Given to the Sea Duology (Book 1)
Kings and Queens rise and fall, loyalties collide, and romance blooms in a world where the sea is rising—and cannot be escaped.
Khosa is Given to the Sea, a girl born to be fed to the water, her flesh preventing a wave like the one that destroyed the Kingdom of Stille in days of old.
Vincent is third in line to inherit his throne, royalty in a kingdom where the old linger and the young inherit only boredom.
Dara and Donil are the last of the Indiri, a native race whose dwindling magic grows weaker as the island country fades.
Witt leads the Pietra, their army the only family he has ever known. The stone shores harbor a secret, a growing threat that will envelop the entire land.
The tides are turning in Stille, where royals scheme, Pietrans march, and the rising sea calls for its Given.
Don’t miss the thrilling conclusion - Given to the Earth.
“Star-crossed love is at the heart of this darkly vivid tale, woven with hypnotic prose and captivatingly intense characters [. . .] Readers will be hypnotized by their relationships as well as the allure of the created world in this first book of the Given duet.” —Romantic Times
“[T]his book isn’t just about love triangles (or squares): themes of duty and fate are thickly woven into the fabric of this tale as each character grapples with balancing moral obligation against desire.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Four neatly interlocking narratives build a riveting story about destiny [. . .] There’s plenty of gore, romance, plot twists, and cliff-hangers, but readers will also find thoughtful challenges to racism, misogyny, and cruelty—plus a strong feminist element too.” —Booklist
“Readers willing to look at the larger ensemble cast, the characters’ connections, and the subsequent political machinations may appreciate the world building and the disturbing but satisfying ending.” —Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books