The Black King by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
The Seventh Book of The Fey

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BLOOD AGAINST BLOOD: The name of the ancient curse that protects members of the Black Family from murdering each other. But what if circumstances justify the death? What if a family member needs to die? Gift faces this dilemma. A powerful presence has taken over his sister Arianna’s mind, and Arianna rules the Fey. If that presence takes over the Empire, the world will end. But something awful will happen if Gift harms his sister. The Black Throne itself complicates everything. Because the Throne, a living entity in its own right, wants Gift to rule, not Arianna. Does Gift do what’s best for his family? For the Fey Empire? Or for himself? And how can he know what’s best? The magic confuses, the Throne tempts, and his sister’s mind seems gone. Gift must make the right choice or doom everyone—and everything.

About Kristine Kathryn Rusch

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Bestseller Kristine Kathryn Rusch has won or been nominated for every major award in the science fiction and fantasy fields. She has won Hugos for editing The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction and for her short fiction. She has also won the Asimov's SF Magazine Readers Choice Award six times, as well as the SF Age Readers Choice Award, the Locus Award, and the John W. Campbell Award. Alien Influences, first published in England, was a finalist for the prestigious Arthur C. Clarke Award. Io9 said her Retrieval Artist series featured one of the top ten science fiction detectives ever written. She also writes mystery, romance, and mainstream novels, occasionally using the pen names Kristine Grayson and Kris Nelscott. For more information on her work, go to To find out more about the Fey series, go to
Published November 19, 2012 by WMG Publishing, Inc.. 408 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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