A dazzling new fantasy trilogy set in a mix of Elizabethan and frontier worlds that's dripping with romance from Richelle Mead, #1 bestselling author of Vampire Academy.
In a world where women are bartered like property, this trilogy will follow three girls who empower themselves to carve out the lives they want.
Set in the fantasy lands of Osfrid and Adoria, which contain features reminiscent of Elizabethan England, Colonial New England, and Gold Rush Era California, this first book tells the story of Ada, 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 capable of arranging powerful and wealthy marriages in the New World. But Ada's challenge is to disguise her royal breeding--and figure out a way to avoid yet another loveless arrangement in a society where a woman's only role is wife.