Raybearer

Raybearer

Nothing is more important than loyalty.
But what if you’ve sworn to protect the one you were born to destroy?


Tarisai has always longed for the warmth of a family. She was raised in isolation by a mysterious, often absent mother known only as The Lady. The Lady sends her to the capital of the global empire of Aritsar to compete with other children to be chosen as one of the Crown Prince’s Council of 11. If she’s picked, she’ll be joined with the other Council members through the Ray, a bond deeper than blood. That closeness is irresistible to Tarisai, who has always wanted to belong somewhere. But The Lady has other ideas, including a magical wish that Tarisai is compelled to obey: Kill the Crown Prince once she gains his trust. Tarisai won’t stand by and become someone’s pawn—but is she strong enough to choose a different path for herself?

Title:Raybearer
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781419739828
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    Raybearer Reviews

  • Joel Rochester

    I have uploaded a video review here A written review to come!...

  • C.G. Drews

    This book is just a RAY of excellence, and I will not apologise for using a completely appropriate title pun just now 😌 because I speak truth. I just absolutely adored every page?! (Well I listened...

  • Bookishrealm

    What a PHENOMENAL YA debut fantasy! I mean I haven't read anything like this ever. And please please please if you read this book do not attempt to compare it to Children of Blood and Bone. 4.5 StarsT...

  • Jthbooks

    IS THERE A BOOK TWO? I NEED A BOOK TWO! LIKE YESTERDAY ...

  • Rebecca Roanhorse

    A really unique and intricately plotted YA fantasy that was like nothing I've ever read. I absolutely love when I am surprised by a book, and this one definitely did that. The worldbuilding and magic ...

  • Bethany

    "What if you were sworn to protect the one you were born to destroy?"Raybearer is an impressive debut with an immersive world, complex characters, and an unexpected plot. It is well worth your time. T...

  • Shealea

    Here it is, the best fantasy I'll ever read in 2020. I finished Raybearer at around 3:30 AM. But I needed a good night's sleep to process my initial thoughts:📌 My standards for YA fantasy have been...

  • Abbie | epochnovels

    As magical as The Lion King, and as luscious as The Wrath and the Dawn—a simply refreshing debut, teeming with life, love, and color.In the global empire of Aritsar, love-starved Tarisai is compelle...

  • Kelsea

    4.5 stars!This. Was. BRILLIANT. YA fantasy has become such a tough sell for me (I've just read so much of it), but I'm still tempted to read it -- especially when a new #ownvoices / diverse read comes...

  • CW (The Quiet Pond) ?

    Read my full review on my book blog, The Quiet Pond.Wow... what an amazing book. This is the sort of book where how long it is doesn't matter - once you're pulled into its incredible story, you're on ...