Crown of Feathers

By Nicki Pau Preto,

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Book description

In a world ruled by fierce warrior queens, a grand empire was built upon the backs of Phoenix Riders - legendary heroes who soared through the sky on wings of fire - until a war between two sisters ripped it all apart.

Sixteen years later, Veronyka is a war orphan…

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Why read it?

2 authors picked Crown of Feathers as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

A thoughtfully built world that includes people who ride into battle on the backs of phoenixes? Yes. Everyone needs this in their life. Sister queens, found family, and bonds with magical creatures -- Crown of Feathers is brimming with details that make this world feel real and lived in. 

If you’re a fan of dragon-riding stories, you’ll love this one. Except instead of dragons, we have massive fiery phoenixes that bond with their riders. This story follows the return of the last phoenix riders as they’re caught up in an ancient war with a legendary queen, complete with twisty court politics, hidden agendas, and a story that echoes across generations.

Obviously, I’m a huge fan of giant magical birds, and this book delves deep into the bond between human and animal.

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