Reap the Whirlwind by Rachel Starr Thomson
Approx. 46,900 words.
Published on April 27, 2012.
Beren is a city in constant unrest: ruled by a ruthless upper class and harried by a band of rebels who want change. Its one certainty is that the two sides do not, and will not, meet.
But children know little of sides or politics, and Anna and Kyara—a princess and a peasant girl—let their chance meeting grow into a deep friendship. Until the day Kyara’s family is slaughtered by Anna’s people...