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