International bestselling author Karen Miller's second book in her most ambitious and exciting fantasy series to date - epic fantasy at its boldest, bloodiest best.
Trouble is brewing in the kingdoms of The Tarnished Crown.
A fearsome army sweeps into the duchy of Clemen, subduing all opposition.
Meanwhile Liam, the boy who vowed to reclaim his father's stolen throne, is in an unlikely allegiance with his bitterest enemy - his cousin Roric. Angry and confused, he must plan his next move.
In the Principality of Cassinia, the duke's daughter Catrain will do what she can to support Roric as he seeks to save embattled Clemen. But kept prisoner by her unwanted council, and being guided by the dark witch Izusa, Catrain is unsure who to trust, how long she must wait to claim her royal birthright... and how best she can help mad prince Gael, who schemes to snatch the crown his regents would deny him.
As Cassinia's duchies balance on the edge of a blade, even one false step is sure to draw blood...
Discover the thrilling new epic fantasy novel set in the world of the Tarnished Crown.
Karen Miller was born in Vancouver, Canada, and came to Australia with her family when she was two. Apart from a two year stint in the UK after graduating she’s lived around Sydney ever since. She has held a variety of interesting jobs and fell in love with speculative fiction at primary school.
Karen Miller also writes as K. E. Mills.