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The kinder poison / Natalie Mae.

Mae, Natalie, (author.).


In the magical kingdom of Orkena, Zahru has long dreamed of a life beyond the desert, even though she knows her lowly position as a stable girl who can commune with animals will never afford her such a luxury. All that changes when the ailing ruler invokes an ancient tradition known as the Crossing. It's a death-defying race across the desert, in which the first of his heirs to finish--and take the life of a human sacrifice at the journey's end--will ascend to the throne and be granted unparalleled abilities. As preparations and celebrations commence, Zahru jumps at the chance to experience a small taste of glamour by sneaking into the palace. But the minor indiscretion quickly turns into the worst mistake of her life as she gets caught up in a feud between the heirs and is ultimately forced to become the Crossing's human sacrifice. Zahru is left with only one hope for survival: somehow figuring out how to overcome the most powerful people in the world.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781984835215
  • ISBN: 1984835211
  • ISBN: 9781984835222
  • ISBN: 198483522X
  • ISBN: 9780780484221
  • Physical Description: 406 pages : map ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Razorbill, 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Publisher,publishing date, binding, and paging may vary.
Target Audience Note:
12-17 years
Young adult
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 5.4 17 515287.
Awards Note:
Truman Readers Award nominee, 2022-2023.
Subject: Magic > Juvenile fiction.
Queens > Juvenile fiction.
Kings and rulers > Juvenile fiction.
Contests > Juvenile fiction.
Human sacrifice > Juvenile fiction.
Young women > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Young adult fiction.
Action and adventure fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Teen fiction.
Missouri Truman Readers.

Available copies

  • 73 of 74 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Rolla Public.


  • 0 current holds with 74 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Rolla Public Library YA MAE (Text) 38256101875957 Young Adult Available -

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