Sara Raasch

These Rebel Waves

Balzer + Bray, August 2018

Adeluna is a soldier. Five years ago, she helped the magic-rich island of Grace Loray overthrow its oppressor, Argrid, a country ruled by religion. But adjusting to post-war life has not been easy. When an Argridian delegate vanishes during peace talks with Grace Loray’s new Council, Argrid demands brutal justice—but Lu suspects something dangerous is at work.

Devereux is a pirate. As one of the outlaws called stream raiders that run rampant on Grace Loray, he pirates the island’s magic plants on the black market. But after Argrid accuses raiders of the diplomat abduction, Vex become a target. An expert navigator, Vex agrees to help Lu find the Argridian—but the truth they uncover could be deadlier than any war.

Benat is a heretic. The Crown Prince of Argrid, he harbors a secret obsession with Grace Loray’s forbidden magic. When Ben’s father, the king, gives him the shocking task of overturning Argrid’s fear of magic, Ben has to decide if one prince can change a devout country—or if he’s building his own pyre.

As conspiracies rise, Lu, Vex, and Ben will have to decide who they really are . . . and what they are willing to become for peace.

Full of mesmerizing magic, political intrigue plotted in dark grottos, and a cast of sharp-witted rogues, THESE REBEL WAVES swashbuckled its way into my heart and never let go. Raasch has outdone herself with this new series. You won’t want to put it down.

 

— Evelyn Skye, author of NYT bestseller THE CROWN’S GAME