Lost Crow Conspiracy
Anna has the ability to break spells and uses that gift to break the Binding and change the world. When the Binding broke, the Praetheria who the spell once kept captive were set free, and access to magic was granted to the lower class for the first time. This was supposed to change the world for the better. Was supposed to make her cousin Matyas’s sacrifice mean something. Was supposed to allow her to be with Gabor. Both the Monarchy and the Praetheria want her on their side, but neither have revealed all their secrets. As a war begins to escalate, Anna realizes she can’t do this on her own, and the only person who can help is known as the King of Crows, a title hiding a familiar face.
Lost Crow Conspiracy is split between the perspectives of Anna and Matyas, following their fight for change while also exploring the humanity of monsters. Anna has to deal with guilt and grief while also navigating her status and having everyone try to control her future. As a historical fantasy, Anna is often shown struggling with her role as a woman in society who’s being pushed into a high-class marriage and whose voice is often tossed aside as unimportant. Both tie into her struggle to speak up and be heard about the rights of the Praetheria. Her journey is balanced out by Matyas, who has returned very much alive and has embarked on his own journey to discover his purpose. Both are discovering how their life can change the world and what role they play in the brewing war. A forbidden love story remains mainly in the background but plays a key role in Anna’s life by further defining the time period.
Lost Crow Conspiracy is the exciting follow-up to Rosalyn Eves’s Blood Rose Rebellion.
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|Page Count||464 pages|
|Publisher||Knopf Books for Young Readers|
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