Welcome to Queer Books Unbound today! We’re super excited to share the cover for the second installment in M.A. Grant’s Darkest Court series. The Marked Prince will be out in August with Carina Press! Scroll down to see the gorgeous cover art.
A royal bastard forced into exile must return to the glittering Summer Court and its violent political games in The Marked Prince, the next book in M.A. Grant’s enthralling The Darkest Court series.
Centuries ago, Sebastian left his royal Seelie title behind to find sanctuary among the Unseelie. Now, if he intends to remain with them, he must kidnap Prince Lyne’s defected older brother out from under the nose of King Oberon himself. A daunting task at the best of times, it’s only made more difficult when he finds the Summer Court in a state of disarray.
The Green Man—the Summer Knight—is dead. The oppressed lower castes are drained of their magick. And around every corner, political machinations threaten an already-unstable regime.
Sebastian’s only hope of navigating the new perils of the Court and bringing the prince home lies with Duine, a magickless Unseelie servant desperate to win his freedom. A servant for whom he’s developing a dangerous, deepening affection.
When a powerful enemy steps from the shadows, it could spell the end not just for the Unseelie, but for both Faerie courts. Sebastian must decide what is more important: completing his mission and earning his future security, or risking his very life to ensure freedom for the man he loves.
Cover art for THE MARKED PRINCE and PRINCE OF AIR AND DARKNESS created by Blake Morrow for Carina Press
M.A. Grant has always loved reading and writing, but fell in love with the romance genre when she started working at an independent bookstore in high school. After meeting her husband in college, they began a steady northward migration and are now happily living in the rugged beauty of Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula. When she’s not calling out to passing ravens or making a cup of tea, she’s writing dark and moving stories.