Cat Barahal and her beloved cousin Bee think they have reached a safe place to shelter. But the Cold Mages who are conspiring to take them prisoner are closing in. The warlord who hopes to conquer all Europa is convinced their destiny is to aid him, whether they want to or not. And the man Cat was forced to marry is back, as vainly arrogant and annoyingly handsome as ever.
Worst of all, as Hallows' Night approaches, powers hidden deep within the spirit world are rising. Cat must seek allies against these threats and figure out who to trust, for if she makes the wrong choices, she'll lose everything.
Only one thing is certain. When Hallows' Night comes the Wild Hunt will ride- and it feeds on mortal blood.
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.
This book is so good! It's a twist of pure love and hate. It is action packed as well as super suspenseful. I'd read it many times and truthfully I have :)