Feature: The Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu
The Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu is available for pre-order and will be released on March 3rd! See why we are excited for The Kingdom of Back!
Check out the amazing pre-order incentive, a custom book pouch with art by Marie Lu herself! There is also a special instagram activation today, click #TheKingdomOfBack and go give some love to those posts too!
The Kingdom of Backby Marie Lu
Published by: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
on March 3, 2020
Genres: Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Fantasy
Bookshop, IndieBound, Audiobook through LibroFM
Two siblings. Two brilliant talents. But only one Mozart.
Born with a gift for music, Nannerl Mozart has just one wish--to be remembered forever. But even as she delights audiences with her masterful playing, she has little hope she'll ever become the acclaimed composer she longs to be. She is a young woman in 18th century Europe, and that means composing is forbidden to her. She will perform only until she reaches a marriageable age--her tyrannical father has made that much clear.
And as Nannerl's hope grows dimmer with each passing year, the talents of her beloved younger brother, Wolfgang, only seem to shine brighter. His brilliance begins to eclipse her own, until one day a mysterious stranger from a magical land appears with an irresistible offer. He has the power to make her wish come true--but his help may cost her everything.
In her first work of historical fiction, #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu spins a lush, lyrically-told story of music, magic, and the unbreakable bond between a brother and sister.
What We Hope to See in The Kingdom of Back
We already know Marie Lu does an amazing job with sibling dynamics (have you read….anything by her?!) and can’t wait to see what she does with the Mozart siblings. Here are some moments we hope to see playing out!
- Nannerl’s musical contributions did not survive the test of time. Why? I hope Marie gives us a reason!
- Historical fiction isn’t a genre we’ve read yet from Marie Lu so that in itself is really exciting!
- There’s magic!
- That Nannerl manages to maintain her music passions even though history and the time period say no. Maybe it takes place in The Kingdom of Back!