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Traitor born / Amy A. Bartol.
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9781503936911
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Seattle : 47North, [2018]

©2018
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300 pages ; 21 cm.
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"Secondborn Roselle St. Sismode was pressed into military service to battle the rebel uprising threatening the society that enslaves her. Now, powerful factions conspire to subvert the lines of succession, positioning Roselle to replace her mother as leader of the Republic's armed forces. But the woman who bore her would sooner see Roselle dead than let her usurp her firstborn brother's command. The deadly war of intrigue between her new masters and her ruthless family is but one conflict challenging Roselle. A soldier for the rebellion has drawn her into a rogue army's plot to overthrow the Republic and shatter its brutal caste system. Targeted by assassins and torn between allies, Roselle will have her loyalty, love, and honor tested in the greatest battle of--and for--her life."--Amazon.com.
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The Wall Street Journal bestselling sequel to Secondborn .

In the Fates Republic...
Firstborns reign supreme.
Secondborns kneel in servitude.
Thirdborns face death.
And Census shadows them all.

Secondborn Roselle St. Sismode was pressed into military service to battle the rebel uprising threatening the society that enslaves her. Now, powerful factions conspire to subvert the lines of succession, positioning Roselle to replace her mother as leader of the Republic's armed forces. But the woman who bore her would sooner see Roselle dead than let her usurp her firstborn brother's command.

The deadly war of intrigue between her new masters and her ruthless family is but one conflict challenging Roselle. A soldier for the rebellion has drawn her into a rogue army's plot to overthrow the Republic and shatter its brutal caste system. Targeted by assassins and torn between allies, Roselle will have her loyalty, love, and honor tested in the greatest battle of--and for--her life.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

In this convoluted continuation of the saga started in 2016's Secondborn, Roselle St. Sismode is caught among numerous factions in a struggle for control of the Fates Republic, a caste-driven society where firstborns rule, secondborns serve, and all others are ruthlessly hunted down and killed. Her mother, head of the military, wants her dead for political reasons, while the secret Rose Garden Society plots to install Roselle in her mother's place. Meanwhile, a rebellion to overthrow the rigid caste system is in full swing, and the rebels also have plans for Roselle. As she remains sequestered in an ally's home, Roselle has to balance duty and obligation with conscience and honor. When tragedies rock the republic and a hidden faction makes its move, even Roselle may be unable to prevent disaster. Despite cinematic action sequences and ambitious storytelling, Bartol's work suffers from pacing issues and inconsistent worldbuilding. Too little happens for too long in this installment, and then breakneck events lead to a cliff-hanger ending. Furthermore, Roselle has a crowded field of three love interests, none of whom is able to hold the reader's attention. This story has potential, but fails to fulfill it. Agent: Tamar Rydzinski, Laura Dail Literary. (Apr.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


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