George has spent her whole life hiding what she is
– a Wishkeeper, last in a line of women born to grant three wishes each year. The
golden flecks in her skin that mark her untrained gift mean she should be in
the service of Queen Scian, who stole the throne of the kingdom of Boldenwhite
by burning rebellious Wishkeepers alive. Now, the remaining Wishkeepers pay the penalty of
their service: a slow rot, a black decay in their skin so hideous, it must be
covered by veils and bonnets. Under Queen Scian, Wishkeepers have morphed into
Cursekeepers, a fate that makes death look like a vacation.
So George clings fiercely to the false identity created
by her family. They’ve risked death by dismemberment for hiding her, and she’ll
do nothing to compromise their safety. After
all, only they and one other – an orphan boy who vanished long ago – know what
she really is. As long as she lays low, all should be well.
When she’s kidnapped bythe orphan boy, who claims he’s a long-lost prince and that he needs her
Wishkeeping gift to help him start a revolution, she has no intention of
But as the prince and his allies rescue refugees and uncover
a plan to destroy a neighboring country, George realizes the Queen’s treachery reaches
far beyond Boldenwhite’s borders. The prince’s dangerous plan could cost even
more lives….or save them.
And George must decide if her allegiances lie with her
family, and their life-long training to hide from danger….Or with the hope of a
different future, one in which she gambles everything on a rebellion that could
rid her world of a brutal Queen.
Life is full of deadly choices in The Last Wishkeeper, an 82,000-word YA fantasy stand-alone with
series potential. It may appeal to fans of Juliet Marillier and Sarah J. Maas.