Set in the world of the New York Times bestselling Seven Realms series, a generation later, this is a breathtaking story of dark magic, chilling threats, and two unforgettable characters walking a knife-sharp line between life and death. This dazzling beginning to a new series is indispensable for fans of Cinda Williams Chima and a perfect starting point for readers who are new to her work.
Adrian sul’Han, known as Ash, is a trained healer with a powerful gift of magic—and a thirst for revenge. Ash is forced into hiding after a series of murders throws the queendom into chaos. Now he’s closer than ever to killing the man responsible, the cruel king of Arden. With time running out, Ash faces an excruciating choice: Can he use his powers not to save a life but to take it?
Abandoned at birth, Jenna Bandelow was told that the magemark on the back of her neck would make her a target. But when the King’s Guard launches a relentless search for a girl with a mark like hers, Jenna assumes that it has more to do with her role as a saboteur than any birth-based curse. Though Jenna doesn’t know why she’s being hunted, she knows that she can’t get caught.
Eventually, Ash’s and Jenna’s paths will collide in Arden. Thrown together by chance and joined by their hatred of the ruthless king, they will come to rescue each other in ways they cannot yet imagine.
Couldn’t stop reading
Highly recommend, love the characters from the villains to the heros
Ok but could be a lot better.
It was amazing writing and the characters were great but their was a couple plot holes and inconsistencies overall this series is ok but not great.
Cannot stop putting it down, so many climaxes that it was hard not to continue. So many plot twists and despair that it blend so perfectly. Amazing character development, especially the male main character and what he went through to revived his loses. Absolutely cannot get over the romance in these series, so brilliant, so touching, yet precisely dramatic that a reader will become infatuated by the toxic of what this novel has to offer.. One of my most favorite series ever, and highly recommend.