"Dark and compelling. Emily Gee is a storyteller to watch." -- Nalini Singh, New York Times best-selling author
In a distant corner of the Seven Kingdoms, an ancient curse festers and grows, consuming everything in its path. Only one man can break it: Harkeld of Osgaard, a prince with mage's blood in his veins. But Prince Harkeld has a bounty on his head--and assassins at his heels.
Innis is a gifted shapeshifter. Now she must do the forbidden: become a man. She must stand at Prince Harkeld's side as his armsman, both protecting and deceiving him. But the deserts of the Masse are more dangerous than the assassins hunting the prince. The curse has woken deadly creatures, and the magic Prince Harkeld loathes may be the only thing standing between him and death.
"Her haunting prose reads like Hans Christian Andersen for twenty-first century adults." -- Mindy Klasky, author of The Glasswrights series
Don't Miss Emily Gee's other books: Thief With No Shadow and The Laurentine Spy
Emily Gee has published several fantasy novels including THIEF WITH NO SHADOW, THE LAURENTINE SPY and THE SENTINEL MAGE. She has also written several romance novels under the name Emily May. A Native of New Zealand, she has also spent several years traveling around the world. Her website is Emily Gee and her personal bio is at bio.