The Kingdom of Back

The Kingdom of Back

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu comes a historical YA fantasy about a musical prodigy and the dangerous lengths she'll go to make history remember her—perfect for fans of Susanna Clarke and The Hazel Wood.

Two siblings. Two brilliant talents. But only one Mozart.

Born with a gift for music, Nannerl Mozart has just one wish—to be remembered forever. But even as she delights audiences with her masterful playing, she has little hope she'll ever become the acclaimed composer she longs to be. She is a young woman in 18th century Europe, and that means composing is forbidden to her. She will perform only until she reaches a marriageable age—her tyrannical father has made that much clear.

And as Nannerl's hope grows dimmer with each passing year, the talents of her beloved younger brother, Wolfgang, only seem to shine brighter. His brilliance begins to eclipse her own, until one day a mysterious stranger from a magical land appears with an irresistible offer. He has the power to make her wish come true—but his help may cost her everything.

In her first work of historical fiction, #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu spins a lush, lyrically-told story of music, magic, and the unbreakable bond between a brother and sister.

Title:The Kingdom of Back
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781524739027
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    The Kingdom of Back Reviews

  • Emily May

    I am going to tell you a story you already know. But listen carefully, because within it is one you have never heard before. Without a doubt, this is Marie Lu's most fascinating book to date.In sch...

  • Nick

    Who spread the rumor that Marie Lu has replicated herself and the army of hers is going to attack us with a million books during the upcoming years?...

  • jessica

    i love it when stories have the power to inspire action. i love that feeling when you turn the last page and you arent ready to let go of the story just yet, so you do something to make its presence l...

  • Cardan Greenbriar

    “But be wary of what you wish for,” he went on. “Wishes have a habit of surprising their makers.” I SHIT YOU NOT THIS BOOK REMINDS ME OF MY KINGDOM and me What great injustice that after 4 ...

  • Hamad

    I just started this and I have forgotten how magical Marie's writing style is!!...

  • Claudia Ramrez

    3.5 stars...

  • megs_bookrack

    **4.5-stars rounded up**Let's begin at the end, shall we? In the Author's Note to this enchanting tale, Marie Lu tells of her real-life inspiration for this story. A book over a decade in the making, ...

  • Melissa ? Dog/Wolf Lover ? Martin

    This came in my March Owlcrate. Pretty silver, shimery edges. And candle, socks, notecard, Art, lip balm, etc. Omg! I had no idea Mozart had a sister that was just as talented, but held back for being...

  • Miranda Reads

    I've been burned so many times... and yet here I am, crawling back for more. Can you smell the desperation? YouTube | Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Snapchat @miranda.reads...

  • Mara YA Mood Reader

    3/29/2020: Well that was depressing. A sad story, beautifully told. And so unlike most YA Historical Fiction/Fantasy, it was most refreshing. The Kingdom of Back was not at all what I expected it to b...