“Kelly Braffet is extraordinary . . . Familiar yet entirely unique, THE UNWILLING is the sort of story that seeps under your skin and pulses there, intimate and vibrant and alive. Fantasy at its most sublime.”

Erin Morgenstern, bestselling author of The Night Circus
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The Unwilling, a novel by Kelly Braffet

The Unwilling

A novel by Kelly Braffet

The Unwilling is the story of Judah, a foundling born with a special gift and raised inside Highfall castle along with Gavin, the son and heir to Lord Elban’s vast empire. Judah and Gavin share an unnatural bond that is both the key to her survival…and possibly her undoing.

As Gavin is groomed for his future role, Judah comes to realize that she has no real position within the kingdom, in fact, no hope at all of ever traveling beyond its castle walls. Elban—a lord as mighty as he is cruel—has his own plans for her, for all of them.

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A new @KellyBraffet is something to be celebrated, and if you loved Kelly's fantasy epic THE UNWILLING, you'll want the next one in the series - THE BROKEN TOWER! I cannot wait to read this. https://bookshop.org/books/the-broken-tower/9780778331797

@adamm0rgan So excited for:
THE BROKEN TOWER by @KellyBraffet #Mira
THE VERIFIERS by Jane Pek @VintageAnchor
HOW STRANGE A SEASON by @mayhewbergman @ScribnerBooks
ANCESTOR TROUBLE @maudnewton @randomhouse
MARRYING THR KETCHUPS by @jenniferclose @AAKnopf
A MAP FOR THE MISSING @belinda

Just want to say that if you find yourself at the Union Sq B&N, there are 5 copies of one of my most favorite books. This dark little number by @KellyBraffet is astonishing, even 8 years later.

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reviews & blurbs

  • “Braffet’s skillful portrayal of unresolved grief and shattered relationships will secure the author’s place as a novelist of note.”
    Library Journal