Title: And I Darken.
Author: Kiersten White.
Year of Publication: 2016 (UK).
Publishers: Corgi Children’s (UK).
Format: Available in paperback, an ebook, and as an audiobook.
Cost for Paperback (RRP): £7.99 (UK).
Age Range: 12 and over, if you’re younger than this I suggest asking your parents before reading.
This is the first book in The Conqerour’s series.
Lada is a princess, and she and her broher Radu have been abandoned by their father to be raised in the Ottaman court. Here they are target because of their bloodline, and also because they are special. She has had to learn to be brutal and ruthless to survive, as she plans to take revenge upon the empire that holds her captive.
That is until they meet Mehmed, the Sultans son, and everything chances. Loyalties are tested, and Mehmed ends up being the only thing stopping Lada and Radu from ripping each other apart in this great opening to the series.
“I love house elves. My uncle is a house elf.” Jacob Kowalski, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.