Three magical gowns. Two kingdoms on the brink of war. One chance to save them all.
Maia Tamarin proved her skill as a tailor when she wove the dresses of the sun, the moon, and the stars, but it will take more than a beautiful gown to hide the darkness rising up within her, in the stunning sequel to Spin the Dawn.
Maia Tamarin's journey to sew the dresses of the sun, the moon and the stars has taken a grievous toll. She returns to a kingdom on the brink of war, while Edan, the boy she loves, is gone - perhaps forever.
No sooner does she set foot in the Autumn Palace than she is forced to don the dress of the sun and assume the place of the emperor's bride-to-be. But the emperor's rivals learn of her deception, and there is hell to pay - yet the war raging around Maia is nothing compared to the battle within.
Ever since she was touched by the demon Bandur, she has been changing: losing control of her magic, her body and her mind. It's only a matter of time before Maia loses herself completely, but until then she will stop at nothing to find Edan, protect her family, and bring lasting peace to her home.
The stakes are higher than ever in this breathtaking sequel to Spin the Dawn.
** Praise for Elizabeth Lim **
Your next big YA series . . . We've got our eye on this stylist blockbuster ― Entertainment Weekly
Romance, artistry, and deep enchantment ― Gregory Maguire, NYTimes bestselling author of Wicked
What an amazing creation! Every time I thought I knew where it was going, I was wrong. This is a white-knuckle read! ― Tamora Pierce, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Tempests and Slaughter
Part epic adventure, part fairy tale, and part Project Runway, Spin the Dawn is a thrilling tale as rich as velvet and as exquisite as fine embroidery ― Heidi Heilig, author of The Girl from Everywhere
A stunning tapestry of adventure ― Washington Post
A fabulous fantasy . . . Sure to delight even the most jaded of fantasy readers ― NPR
Lim weaves an enchanting narrative, with all the magic of a fairytale and the guts and grit of an epic adventure. Diverse folklore, imaginative worldbuilding and a brilliant lead character who wields creativity as skillfully as a weapon - this is a gem for all lovers of whimsical fantasy! ― Natasha Ngan, NYTimes bestselling author of Girls of Paper and Fire
Beautifully written with a can't-wait-for-the-sequel ending, this breathtaking and fast-paced Silk-road inspired fantasy from the author of Mulan-retelling Reflection (2018) is sure to enchant readers beginning to end ― Booklist
With strong storytelling and characterization and a pleasing romance, this will have broad appeal ― Kirkus
About the Author
Elizabeth Lim grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she was raised on a hearty diet of fairy tales, myths, and songs. Before becoming an author, Elizabeth was a professional film and video game composer, and she still tends to come up with her best book ideas while writing near a piano. An alumna of Harvard College and the Juilliard School, she now resides in New York with her husband and two daughters.
Other books by Elizabeth include Spin the Dawn and Unravel the Dusk, the New York Times bestseller So This is Love, and Reflection.