Magic, murder, adventure, and romance combine in
this second novel in the exciting Crown of Shards saga from
New York Times and USA Today bestselling
author Jennifer Estep.
Everleigh Blair might
be the new gladiator queen of Bellona, but her problems are
far from over.
First, Evie has to deal with a court
full of arrogant, demanding nobles, all of whom want to get
their greedy hands on her crown. As if that wasn't bad
enough, an assassin tries to kill Evie in her own throne
Despite the dangers, Evie goes ahead with a
scheduled trip to the neighboring kingdom of Andvari in
order to secure a desperately needed alliance. But
complicating matters is the stubborn Andvarian king, who
wants to punish Evie for the deaths of his countrymen during
the Seven Spire massacre.
But dark forces are at work
inside the Andvarian palace, and Evie soon realizes that no
one is safe. Worse, Evie's immunity to magic starts acting
in strange, unexpected ways, which makes her wonder whether
she is truly strong enough to be a Winter Queen.
Evie's magic, life, and crown aren't the only things in
danger—so is her heart, thanks to Lucas Sullivan, the
Andvarian king's bastard son and Evie's . . . well, Evie
isn't quite sure what Sullivan is to her.
thing is certain—protecting a prince might be even harder
than killing a queen…
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