Cat and her cousin are key players in a drama of dragons and politics. Everyone wants something from them - including the warlord who's conquering all Europa and the Cold Mages who dare defy him. But the Master of the Wild Hunt is most dangerous of all. He will command Cat's loyalty using what she holds most dear.
In a world where science and magic are at war, one girl must save those she loves, or lose everything.
Elliott's second Spiritwalker novel (after Cold Magic) explores a magical alternate Earth in all its intricate and colorful glory. The city of Adurnam is controlled by powerful cold mages, but rebellion is stirring, led by General Camjiata, a crafty warlord who seeks to unite Europa into one glorious empire. The cold mages of Four Moons House, who forced young noblewoman Catherine Hassi Barahal to wed the young mage Andevai Diarisso Haranwy, want her under their thumb, while Camjiata is determined to keep Cat close to fulfill a prophecy that will bring him to power. Desperate to escape her magically binding marriage and save her precognitive cousin, Bee, from the Wild Hunt, Cat seeks her mysterious father in the spirit world only to find worse trouble. Elliott skillfully blends intrigue and romance in this lively series about strong women caught among powerful and deadly forces.