Sweet Black Waves

Sweet Black Waves

Not you without me, not me without you.

Two proud kingdoms stand on opposite shores, with only a bloody history between them.

As best friend and lady-in-waiting to the princess, Branwen is guided by two principles: devotion to her homeland and hatred for the raiders who killed her parents. When she unknowingly saves the life of her enemy, he awakens her ancient healing magic and opens her heart. Branwen begins to dream of peace, but the princess she serves is not so easily convinced. Fighting for what's right, even as her powers grow beyond her control, will set Branwen against both her best friend and the only man she's ever loved.

Inspired by the star-crossed tale of Tristan and Eseult, this is the story of the legend’s true heroine: Branwen. For fans of Graceling and The Mists of Avalon, this is the first book of a lush fantasy trilogy about warring countries, family secrets, and forbidden romance.

Title:Sweet Black Waves
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781250132857
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About Kristina Pérez

Kristina Pérez is the author of THE MYTH OF MORGAN LA FEY (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014). She holds a PhD in Medieval Literature from the University of Cambridge.


    Sweet Black Waves Reviews

  • Cait ? A Page with a View

    3.5 stars. I have been waiting forever for a YA retelling of Tristan and Iseult! Then my enthusiasm went to a whole new level when I saw hints of the Mabinogion in here, too. (Disclaimer: I am obsesse...

  • Jessica

    I received this book for free as part of BookSparks’ YA Summer Reading Challenge.Omg this was so amazing! I don’t know why people aren’t talking about this book. This could have totally been one...

  • Aimee ? | Aimee, Always

    A very realistic conversation between me and this book Me: Feuding kingdoms, you say?Sweet Black Waves: Oh, yes! But let me warn you that at least the first 70% of this book is just about Branwen blu...

  • Vic James

    I want to sail away on those sweet black waves! Sail away to romance and wild magic and chivalrous tournaments and shipwrecks and ... oh yes ... danger and disaster and HEARTBREAK. (Wait, wait... no-o...

  • Sabrina

    wow I’m really emotional. don’t miss out on this one. RTC- - -- update: "SWEET BLACK WAVES is the first in a fantasy trilogy" THANK GOD ...

  • kath ? novelandfolk

    ODAI ETI AMAI hate and I love I loved so many elements of this Tristan and Isolde retelling, particularly those to do with the Celtic inspired mythology and magic. The story notwithstanding, I could w...

  • Lexi

    It’s 330 am i am sitting at work trying not to cry or tear my heart out because this book completely ruined me. I felt as sick as branny did at the end, when it all just went down. This story was be...

  • Christie«SHBBblogger»

    Title: Sweet Black WavesSeries: Sweet Black Waves #1Author: Kristina Pérez Release date: May 5, 2018Cliffhanger: YesTime stood still. There was no blood or fire, no Iveriu or Kernyv. There was only ...

  • Heather Ezell

    I read SWEET BLACK WAVES during a coastal retreat in the PNW this past winter and it was the peeeeeeeeerfect location to become entrenched in the lands of Iveriu and Kernyv and this stunner of a story...

  • Christine Spoors

    I picked up a copy of Sweet Black Waves at YALC 2018 so that I could meet the author, I am so glad I did because this is now one of my favourite books of the year.This is a fantasy retelling of Trista...