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About The Book

The conclusion to South African born, debut author's stunning series, with touches of Suzanne Collins which fans of V.E. Schwab or Leigh Bardugo will love.

Lucas returns to the Selene realm only to find its been set alight. The king has declared war and is searching for them, especially his prized Healer who has escaped with his traitorous son.

But Cassia and Lochlan are still trapped in Vineas and Lucas has no way of getting to them. Armed with something as easily changed as a vision of the future, Lucas has to place his faith in the people around him and call out the uncontrollable First magic lurking inside him.

He will be the one to kill the king. He will end this. Now.

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About The Author

Shameez Patel Papathanasiou was born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa. She is a civil engineer by day, fantasy author by night and a choc-chip cookie fiend somewhere in between. Her literary adventures take her to new worlds filled with magic, monsters and someone to fall in love with.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Flame Tree Press (July 16, 2024)
  • Length: 416 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781787589223

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Raves and Reviews

"I can’t believe it’s author’s debut book. Because here I am lying in bed after finishing this book still under the spell of it. It was definitely a solid 5 ?? read for me. Thank you Shameez Patel." (about The Last Feather)

– Nida Shabbir, blogger

"Papathanasiou debuts and launches the Selene Trilogy with a fierce, appealing story of determination, magical spells, and the bonds of friendship. [Her] talent for writing resolute characters makes her diverse cast sing, and she infuses Cassia’s adventure with emotion. This enchanting portal fantasy will have readers hooked." (about The Last Feather)

– Publishers Weekly

"Teen readers will enjoy this tale of a stubborn, clever heroine mixed up with court politics, magic, and a hint of romance." (about The Last Feather)


"Fans of Catherynne M. Valente’s Fairyland series will find a heroine of similar stubbornness, cleverness, and loyalty in a grown-up setting, while Sarah J. Maas or Laurell K. Hamilton enthusiasts will enjoy the fantasy politics, magic, and hints of romance." (about The Last Feather)


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