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Publisher's Summary

Rebel warrior Roselle St. Sismode returns in the second book of the epic Secondborn series by USA Today bestselling author Amy A. Bartol. 

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. 

©2018 Amy A. Bartol (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved

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Really good

I enjoyed the first book and looked forward to this one. I wasn't disappointed. Good characters, amazing imaginary world and terrific narration.

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Amazing

Without getting into spoiler territory, I'm just going to say that this was an amazing addition to this series. My ONLY complaint..... I have to wait until 2019 for the next installment....after that ending!?! That's just brutal!

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Amazing!!!

I wish I could give this 10 stars, Amy Bartol became one of my favorite authors with the Kricket series and now another absolutely amazing series can’t wait for her next book!

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Love LOVE!

Enjoyed this book so much! Can not wait to read the third book! Great series.

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I love this series!

I love Roselle and her story! I have enjoyed every minute of it! I'm ready for more! Thanks!!

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another thrilling rollercoaster

I love this series is so interesting and the twist it has. I don't know how I will survive until january but well.

Something I loved about this one are that the complots are thicking themselves and the characters are developing more complex personalities and situations.

Roselle is between a lot of things, I do hope she can conquer them and get out victorious at some point.

A much recommended read.

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Love this series

I think this is by far my favorite series. The second book is less action and more feelings but I love the plot twists.

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Cannot wait for the next installment.

A+ for performance. And the story is sublime. Roselles adventures are riveting and the added appeal of new love interests make it tantalizing as well.

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Enjoyable

There were some parts that were... not as good but most of it was enjoyable.

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loved it!!

I can't wait for the next one. the story is exciting. the reader does a great job on the audio

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  • nicola taylor
  • 06-02-18

love it!!!<br />

I love the whole series so far!
Well writen, imaginative, well round characters and great story archs, gripping from the first line. I can't wait for the next instalment.

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  • Shanice
  • 05-31-18

Brilliant

Love this series! It’s written so well. There’s so many plots and twists! Can not wait for the next one

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  • Claire Bryant
  • 04-18-18

hole on tight

omg the first book was good the second was fantastic i was on edge right up to the end i didnt expect that ending like.