When Life Itself Yields
When Catherine Sullivan, the betrothed princes of Lamonte, is attacked and nearly killed, it falls on Matilyn Malevus to take up arms and lead the investigation. With a man who was once her sworn enemy at her side, they must find out who is behind the attack if they want to salvage the union between Lamonte and Taerfall and give the Black King one more kingdom to rule. Not everything is at seems, though, and these two soldiers must look beyond their swords and play a dangerous game of politics and court. Meanwhile, the Prince of Arinford and his companions continue their treacherous journey home, though fevers and fanatics plague them at every turn. In Valishna, the resistance to take back the city continues to build, but long-held secrets and guarded grudges threaten to tear apart the small revolution before it ever truly begins.