Devin thought he’d won his battle with the sidhe when he forbade them from using magic to hide their assassins. The score between the clans that had been brewing for decades would be easy to settle if no one could act on their revenge. He was wrong. The clans refused to stop killing each other, and have continued their battle covertly. This time, they have employed tactics that don’t involve the invisible assassins. Instead, they have turned to poison. Devin must find a way to make the elite sidhe get along if there’s a chance to save them. In fact, he might even have to call in backup … from a friendly night human lycan.
Nessa has found there is more to preparing for the coronation than she expected. She has to review and make judgment on the matters brought before the court, one of which includes a very pregnant Fiona. Rumor had spread that Fiona is carrying the late king’s child, which would nullify Nessa’s claim to the throne. Decisions must be made, and quickly, as the coronation is only days away. And then there’s the problem that the palace isn’t safe. Nessa has too much to do and not enough time. Can she make the right choices? Is it even safe to bring the other tribes into her village? Are there any options left as time runs out? Coronation day is just around the corner… if they can make it on time.