The engagement of Lady Kestrel to Valoria’s crown prince means one celebration after another. But to Kestrel it means living in a cage of her own making. As the wedding approaches, she aches to tell Arin the truth about her engagement…if she could only trust him. Yet can she even trust herself? For—unknown to Arin—Kestrel is becoming a skilled practitioner of deceit: an anonymous spy passing information to Herran, and close to uncovering a shocking secret.
As Arin enlists dangerous allies in the struggle to keep his country’s freedom, he can’t fight the suspicion that Kestrel knows more than she shows. In the end, it might not be a dagger in the dark that cuts him open, but the truth. And when that happens, Kestrel and Arin learn just how much their crimes will cost them.
ABANDON ALL HAPPINESS, YE WHO ENTER HERE, FOR THIS BOOK IS NOTHING BUT PAIN.
Seriously, that’s it. That’s the whole review. Pain and suffering. You thought The Winner’s Curse hurt? Oh my child, you know nothing. I think I made maybe six notes for the entire book, and at least half of those were simply to mark new names so I wouldn’t forget later. Honestly, it’s hard to write when you’re rolling around in agony.
Note: Spoilers for the first book coming up. Continue Reading →