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Publisher Description

Losing the twenty-first century was bad enough, but Martha's situation is about to get a whole lot worse.

Only days after her marriage to Vadim, Martha falls into the clutches of her husband's arch-nemesis - the Evil Earl of Edgeway. 

Snatching her away from all she loves, the earl takes Martha back to Edgeway, locking her in the grim dungeon beneath his castle.

With little hope of escape, Martha can only sit and wait - and hope! - to be rescued. When it becomes apparent, however, that Vadim isn't going to swoop in and save the day any time in the near future, Martha is forced to seek another way out of her cell.

Her chance arrives unexpectedly in the form of Anselm - Vadim's twisted foster brother bearing an offer Martha just can't refuse; a welcome alternative to long-term imprisonment, torture, and death. Since Vadim still hasn't put in an appearance, she has no option but to take Anselm up on his offer.

Within the thick walls of the enemy's mighty stronghold, Martha must now walk a dangerous path.

A prisoner within a gilded cage, she lives the lie, doing whatever she must to survive. But amid all the intrigue and deceit there is friendship to be found, growing in the places where she least expects it.

When the clouds of war descend upon Edgeway and the castle braces itself for a long and bloody siege, Martha is suddenly conflicted. The boundary between black and white - friend and foe - is now much less distinct than ever before.

As the battle for Edgeway finally begins, Martha's loyalty is divided, her love for Vadim strained to its very limit.

When the smoke finally clears, will love be another casualty of war?

September 4
N.J. Layouni
Draft2Digital, LLC

Customer Reviews

norrlib ,


Can’t wait to read the next one what a great book!!!

Llama lamb ,

Book two

• The story plays well with the characters.

• Ingeniously put together :)

It would be awesome to see Vadim in her world though in a future book.

Angusisagoof ,


Absolutely loved this book. After reading Hemlock I couldn't wait to start this second part of the story. Both books I could hardly put down!! NJ Layouni has now become my new favorite author!!

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