The Hollow Heart by Marie Rutkoski

The Hollow Heart by Marie Rutkoski

At the end of The Midnight Lie, Nirrim offered up her heart to the God of Thieves in order to restore her people’s memories of their city’s history. The Half Kith who once lived imprisoned behind the city’s wall now realize that many among them are powerful. Meanwhile, the person Nirrim once loved most, Sid, has returned to her home country of Herran, where she must navigate the politics of being a rogue princess who has finally agreed to do her duty. In the Herrani court, rumours begin to grow of a new threat rising across the sea, of magic unleashed on the world, and of a cruel, black-haired queen who can push false… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Coerced drug abuse recounted
  • Blood depiction
  • Dead bodies
  • Amputation recounted
  • Decapitation, on-page
  • Murder & attempted murder
  • Gun violence
  • Poisoning