To Free the Stars (A Jack and Ivy Novel)
HISTORICAL ROMANCE I ACTION & ADVENTURE I THRILLER I ESPIONAGE
This white-knuckled conclusion to The Brilliance of Stars takes readers on a breathless adventure from the speakeasies of America to the Horse Guards Parade in London, an ancient cemetery outside Paris, and back to the Eastern European strongholds where the Vales’ tragedy first began.
“Fate is fickle and the stars are silent, but I do know this: No matter how difficult the circumstances or how savagely the world tries to tear us apart, I am here with you.”
Ten years have passed since Jack and Ivy, elite operatives for the secret agency Talon, rescued their friend Philip and completed their fateful mission. The 1920s are in full swing as American speakeasies thrive amid Prohibition, and despite the team’s best efforts, the deadly cult, the Order of the Rising Moon, lives on in the shadows. Which is no surprise to Ivy; nothing has gone as she expected since that day after Poenari Castle.
When a wave of assassinations strikes world leaders, intel confirms the Order’s involvement. Ivy holds them responsible for the tragedy that changed her life, and she is determined to find and destroy the villains once and for all—but she must do so before their relentless assassin eliminates his next target. Her.
Except, there’s something oddly familiar about the way he moves, the way he anticipates each of her moves. It’s as if he knows her. But that’s not possible. Is it? Ivy will have to rely on every skill she’s learned if she hopes to survive—and save those she loves. No matter the cost.
Bestselling author J’nell Ciesielski wraps up the Jack and Ivy novels with yet another thrilling adventure filled with glamorous espionage and a boundless romance.
“To Free the Stars is a fast-paced, thrill ride of a spy novel, tempered by moments of profound tenderness and emotion. J’nell Ciesielski writes with energy and passion, bringing brilliant life to two dynamic characters battling extremes on every front. A star-bright story of perseverance, devotion, and above all, love.”
—Mimi Matthews, USA TODAY bestselling author of The Belle of Belgrave Square
"If you love the Marvel movies, particularly Captain America, you'll love this book. It picks up ten years after the first, and is a race to finding what's been lost, redemption, justice v. mercy, grace v. reality. It's a story that pounds and waits. Races and whispers. Set in the 1920s, it was an enjoyable read with international intrigue and a trace of the fantastical."
"To Free the Stars is a fast-paced, thrill ride of a spy novel, tempered by moments of profound tenderness and emotion. J’nell Ciesielski writes with energy and passion, bringing brilliant life to two dynamic characters battling extremes on every front. A star-bright story of perseverance, devotion, and above all, love."
MEET THE AUTHOR
Bestselling author with a passion for heart-stopping adventure and sweeping love stories, J’nell Ciesielski weaves fresh takes into romances of times gone by. When not creating dashing heroes and daring heroines, she can be found dreaming of Scotland, indulging in chocolate of any kind, or watching old black-and-white movies. She is a Florida native who now lives in Virginia with her husband, daughter, and lazy beagle.
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