A new novel of Mykella, the young woman introduced in The
Lord-Protector's Daughter. Though a bloody coup has made
Mykella ruler of her land, it has left her and her two sisters
bereft of family and uncertain of their friends. Worse, an
examination of the nation's accounts reveals that their country is
almost destitute. Plus, there are rumblings of war along the
borders. With no money and few allies, Mykella is faced with the
difficult prospect of rebuilding her nation while trying to hold
off a potentially devastating invasion.
Fortunately for Mykella, an old magic has awakened in her; a power
that gives her the ability to read the emotions of others and to
spy on the movements of her enemies. But the resurgence of this
power might herald the return of an ancient enemy, one that Mykella
isn't sure how to face.
L.E. Modesitt, Jr. returns to the world of The Corean Chronicles
with a novel filled with politics, adventure, magic, and