$19.21
  • + $14.98 Delivery
In stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon US.
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Crown of Feathers Hardcover – 12 February 2019

4.6 out of 5 stars 56 ratings

See all 5 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle
Hardcover
$19.21
$19.21
US imports may differ from local products. Additional terms apply. Learn More.

Amazon Global Store

  • International products have separate terms and are sold from abroad and may differ from local products including fit, age rating, and language of product, labeling, or instructions.
  • Manufacturer warranty may not apply but you may have other rights under law.
  • Learn more about Amazon Global Store

Get 90 days FREE of Amazon Music Unlimited
with the purchase of any eligible product. Shop now

Amazon Global Store

  • International products have separate terms and are sold from abroad and may differ from local products including fit, age rating, and language of product, labeling, or instructions.
  • Manufacturer warranty may not apply but you may have other rights under law.
  • Learn more about Amazon Global Store
click to open popover

Frequently bought together

  • Crown of Feathers
  • +
  • Heart of Flames
  • +
  • The Shadows Between Us
Total Price: $76.96
Buy the selected items together

Product details

Product description

Review

"Crown of Feathers is epic in the truest sense...it's the perfect series kickoff."--Quill and Quire "January 2019"

"Set in a world of warrior queens and their fierce phoenixes, Nicki Pau Preto's CROWN OF FEATHERS is absolutely unforgettable. It draws you in with the first flaming feather and doesn't let go. Fans of magical creatures, get in line, because I haven't loved a phoenix this much since Dumbledore's Fawkes. This is an instant favorite." --Kendare Blake, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Three Dark Crowns series

Gr 7 Up-Phoenix Riders are the warriors and heroes who defend their kingdom with the help of phoenixes. When a war between two sisters rips their kingdom apart, the Riders are hunted and phoenix eggs become scarce. Veronyka dreams of being a Phoenix Rider and even begins to bond with a newly hatched phoenix until her sister, in an attempt to control Veronyka, kills the legendary bird. Disguised as a boy named Nyk, Veronyka leaves her home and joins the remaining Riders, caring for animals and helping the local commander's handsome son Tristan train with his phoenix for battle. Just as Veronyka feels like she's made a place for herself, her sister appears and things get complicated in the web of lies surrounding them. In the midst of this sticky situation, the army finds the Riders and marches to destroy their stronghold. The novel begins a little slowly as world-building develops, but it soon becomes an action-packed adventure that will leave fans of epic fantasies eager to find out more. The ending is the perfect setup for a sequel. VERDICT Recommended for fantasy shelves.-Terri Lent, Patrick Henry High School, Ashland, VA--School Library Journal "December 2018"

Queen Nefyra was the first in a long line of Rider Queens, women who walked through fire and emerged to ride the great phoenixes. Hundreds of years later, with Riders called rebels and phoenixes almost never seen, Veronyka has only one dream: to become a Rider. Her sister Val had once wanted the same thing, but a great betrayal has split the siblings apart. Veronyka seeks out the hidden Riders, dressing as a boy named Nyk to infiltrate their training program. Meanwhile, Val lurks in the shadows, and her return could ruin everything as the two mage sisters relive the great war that left their world divided. Also included in this story are enslaved Sev and apprentice Rider Tristan, who are both connected to the legendary phoenixes in strange ways. Interspersed between alternating chapters are pieces of scripture about Nefyra and the history of phoenix riders. This is a new twist on fantasy favorites, and Pau Preto's first novel is as ambitious as it is lyrical. -- Stacey Comfort--Booklist "Nov 1, 2018"

Veronyka has always dreamed of becoming one of the fierce Phoenix Riders--warriors who once defended the Golden Empire but have since been banned. Desperate to join the now all-male Riders, she breaks away from the control of her manipulative sister, Val, and disguises herself as a boy to join the secret group outside the fringes of the empire. There she finds allies in the Commander's son, Tristan, and later Sev, an empire soldier on the other side, and all three viewpoints are interlaced with bits of history, mythology, and phoenix biology that breathe life into the tale. The characters are well developed and the cast is unusually strong on representation, with broad racial diversity (Veronyka's brown skin is prominently noted) and a same-sex romance (plus the possibility that Tristan is attracted to Veronyka in her male guise). The novel reflects its phoenix motif in the theme of rebirth that symbolically impacts each of the characters as they remake themselves into stronger people. The well-paced plot is chock-full of shocking revelations, betrayals, and moments of empowerment in the face of adversity that give this novel an epic scope and set up the beginning of a promising book series. A glossary and timeline help readers keep track of the intricate world building. --BCCB "January 2019"

