Jacket for 'The Girl King'


UK - Random House
Turkey - Artemis Yayinlari
Portugal - Planeta Manuscrito

The Girl King

By Meg Clothier

Published Mar 2011

It is 1177 in Georgia, the land of the Karts.

For twenty years King Giorgi has defended the throne of his fragile
kingdom against all comers. Now on the threshold of old age he faces a
grave new threat – he has no son to succeed him. There is only his
daughter, Tamar; a clever, indomitable and fearless girl.

When a revolt threatens her life, Tamar is sent to live in the
mountains, disguised as a boy, until a devastating betrayal places her
in the hands of her enemies. Her courageous escape convinces Giorgi
she should be his heir, but the nobles are outraged – no woman will
ever rule them.

While her father is alive, Tamar has some protection from the hostile
forces that surround her, but once he is dead, she is truly alone. She
must find the strength to control the bitterly warring factions at
court. She must win the respect of her friends and the fear of her
enemies. And she must marry a man of whom the elders approve.

But her heart belongs to a reckless boy from the mountains – a poor
match for a queen. With rebellion brewing at home and powerful foes
circling her borders, Tamar must make a terrible choice between the
man she loves and the land she adores …