Three Dark Crowns

Three dark queens
are born in a glen,
sweet little triplets
will never be friends

Three dark sisters
all fair to be seen,
two to devour
and one to be Queen

Every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions.

But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. And it’s not just a game of win or lose…it’s life or death. The night the sisters turn sixteen, the battle begins. The last queen standing gets the crown.



“Gorgeous and bloody, tender and violent, precise, and passionate; above all, completely addicting.”

Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“With exquisite world building and luminous detail, this is high fantasy at its best.”

Booklist, starred review

“Readers will be riveted by Blake’s ingenious world-building, stunning developments of main and supporting characters, and spiraling tensions. Highly recommended…”

School Library Journal

“…a brutal and inventive fantasy that is as addictive as it is horrifying.”

Marissa Meyer, NYT Bestselling author of The Lunar Chronicles series

“…hypnotic, twisting, and beautiful…as satisfying as a drop of poison in an enemy’s cup.”

April Genevieve Tucholke, author of WINK POPPY MIDNIGHT

“Full of mystery, intrigue, and deadly girls I wouldn’t dare cross, Fennbirn is a darkly magical world I’m both drawn to and frightened by.”

Megan Shepherd, NYT Bestselling author of The Cage series