Book 2 in the epic romantic fantasy novella series, The Forgotten Kingdom.
Caya and Morgan are running out of time to save their kingdoms from Arnost. Lacking the numbers necessary to face him head-on, they launch a two-pronged assault: a sabotage mission to disrupt his supply lines, and a whisper campaign designed to provoke unrest.
As determined as Caya is to stop him, when faced with the reality of having to fight against her own people, she finds her resolve wavering. But witnessing the devastation her army has wrought proves her people aren't blameless, and grappling with how to punish those guilty of atrocities while also protecting the innocent is almost more than she can bear.
Morgan wonders if bringing her on the mission was a mistake. Uncertain of whether he can trust her to do what must be done, he is forced to reckon with the fact that however much he has come to identify with her, he cannot let her stand in the way of his efforts to protect his own people.