Release Date: 17 September 2013
Eighteen-year-old companion trainee Ciardis Weathervane has won the friendship of the royal heir and saved his claim to the throne. Yet her interference in the inheritance rights leaves more harm done than good. The Ameles Forest lies unprotected and its inhabitants are dying.
As humans begin to die in gruesome deaths, the Emperor dispatches the royal heir to the forests with the solution to the kith concerns.
With enemies closing ranks in Sandrin, Ciardis can little afford to leave the city’s nest of vipers to take on a new task. But she’s given no choice when her loyalty to the crown and courts are called into question.
To keep the Companions’ Guild happy and the favor of the Imperial Court, Ciardis will be tested in frightening new ways, especially when she’s faced with an obstacle that could risk the lives of her friends and the family she never thought she had.
This second novel continues the story of Ciardis Weathervane from Sworn To Raise.
My Opinion 4 STARS
Thank goodness there are far less spelling errors in this book.
Book one has to be read in order to make sense of this book. The story jumps straight back to where we left off and goes full steam ahead.
Boy, there is a lot that happens in this one and it has a multiple POV but they add to the drama.
This book is much better written than the first and you can see that the author has now got some book writing knowledge behind her.
My only negatives are that Ciardis at times acts quite childish and her relationship with Sebastian is at times odd.
This book however ends with a cliff hangar, so make sure you have the next book reading and waiting.