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The Winner's Trilogy

The Winner’s Trilogy – Marie Rutkoski’s young adult fantasy The Winner’s Trilogy follows 17-year-old Kestrel, a general’s daughter in an empire that revels in war and enslaves the people it conquers, and Arin, a slave. Kestrel buys Arin on an impulse and, despite the two’s vastly different backgrounds and their impossibility of being together, they fall in love. As war ravages their countries, their love is put at even higher stakes as they must choose between each other or their loyalties to their homes. Beginning with The Winners Curse, Kestrel’s story is a romance made up of high stakes, secrets, and the risk of losing everything she loves.
“Rich characterization, exquisite worldbuilding and rock-solid storytelling make this a fantasy of unusual intelligence and depth. . . . The intricate and suspenseful plot, filled with politics, intrigue and even graphic violence, features neither heroes nor villains; every character displays a complex mixture of talents, flaws and motives…Breathtaking, tragic and true.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review, for The Winner’s Curse

  • The Winner's Kiss
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    • The Winner's Kiss

    • The Winner's Trilogy (Volume 3)
      Marie Rutkoski
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    • The stunning conclusion to the Winner's Trilogy.

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  • The Winner's Crime
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    • The Winner's Crime

    • The Winner's Trilogy (Volume 2)
      Marie Rutkoski
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    • Following your heart can be a crime

      A royal wedding is what most girls dream about. It means one celebration after another: balls, fireworks, and revelry until dawn. But...

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  • The Winner's Curse
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    • The Winner's Curse

    • The Winner's Trilogy (Volume 1)
      Marie Rutkoski
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    • A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

      Winning what you want may cost you everything you love
      They were never meant to be together. As a general's daughter,...

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Marie Rutkoski

Marie Rutkoski is the author of The Winner's Trilogy, The Kronos Chronicles, and The Shadow Society. Rutkoski is currently a professor at Brooklyn College, where she teaches Renaissance Drama, children’s literature and creative writing. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Stephen Scott Gross