Author: Cinda Williams Chima
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Alyssa ana’Raisa, the reluctant princess heir to the Gray Wolf line, is a hardened warrior, more comfortable striking with a sword than sitting at court. After a brush with death, Lyss resolves to end the war that has raged her whole life, and goes on the offensive. She knows that if her gamble doesn’t pay off, she could lose her queendom before she even ascends to the throne.
Across enemy lines in Arden, Hal Matelon has been fighting for his king since he was a lýtling. Lately, though, he finds himself sent on ever more dangerous assignments. Between the terrifying rumors of witches and wolfish warriors to the north, Hal is caught in an impossible game of life and death.