Four destinies collide in a unique fantasy world of war and wonders, where empire is won with enchanted steel and magical animal companions fight alongside their masters in battle.
A soldier with a curse
lost her family to the empress’s army and has spent her life avenging
them in battle. But the empress’s crimes don’t haunt her half as much as
the crimes Tala has committed against the laws of magic... and her own
flesh and blood.
A prince with a debt
inherited the ashes of an empire. Now that the revolution has brought
down his kingdom, he must depend on Tala to bring him home safe. But it
was his army who murdered her family. Now Tala will be his redemption—or
A detective with a grudge
Xiulan is an
eccentric, pipe-smoking detective who can solve any mystery—but the
biggest mystery of all is her true identity. She’s a princess in
disguise, and she plans to secure her throne by presenting her father
with the ultimate prize: the world’s most wanted prince.
A thief with a broken heart
is a small-time criminal who lives by only one law: Leave them before
they leave you. But when Princess Xiulan asks her to be her partner in
crime—and offers her a magical animal companion as a reward—she can’t
say no, and soon finds she doesn’t want to leave the princess behind.
band of rogues and royals should all be enemies, but they unite for a
common purpose: to defeat an unstoppable killer who defies the laws of
magic. In this battle, they will forge unexpected bonds of friendship
and love that will change their lives—and begin to change the world.
This effing book broke me in half and made me soar!!
when I’m down about reading, I find a freaking gem! This book is like
nothing I have ever read before and it gave me all of the feels!!
I love every single one of these characters immensely!
reeled me in from the summary was the animal stuff. I mean those who
know me could have figured that one out! But there is so much more to
this story and it ripped my heart out.
book is about family, war, vengeance, bonding with animals and things,
heartbreak and a bit of comedy thrown in for good measure.
Bottom line, I loved it so very much!!
*Thank you to Netgalley and the Pub for a digital copy of this wonderful book.*
I must totter off now and pre-order my physical copy!