Iolanthe and Titus continue their mission to defeat the Bane in
this striking sequel to The Burning Sky-perfect for fans
of Cinda Williams Chima and Kristin Cashore-which Publishers
Weekly called "a wonderfully satisfying magical saga" in a
starred review, and Kirkus Reviews said, "bids fair to be
the next big epic fantasy success."
After spending the summer away from each other, Titus and
Iolanthe (still disguised as Archer Fairfax) are eager to return to
Eton College to resume their training to fight the Bane. Although
no longer bound to Titus by blood oath, Iolanthe is more committed
than ever to fulfilling her destiny-especially with the agents of
Atlantis quickly closing in.
Soon after arriving at school, though, Titus makes a shocking
discovery-one that throws into question everything he believed
about their mission. Faced with this revelation, Iolanthe struggles
to come to terms with her new role, while Titus must choose between
following his mother''s prophecies-or forging a divergent path to
an unknowable future.