Glittering Court

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,439 ratings

The Glittering Court: The Glittering Court, Book 1 Publisher's Summary

A dazzling, romantic new fantasy series set in a mix of Elizabethan and frontier worlds from Richelle Mead, number-one internationally best-selling author of Vampire Academy.

Big and sweeping, spanning the refined palaces of Osfrid to the gold dust and untamed forests of Adoria, The Glittering Court tells the story of Adelaide, an Osfridian countess who poses as her servant to escape an arranged marriage and start a new life in Adoria, the New World. But to do that, she must join the Glittering Court.

Both a school and a business venture, the Glittering Court is designed to transform impoverished girls into upper-class ladies who appear destined for powerful and wealthy marriages in the New World. Adelaide naturally excels in her training and even makes a few friends: the fiery former laundress Tamsin and the beautiful Sirminican refugee Mira. She manages to keep her true identity hidden from all but one: the intriguing Cedric Thorn, son of the wealthy proprietor of the Glittering Court.

When Adelaide discovers that Cedric is hiding a dangerous secret of his own, together they hatch a scheme to make the best of Adelaide's deception. Complications soon arise - first as they cross the treacherous seas from Osfrid to Adoria, and later when Adelaide catches the attention of a powerful governor.

But no complication will prove quite as daunting as the potent attraction simmering between Adelaide and Cedric. An attraction that, if acted on, would scandalize the Glittering Court and make them both outcasts in wild, vastly uncharted lands....

©2016 Richelle Mead (P)2016 Listening Library
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  • Book 1

    • The Glittering Court: The Glittering Court, Book 1

    • By: Richelle Mead
    • Narrated by: Kristen Sieh
    • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,016
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 937
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 939

    Big and sweeping, spanning the refined palaces of Osfrid to the gold dust and untamed forests of Adoria, The Glittering Court tells the story of Adelaide, an Osfridian countess who poses as her servant to escape an arranged marriage and start a new life in Adoria, the New World. But to do that, she must join the Glittering Court.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I love this story!

    • By Anna Erikssön Bendewald on 04-15-16

    Regular price: $42.00

  • Book 2

    • Midnight Jewel

    • The Glittering Court, Book 2
    • By: Richelle Mead
    • Narrated by: Kyla Garcia
    • Length: 15 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 279
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 248
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 249

    A refugee of war, Mira was cast out of her home country and thrust into another, where the conditions were inhospitable at best. In a life-altering twist of fate, she is given the chance to escape once more, and she takes it, joining the Glittering Court.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not Richelle Mead's best...

    • By Lauren on 07-12-17

    Regular price: $42.00

  • Book 3

    • The Emerald Sea

    • The Glittering Court Series, Book 3
    • By: Richelle Mead
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden
    • Length: 17 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 144
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 130

    Tamsin Wright is unstoppable. She must become the Glittering Court's diamond: the girl with the highest test scores, the most glamorous wardrobe, and the greatest opportunities to match with an elite suitor in the New World. The final installment in Richelle Mead's sweeping, enthralling Glittering Court series answers the trilogy's biggest question: What is the secret that drives Tamsin to win at all costs?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • loved it. can't wait for a group follow up!

    • By michelle on 07-04-18

    Regular price: $38.50