"A beautifully told story about justice, sisterhood, and warrior women. This richly woven world had me turning pages well into the night. Nicki Pau Preto is one to watch!"--Shea Ernshaw, New York Times bestselling author of THE WICKED DEEP

Crown of Feathers is a feast of magic, action, and romance. An immersive, deeply satisfying fantasy that will stay with you long after the story is finished. Nicki Pau Preto is an author to watch!--From Elly Blake, New York Times Bestselling author of FROSTBLOOD

"The unique and imaginative world of the Phoenix Riders had my rapt attention from the first sentence. Nicki Pau Preto is a bright new talent, and I can't wait to read more!"--Morgan Rhodes, New York Times Bestselling author of the Falling Kingdoms series

"A fierce and incendiary tale of warrior women, sisterhood, and the choices that define us, all set in a soaring new world that readers will fall in love with. I couldn't put it down."--Lisa Maxwell, New York Times bestselling author of the Last Magician series

About the Author

Nicki Pau Preto is a graphic designer and YA author living just outside Toronto, Canada. Her favorite stories have always been the ones that take her somewhere new, with characters she can love and worlds she can get lost in. Like all starving artists, she considers bargain shopping a competitive sport and Froot Loops a suitable meal replacement.

From the Publisher

Customer reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
4.6 out of 5
56 customer ratings
How does Amazon calculate star ratings?

Review this product

Share your thoughts with other customers
Reviewed in Australia on 29 May 2019
Verified Purchase
Reviewed in Australia on 4 August 2019
TOP 500 REVIEWER
Reviewed in Australia on 25 April 2019
Reviewed in Australia on 29 June 2019

Top international reviews

V. O'Regan
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful tale of sisters and phoenixes
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 26 April 2019
Verified Purchase
4 people found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Ellis
4.0 out of 5 stars Crown of Feathers is a fantastic fantasy novel.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 1 August 2019
Verified Purchase
2 people found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Sallie Raven
2.0 out of 5 stars Life is too short and iteresting
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 15 April 2020
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Purplerose2030
4.0 out of 5 stars A great start
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 26 April 2019
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Chris
5.0 out of 5 stars Aamzing
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 12 May 2020
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
denise rose
5.0 out of 5 stars Warrior Queens and Phoenixes!!!
Reviewed in Canada on 21 February 2019
Verified Purchase
4 people found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Jessi Fournier
5.0 out of 5 stars MUST READ!
Reviewed in Canada on 13 February 2019
Verified Purchase
3 people found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Carol Flores
4.0 out of 5 stars Review form GR
Reviewed in Mexico on 21 March 2020
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Liane
5.0 out of 5 stars Phoenixes and warrior queens, what more could you ask for?
Reviewed in Canada on 22 March 2019
Verified Purchase
2 people found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Sunny Talbot
5.0 out of 5 stars Very well written
Reviewed in Canada on 20 February 2019
Verified Purchase
3 people found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Amazon Kunde
4.0 out of 5 stars love the world building
Reviewed in Germany on 14 June 2019
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Brittany
5.0 out of 5 stars Fiery Warrior Phoenix Riders!
Reviewed in the United States on 13 February 2019
Verified Purchase
review image
24 people found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Jess
5.0 out of 5 stars Whoa!
Reviewed in the United States on 13 February 2019
Verified Purchase
19 people found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Zoe
5.0 out of 5 stars An Exciting and Beautiful New Fantasy Series
Reviewed in the United States on 29 March 2019
Verified Purchase
17 people found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Erika Davis
5.0 out of 5 stars Badass bravery and firey goodness!
Reviewed in the United States on 19 June 2019
Verified Purchase
10 people found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse