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Publisher Description

Inara, sick of playing the pawn, has decided to up her game. But not all of her new decisions have been positive, and one misstep can have far reaching consequences. Will Inara play nicely, or bring down the entire family in her fury? 

When you've already lost everything that matters...

Inara devoted more than two hundred years of her life to serving Alamecha. She gave up on her epic love. She lost her best friend. She protected her sisters, even as they stole her birthright. Her siblings made error after error, and Inara patiently cleaned up their mistakes.

Gambling over the future of the world isn't daunting.

But when a critical piece of the past comes to light, Inara realizes she sacrificed in vain. Now that she finally knows the truth, Inara is done playing janitor. She's never serving anyone else again. Inara will do whatever it takes to secure the throne for herself--even if that means destroying her mother's legacy.

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
September 6
Bridget E. Baker
Draft2Digital, LLC

Customer Reviews

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Is there hope for Inara?

What would you do if you devoted your entire life (and as an evian, that’s more than just a few decades) to preparing to lead your people, sacrificing personal hopes and dreams and undergoing torture in the effort to make the world a safer place…only to be betrayed over and over by those you serve? This is the question Inara faces. The man she loves more than life itself is ripped away “for the greater good,” along with her best friend. And after all the sacrifices she has made to rule, the throne is taken away as well, leaving her wondering about her purpose in life. But when an opportunity comes to possibly reset some of what went wrong for her, can she take it?

This book…oh my. It goes deep into the struggles of a person who loves and suffers intensely, giving a both joyful and heart-rending view of Inara’s joys and sorrows, and asking the hard question: what do you do in an impossible situation? And when you’ve made a mistake, can you come back? Now I desperately need the next book so I can see the conclusion of Inara’s story!

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