Michelle Sagara is the New York Times bestselling author of The Chronicles of Elantra series. Cast in Deception is the thirteenth book in this saga, which follows detective/mage Kaylin Neya as she struggles to protect the city of Elantra from the darkness that is determined to take root.
Cast in Deception returns the series' focus to the lost Barrani children, now grown, first met in Cast in Sorrow. Two of their number, Annarion and Mandoran, returned to the city of Elantra with Private Kaylin Neya, and have been causing a certain amount of chaos ever since. Annarion has begun to mend his relationship with his outcast brother, Lord Nightshade, and is determined to restore their family's honor by undertaking the Barrani Test of Name. Knowing the risks involved to both Annarion and the empire if the dark force lying beneath the Barrani Court is ever unleashed, Kaylin and her friends must find a way to stop him... and save Elantra once more.