A Crane Among Wolves

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To save her sister, a teen girl becomes entangled in a political conspiracy with an enigmatic prince in this fiery new YA novel from the bestselling author of The Red Palace.

Joseon (Korea), 1506. The people suffer under the reign of the tyrant King Yeonsan, powerless to stop him from kidnapping and abusing women and girls. Iseul has lived a sheltered life. When her sister becomes the king’s latest prey, Iseul leaves her village in hopes of stealing her sister back. But the king’s power is absolute, and to challenge his rule is certain death.

Prince Daehyun lives in the shadow of his despicable half brother, the king, and aches to find a way to dethrone the king once and for all. When staging a coup, failure is fatal, and he’ll need help to pull it off—but there’s no way to know whom he can trust.

When Iseul's and Daehyun's fates collide, their contempt for each other is transcended only by their mutual hate for the king.

June Hur is a bestselling and Edgar Award-winning author of the YA historicals, including The Silence of BonesThe Forest of Stolen Girls, and The Red Palace. Born in South Korea, June spent her formative years in the USA, Canada, and South Korea before studying History and Literature at the University of Toronto, and working at the city’s public library. Her work has been featured in Forbes, NPR, The New York Times, CBC, and KBS. June resides in Toronto with her family and can be spotted writing in coffee shops

 "Captivating mystery, political intrigue, and a perilously beautiful romance. A Crane Among Wolves excels at suspense even with true history’s outline. June Hur reigns supreme in making the past come alive." —Chloe Gong, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of These Violent Delights

"Gripping and devastating, June Hur’s lush writing brings history to life in this intricately plotted tale of love, betrayal, and political intrigue, where hope ultimately shines through the darkness. A Crane Among Wolves drew me in from the very first page, and will no doubt become a favorite for readers as it did for me." —Ann Liang, New York Times-bestselling author of I Hope This Doesn't Find You

"BRILLIANT! There were literally moments in this book where I forgot to breathe." —Ellen Oh, award-winning author and co-founder of We Need Diverse Books

"The romance and found family elements offer moments of hope to balance the darkness. ... An intense mystery and slow-burn romance that highlight a historical moment. Recommended for all YA ­collections." —School Library Journal

"Award-winner Hur’s latest historical intrigue is well researched and doesn’t shy away from depicting elements of this real king’s brutal history, and the resulting tale is immersive, intense, and engagingA page-turner." —Kirkus Reviews

"Twists and secrets, political and personal, propel the intricate plot and keep readers on edge. Which details matter and which are mere coincidence? Hur masterfully allows readers to discover the truth right alongside her protagonists." —Booklist

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