A Lost Freedom.
An Ephemeral Existence.
A Profound Mystery.
After Mara and her charges, Reigna and Eden—the ranking twin members of the first family of the Select—discover the twins’ unparalleled magic powers and then move to the palace of the Select at Shimeron, they return to the City of Light. There they train with the Oathtaker forces, preparing a response to the ongoing threat from Zarek, the evil leader of Chiran. But when a traitor in their midst discloses their plans to visit the realm’s border for a closer look, they are captured and imprisoned. Stripped of her Oathtaker’s blade, Mara soon discovers that an unknown power bars her ability to use her attendant magic to escape, or to free the twins.
As Mara’s magic dreams endeavor to inform her of events to transpire, as her cohorts labor to decipher ancient prophecy, as the twins learn of the power of a magic artifact they carry, and as Lucy struggles to uncover the traitor in their midst, Dixon’s rescue attempt takes shape. Meanwhile, Zarek’s son—the twins’ cousin, Broden—seeks to assist his father’s prisoners. But before he can do so, Mara discovers that the loss of her charges is only one painful outcome that could come to pass.
Escape is impossible; survival, questionable; loss, inevitable.
And yet . . . things are not always what they seem.
Wow! What a completely unexpected and undeniably fantastic continuation of this incredible series! I didn’t see any of these wild twists and turns coming. What I found was an exhilarating and edge of your seat adventure that stole my heart and refused to give it back. I was once again won over to this brilliant storyline and its phenomenal characters that never cease to surprise and delight me every step of the way.
Just when you think you know where this story is going, you find that you have absolutely no idea at all. A million different changes in direction lead you to the absolute perfect and best temporary ending that could have possibly happened. Nothing less would bring justice to this marvelous series! I love delving back into the world of Mara, Dixon, Lucy and others that I have come to know and love. Both old and new characters will leave you breathless and wanting so much more. Just when you think all hope is lost you find yourself facing something you never saw coming.
Patricia Reding will always delight and entertain. She knows how to feel her readers on their toes the entire time she leads them from one journey to another. Waiting with bated breath for the next journey is yet another way that she allows us to savor and cherish each of her wonderful books. I highly recommend taking a chance on her books. You will not regret it.