is not well in the Eight Kingdoms. In Lyonya, King Kieri is about to celebrate
marriage to his beloved, the half-elf Arian. But uncanny whispers from the
spirits of his ancestors continue to warn of treachery and murder. A finger of
suspicion has been pointed toward his grandmother, the queen of the Ladysforest
elves, and that suspicion has only intensified with time and the Lady’s
inexplicable behavior. Clearly, she is hiding something. But what? And why?
in Tsaia, the young king Mikeli must grapple with unrest among his own nobility
over his controversial decision to grant the title and estates of a traitorous
magelord to a Verrakaien who not only possesses the forbidden magic but is a
woman besides: Dorrin, once one of Kieri’s most trusted captains. When renegade
Verrakaien attack two of Dorrin’s squires, suspicion and prejudice combine to
place Dorrin’s life at risk, and the king’s claim to the throne in peril.
even greater danger is looming. The wild offspring of a dragon are on the
loose, sowing death and destruction and upsetting the ancient balance of power
between dragonkind, humans, elves, and gnomes. A collision seems inevitable.
Yet when it comes, it will be utterly unexpected, and all the more devastating
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