The Pursual: Book 1 of The Nome Chronicles
Neith and Invier are madly in love, yet destined for an unhappy ever after.
Given his family's low ranking, Neith revives a long-abandoned competition - the Pursual. The prize is the girl and an alliance with her influential family.
Entered into the competition without his consent, Invier becomes suspicious of Neith's motives. Still, he must win, or see his love married to a rival. The mysterious deaths of competitors, the discovery of dark secrets, and a growing rebellion mean that nothing will come easy.
Will the competition meant to bring them together pull them apart? Delve into this young adult dystopian to find out.