Held captive in the barbarian kingdom of Venda, Lia and Rafe have little chance of escape . . . and even less of being together.
Desperate to save her life, Lia's erstwhile assassin, Kaden, has told the Vendan Komisar that she has a magical gift, and the Komisar's interest in Lia is greater than either Kaden or Lia foresaw.
Meanwhile, the foundations of Lia's deeply-held beliefs are crumbling beneath her. Nothing is straightforward: there's Rafe, who lied to her, but has sacrificed his freedom to protect her; Kaden, who meant to assassinate her but has now saved her life; and the Vendans, whom she always believed to be barbarians but whom she now realizes are people who have been terribly brutalized by the kingdoms of Dalbreck and Morrighan. Wrestling with her upbringing, her gift, and her very sense of self, Lia will have to make powerful choices that affect her country, her people . . . and her own destiny.
Omg this book was soooo much better than the first it follows right where it left off from and i literally could not stop reading it. Not for a second was a bored through the book but it did kind of give me vow of thieves vibe between the relationship of the Komizar and lia. I still dunno if i like Rafe but i see a lot of character development for Lia, she’s so much stronger now. Also the writing is beautiful i love mary e pearson sm. Immediate 5 stars.
So far this series has been an absolute joy to read. I love everything about it.
Can’t Wait to Finish!
Amazing. Keep reading!