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Set in the world of the New York Times–bestselling Winner’s Trilogy, The Midnight Lie is an epic LGBTQ romantic fantasy about learning to free ourselves from the lies others tell us—and the lies we tell ourselves.

Where Nirrim lives, crime abounds, a harsh tribunal rules, and society’s pleasures are reserved for the High Kith. Life in the Ward is grim and punishing. People of her low status are forbidden from sampling sweets or wearing colors. You either follow the rules, or pay a tithe and suffer the consequences.

Nirrim keeps her head down, and a dangerous secret close to her chest.

But then she encounters Sid, a rakish traveler from far away, who whispers rumors that the High Kith possess magic. Sid tempts Nirrim to seek that magic for herself. But to do that, Nirrim must surrender her old life. She must place her trust in this sly stranger who asks, above all, not to be trusted.

 

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PRAISE FOR THE MIDNIGHT LIE

“Utterly immersive and gorgeous. Marie’s stories are the loveliest knives that cut you straight to the quick.”

— Roshani Chokshi, New York Times-bestselling author of The Gilded Wolves

“Lush, romantic, and powerful. In The Midnight Lie, Marie Rutkoski spins a sensuous tale about awakening to the truth.”

—Malinda Lo, Author of Ash

“There is no doubt this is going to be one of the most complex and compulsively readable fantasies of the year.” —Buzzfeed

“Stunning.” —Bustle

“Rutkoski offers a captivating LGBTQ love story, atmospheric in the vein of Bardugo’s Six of Crows.” —Publishers Weekly

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MEET THE AUTHOR

Tobias Everke

Marie Rutkoski is the author of The Shadow Society, the Kronos Chronicles, and the New York Times-bestselling Winner's Trilogy, which has garnered starred reviews from Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, and the Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, and was included in lists for Best Books of the Year by Amazon, YALSA, and Kirkus, among others. She is a professor at Brooklyn College and lives in New York City.

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