and layered, the cast of characters just as real as they are magical. Everything about this story is fearless. Be warned. This is the kind of book that swallows you whole.”
—Kristen Simmons, author of ARTICLE 5 and METALTOWN
“Kate is a hero for the ages, and I was utterly swept away in her story, aching for her trials and rooting for every victory. This hero has heart and soul that will linger long after you close this book. A triumphant adventure with so much heart.”
—Natalie D. Richards, best-selling author of ONE WAS LOST
“This stunning, action-packed fantasy grips the reader from the first page. Mindee Arnett weaves a tale rich with magic, fantastical creatures, and memorable characters that will leave you begging for more!”
– Lorie Langdon, YA author of the DOON Series and OLIVIA TWIST
“Oh fortunate reader! Master story crafter Mindee Arnett’s first high fantasy novel gallops onto the scene with everything you’d hope for: stunning betrayals, palace plots, deadly combat, deadly beasts, secrets old and new, magic wild and tame, and of course, magnificent horses. Her star-crossed protagonists Kate and Corwin, wills teal your heart with their abundant integrity, loyalty, and guts. The history and heartache they must overcome to work together is as great a challenge as protecting the people and the land they love.”
—Liz Coley, Internationally Best-selling author of PRETTY GIRL-13
“A world with dragons and magic and a generous dash of Firefly flair makes for a unique fantasy story that will have you alternatingly cheering and biting your nails! Our Kate doesn’t need a prince to rescue her and the prince will need plenty of help to try and get his kingdom together.”
—Pili @ inlovewithhandmade.blogspot.com
“An addicting story that leaves one flipping through pages like they hold a well kept secret, Mindee Arnett had me up well into the night trying to finish.”