Arcana Chronicles

6 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 9,676 ratings


What if the fate of humanity truly was in the cards? In this electrifying fantasy series, the Tarot characters are real—and players in an epic battle between good and evil.

Life in Louisiana is pretty near perfect for 16-year-old Evie Green—until she starts having strange hallucinations. In her visions, the Huntress, the Fool, the Lovers, the Magician, Death, and 18 other members of the major arcana, the trump cards in a Tarot pack, all exist in real life…and know her. It’s not just in her head. Her nightmares begin to come true when her hometown is destroyed, and she discovers her destiny: Evie is among those chosen to play an integral role in the looming battle between good and evil. To stay in the game, Evie must embrace her own terrifying abilities and team up with another survivor: Jack Devereaux, the bad boy who scorned her in her life before the apocalypse. And she needs to figure out which of the arcana characters she can trust, fast—because who has the best hand lives.  

Author Kresley Cole found her inspiration for The Arcana Chronicles in her long-time fascination with Tarot cards. She envisioned each Tarot character as a teenager with distinct magical abilities. While digging into the history of Taro around the world, she learned that the cards had been used for playing games as well as for divination. That gave her the idea to center her YA fantasy series on a high-stakes game. Kresley is also the author of the best-selling Immortals After Dark Paranormal series, among other works. 

Emma Galvin performs The Arcana Chronicles, capturing the tension and danger in Evie and Jack's saga as they reckon with the mythic Tarot characters in their fight to defeat evil and stick together. Listeners may recognize her voice as the narrator of YA hit series such as Divergent by Veronica Roth, Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater, and Zom-B by Darren Shan. Start with Poison Princess (which Galvin narrates with Keith Nobbs) and listen to the books in books in order so as not to miss a single second of Evie's high-stakes story.

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