The Jewel

Lone City Trilogy

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Author: Amy Ewing

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Violet, born and raised in the Marsh, is destined for the Jewel. But not for the wealth or the beauty—because Violet will be a servant of the city. Trained as a surrogate for the royalty, Violet (now known only as #197) is bought by the Duchess of the Lake at auction. But she quickly learns of the brutal truths that lie beneath the Jewel’s glittering facade: the cruelty, backstabbing, and hidden violence that have become the royal way of life.

Violet must accept the fact that she will bear a child for the Duchess—and all the ugly realities of her existence...while trying to stay alive. But then a forbidden romance erupts between Violet and the handsome boy who is also under the Duchess’s control. Though his presence makes life in the Jewel a bit brighter, the consequences of their illicit relationship will cost them both more than they bargained for.