The stunning third novel in Bernobich’s River of Souls trilogy:
“Simply marvelous… with one of the most unique heroines ever
encountered.” — RT Book Reviews on Passion Play
Leos of Károví, the tyrannical despot whose magic made him near
immortal and who controlled a tattered empire for centuries through fear
and intimidation, is finally dead. Ilse Zhalina watched as the magical
jewels that gave him such power reunited into a single essence, a
manifestly God-like creature who then disappeared into the cosmic void.
Ilse is now free to fulfill her promise to Valara Baussay, the rogue
Queen of Morennioù, who wants to return to her kingdom and claim her
Ilse will do all in her power to help
Valara if only as a means to get back to her home. Back to her lover,
Raul Kosenmark, who is gathering forces in their homeland of Veraene now
that Leos is dead, in order to save them from an ill-advised war.
Pulled by duty and honor, Ilse makes this long journey to where her
story began, to complete the journey she attempted lives and centuries
before and bring peace between the kingdoms. Along the way she learns
some hard truths and finally comes to a crossroads of power and magic.
She must decide if duty is stronger than a love that she has sought
through countless lifetimes.
Will Ilse give up her heart’s desire so that her nation can finally know lasting peace?
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