Kiersten White announces new high fantasy series


in the shadows kiersten white jim di bartoloThe rights for three books of a new high fantasy series by Kiersten White (Paranormalcy) have been sold to Delacorte and Random House U.K.  The series, titled the Conqueror’s Saga has been described by Publisher’s Weekly as “a teenage Game of Thrones set in the Ottoman Empire”.  White describes the series as an alternative history of Vlad the Impaler and Mehmed the Conqueror.

“What if Vlad the Impaler, the brutal prince, had been Lada the Impaler, the brutal princess? And what if Lada, Radu, and Mehmed had been locked in a poisonous triangle, with their ruthless ambitions second only to their love for each other?” said White.

White’s announcement has caused some controversy among fans of young adult literature, who have questioned the cultural accuracy of White’s new series and the problematic representation of a Turkish sultan who is still held up as a hero today in Turkey and the Islamic world.

Daughter of the Dragon, the first book of the Conqueror’s Saga, is slated for publication in 2016.

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