Ciardis Weathervane is nothing if not resourceful but she and her friends are running out of time and options. They stand at the westernmost edge of the Algardis Empire with a mission from their emperor – bring home the collar that will stop a god in its tracks or die trying.
But nothing is ever that simple. In their way stands thousands of people trapped inside a walled city for half a century. With the souls of the living and the corpses of the damned, the denizens of Kifar have become the living undead.
What's worse than confronting the undead? Learning that those poor souls blame the imperial family for their predicament. Now the city and its people want retribution and the only thing they will accept is the sacrifice of the empire's most famous son – Sebastian Athanos Algardis.
He will stand trial for the crimes of his bloodline and it will take more than diplomacy for Ciardis to win his freedom, before a reign of fire comes down from the wyvern and the dragon to burn them all.
Sworn to Vengeance
This was the next book in the Courtlight series. While I enjoyed the continuation of the story not enough happened in this book. There was a lot of angst with the three main characters being joined more firmly together. The story line did not move as quickly as I would have liked nor did it go far enough. I wish the author would have taken this reader onto the next step of their journey and bring it to a conclusion much more quickly.
Such a good addition to the already amazing series. Love Ciardis and Sebastian! Cannot wait for the next one!
I really enjoy this series and this book as well. I am upset with myself for not waiting to read it, because now I have to wait for the next installment. I actually re-read the series prior to reading StV, and I can’t wait to see what happens next.