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One must fall for the other to rise.

‘Glows from start to finish . . . a marvel’ CHLOE GONG

‘Elizabeth Lim’s worlds and words are always magical’ XIRAN JAY ZHAO

Sisterhood bonds and courage are tested in the new tale from the New York Times bestselling author of Six Crimson Cranes and The Dragon’s Promise.

Channi was not born a monster. But when her own father offers her in sacrifice to the Demon Witch, she is forever changed. Cursed with a serpent’s face, Channi is the exact opposite of her beautiful sister, Vanna-the only person in the village who looks at Channi and doesn’t see a monster. The only person she loves and trusts.

Now seventeen, Vanna is to be married off in a vulgar contest that will enrich the coffers of the village leaders. Only Channi, who’s had to rely on her strength and cunning all these years, can defend her sister against the cruelest of the suitors. But in doing so, she becomes the target of his wrath – launching a grisly battle royale, a quest over land and sea, a romance between sworn enemies, and a choice that will strain Channi’s heart to its breaking point.

Elizabeth Lim is at the absolute top of her game in this thrilling yet heart-wrenching tale of courage, loyalty and the deep bonds of sisterhood.


Every page of Elizabeth Lim’s masterful writing shimmers with beauty and emotion’ ALEXANDRA BRACKEN


Magic leaps from every page’ AXIE OH



‘Lim is a master storytellerKERRI MANISCALCO

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Xiran Jay Zhao, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Iron Widow
Elizabeth Lim's worlds and words are always magical
Axie Oh, New York Times-bestselling author of The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea on The Dragon’s Promise
Magic leaps from every page of Lim's exquisite fairytale. Teeming with romance and adventure
June CL Tan, author of Jade Fire Gold on The Dragon's Promise
Elizabeth Lim's masterful storytelling immersed me in a vivid world full of magic and romance, and had me rooting for the star-crossed lovers at every turn
Stephanie Garber, New York and Sunday Times bestselling author of Once Upon a Broken Heart on Six Crimson Cranes
A dazzling fairy tale full of breathtaking storytelling
Tamora Pierce, New York Times bestselling author of Tempests and Slaughter on Spin the Dawn
An amazing creation!
Chloe Gong, New York Times bestselling author of These Violent Delights on Six Crimson Cranes
The perfect blend of whimsy and ferociousness, with twists and turns that will tug at your heartstrings
Natasha Ngan, New York Times bestselling author of Girls of Paper and Fire on Six Crimson Cranes
This is a gem for all lovers of whimsical fantasy!
Kristin Cashore, New York Times bestselling author of Graceling on Six Crimson Cranes
This book is magic!
Kerri Maniscalco, New York Times bestselling author of Kingdom of the Wicked on Six Crimson Cranes
Lim is a master storyteller which is apparent with every magical turn of the page
Melissa Bashardoust, author of Girl, Serpent, Thorn on Six Crimson Cranes
Elizabeth Lim takes readers on a captivating and wholly original journey
Alexandra Bracken, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Silver in the Bone
Every page of Elizabeth Lim's masterful writing shimmers with beauty and emotion. With characters who steal your heart, a rich world of legend, and a gorgeous romance, this is a journey you'll wish had no end
Chloe Gong, #1 New York Times bestselling author of These Violent Delights
Her Radiant Curse glows from start to finish. An origin story that stuns even knowing how it will end, bringing new beauty and darkness alike to Raikama's tale. Elizabeth Lim's writing is a marvel
Voice Magazine
'Her Radiant Curse is an enchanting and mesmerising fantasy novel that so utterly transports you to another world, that you are left disoriented when you are reluctantly pulled away from its pages
Her Radiant Curse blew me away with its breathtaking descriptions of the fantasy world that the author has created and her wonderfully crafted characters