children, were my life. Without them, I had nothing. But with them… With them,
I would take back my kingdom.”
the Indigo Kingdom conquered her homeland, Wilhelmina and other orphaned
children of nobility were taken to Skyvale, the Indigo Kingdom’s capital. Ten
years later, they are the Ospreys, experts at stealth and theft. With them,
Wilhelmina means to take back her throne.
She is a spy. Wil and her best friend, Melanie, infiltrate
Skyvale Palace to study their foes. They assume the identities of nobles from a
wraith-fallen kingdom, but enemies fill the palace, and Melanie’s behavior
grows suspicious. With Osprey missions becoming increasingly dangerous and
their leader more unstable, Wil can’t trust anyone.
She is a threat. Wraith is the toxic by-product of magic, and for
a century using magic has been forbidden. Still the wraith pours across the
continent, reshaping the land and animals into fresh horrors. Soon it will
reach the Indigo Kingdom. Wilhelmina’s magic might be the key to stopping the
wraith, but if the vigilante Black Knife discovers Wil’s magic, she will vanish
like all the others.
Jodi Meadows introduces a vivid new fantasy full
of intrigue, romance, dangerous magic, and one girl’s battle to reclaim her
place in the world.
HER FRIENDS HAVE TURNED. After her identity is
revealed during the Inundation, Princess Wilhelmina is kept prisoner by the
Indigo Kingdom, with the Ospreys lost somewhere in the devastated city. When
the Ospreys’ leader emerges at the worst possible moment, leaving Wil’s biggest
ally on his deathbed, she must become Black Knife to set things right.
HER MAGIC IS UNCONTROLLABLE. Wil’s power is to
animate, not to give true life, but in the wraithland she commanded a cloud of
wraith mist to save herself, and later ordered it solid. Now there is a living
boy made of wraith—destructive and deadly, and willing to do anything for her.
HER HEART IS TORN. Though she’s ready for her
crown, declaring herself queen means war. Caught between what she wants and
what is right, Wilhelmina realizes the throne might not even matter. Everyone
thought the wraith was years off, but already it’s destroying Indigo Kingdom
villages. If she can’t protect both kingdoms, soon there won’t be a land to
In this stunning conclusion to THE ORPHAN QUEEN,
Jodi Meadows follows Wilhelmina’s breathtaking and brave journey from orphaned
criminal on the streets to magic-wielding queen.