Elantris by Brandon Sanderson

Elantris by Brandon Sanderson

Synopsis: Sarene, princess of Teod, sails to Arelon to marry their prince, only to find out upon her arrival that he has mysteriously died. Raoden, crown prince of Arelon, wakes up one morning covered the Sheod's signature black patches of skin and gets thrown in to Elantris. Once a grand city of magic, Elantris now houses the people affected by the Sheod after magic disappeared ten years previously. Hrathen, a high priest of the Shu-Dereth religion has entered Arelon in order to convert the nation and get them to join the Fjordell Empire.