Ruin of Stars (Mask of Shadows) (Paperback)

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Ruin of Stars (Mask of Shadows) (Paperback)


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This is book number 2 in the Mask of Shadows series.

Staff Reviews

In this exciting (and bloody) sequel to "Mask of Shadows", the domineering nation of Erland has invaded the foundling nation of Igna, and Sal -- part of the queen's elite assassins -- is tasked with finding those responsible for this invasion and stop them. It helps those responsible are also on Sal's list of people who need to pay for the destruction of their birth nation and the death of their family. Sal is forced to face their demons, uncover plots, and exact revenge for their lost country and culture as they try to find peace, both between Erland and Igna and within themselves. An excellent conclusion to a unique series.

— Melissa Fox

The thrilling conclusion to the Mask of Shadows duology, that weaves a tale of magic, shadows, and most importantly, revenge.

They took my home. I'll take their heads.

As one of the Queen's elite assassins, gender fluid Sal finally has the power, prestige, and permission to hunt down the lords who killed their family. But Sal still has to figure out who the culprits are. They must enlist the help of some old friends and enemies while ignoring a growing distaste for the queen and that the charming Elise is being held prisoner by her father.

But there's something terribly wrong in the north. Talk of the return of shadows, missing children, and magic abounds. As Sal takes out the people responsible for their ruined homeland, Sal learns secrets and truths that can't be forgotten.

Ruin of Stars is a dark and heart-pounding story of magic and revenge, perfect for readers looking for:

  • queer and gay young adult fiction
  • epic tween and teen fantasy
  • non-binary and genderfluid representation
  • lesbian and gay dystopian novels
  • dazzling world-building and relatable characters

Praise for Mask of Shadows:

"I love every aspect of this amazing book—a genderfluid hero, a deadly contest, and vicious courtly intrigue. Get! Read! Now!" —Tamora Pierce, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"Compelling and relatable characters, a fascinating world with dangerous magic, and a dash of political intrigue: Mask of Shadows completely delivered. Fantasy fans will love this book."—Jodi Meadows, New York Times bestselling coauthor of My Lady Jane

"An intriguing world and a fantastically compelling main character make for a can't-miss debut. Miller's Mask of Shadows will make you glad you're not an assassin—and even gladder Sal is."—Kiersten White, New York Times bestselling author of And I Darken and Now I Rise

"It is fabulous. Go forth and read the Hunger Games-like craftiness and intensity, Kaz Brekker-ish determination and moral questionability, and utterly charming romance." - LGBTQ Reads

"Uber bloody and action packed, Mask of Shadows is the book for anyone who loves a heavy dose of grit and gore with their fantasy." -

Don't miss the Linsey Miller's highly anticipated standalone YA fantasy Belle Révolte, available now!

A wayward biologist from Arkansas, Linsey previously worked as a crime lab intern, neuroscience lab assistant, and pharmacy technician. She can be found writing about science and magic anywhere there’s coffee. She is the author of the Mask of Shadows duology, Belle Revolte, and What We Devour. Visit her online at

Product Details ISBN: 9781492678793
ISBN-10: 1492678791
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Publication Date: August 6th, 2019
Pages: 416
Language: English
Series: Mask of Shadows