In the vein of K. Arsenault Rivera and V.E. Schwab comes L. Penelope's Requiem of Silence, the epic conclusion in the stunning Earthsinger Chronicles.
Civil unrest plagues the nation of Elsira as refugees from their old enemy, Lagrimar, seek new lives in their land.
Queen Jasminda is determined to push the unification forward, against growing opposition and economic strife. But the True Father is not finished with Elsira and he may not be acting alone. He has built a powerful army. An army that cannot be killed. An army that can only be stopped by Nethersong and the help of friends and foes of Elsira alike to stop it.
Former assassin Kyara will discover that she is not the only Nethersinger. She will need to join the others to harness a power that can save or end Elsira. But time is of the essence and they may not be ready by the time the True Father strikes.
Sisterhood novitiate Zeli will go to the reaches of the Living World to unlock a secret that could save the kingdoms. When armies meet in the battlefield, a new world will be forged--whether by the hands of gods or men, remains to be seen.
The deeply satisfying finale to Penelope's Earthsinger Chronicles (following Cry of Metal & Bone) sees the previously vanquished True Father return in pursuit of Songs, or magic power, with which to wrest back control of Elsira, the kingdom once ruled by his twin sister, the revered goddess Oola. While young Queen Jasminda ul-Sarifor Alliaseen's husband is away, it falls to Jasminda to guide a divided Elsira through a period of political unrest: there's been an influx of refugees from neighboring Lagrimar and a spike in violence from Elsiran terrorists who violently oppose them. Meanwhile, Kyara, better known as the Poison Flame, a former forced assassin for the True Father, must come to grips with her destructive power as a Nethersinger in order to defeat the True Father. Chock full of magic, politics, and well-shaded female characters who take no prisoners, this inventive saga is as firmly anchored in the real as it is in the fantastic. The slow start pays dividends in an exciting, page-turning climax full of surprising twists. Ably weaving together the series' myriad story lines, Penelope crafts well-earned conclusions for each of her complex characters. The result is a worthy finale, sure to gratify the many fans this enchanting world has earned along the way.)