Destroy the Day

Destroy the Day

By Author / Illustrator

Brigid Kemmerer



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Bloomsbury Publishing PLC




Paperback / softback




In the thrilling conclusion to the Defy the Night series, New York Times bestselling author Brigid Kemmerer crafts heartrending twists and devastating turns that will keep readers breathless to the very end.

Left for dead, but desperate to survive... they have one last chance to save their kingdom. Prince Corrick is out of options. Held captive by the vicious Oren Crane, he's desperate to reunite with Tessa, but will need to ally with the rebel leader Lochlan, who until now wished him dead. An unlikely but deadly pair, Corrick and Lochlan must plot their next moves carefully...

An island away, Tessa Cade is heartbroken and angry. Grieving Corrick, and unsure how to find a way back to Kandala, she doesn't know who to trust. Until Rian - the man she trusts least - makes an offer: aid in a plot to finally oust Oren Crane and see what the future holds...

Meanwhile in Kandala, Harristan is dethroned and on the run. He's struggling to unite the rebels in his fractured kingdom, but he finds support - and maybe more - in unexpected places.  Can Harristan be the king his people need? Can Corrick and Tessa find their way back to each other? As outside threats loom and the fires of revolution burn from within, time is running out to save their kingdom.

See the full series:   Defy the Night (book 1)Defend the Dawn (book 2) ;  Destroy the Day (book 3)



Destroy the Day is the final book from the magnificent Defy the Night series. Believe me when I say that, when you pick up this book, be prepared for heart-rending twists and turns that will keep you totally engaged until the very last page...

Prince Corrick is, along with rebel leader Lochlan, being held captive by the vicious Oren Crane. He will need to work with his one time enemy Lochlan in order to get back to Tessa and make sure that Oren doesn't get to rule Ostriary. Will they be able to put the past behind them and work together? An island away, Tessa is heartbroken and angry as she believes Corrick is dead. With only Rocco by her side, how are they to find a way back to Kandala? Who else can she trust on this island? Meanwhile in Kandala, Harristan has been dethroned and on the run. He's struggling to unite the rebels in his fractured kingdom, but finds support - and maybe more - in unexpected places.

Destroy The Day has 543 is full of power, intrigue, loyalty, politics, rebellion and romance that will have any 13+ reader glued to its pages. The author, who clearly knows how to engage her target audience, has developed her wonderful characters throughout the series and successfully added new ones in order to keep the readers interest. This has been a breathtaking series that has grabbed my attention, put me through a range of emotions and then stolen my heart.

448 pages / Reviewed by Linda Brown, school librarian

Suggested Reading Age 14+


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