Catling, an aspirant of the Influencers’ Guild, learns to wield the power of the garden carved into her skin. Friends are fewer than enemies, and those who wished her dead now plot her failure. Sworn to the young queen, she enters the world of Elan-Sia where the powerful maneuver for control of the throne.
Amidst rising unrest in the south and increasing pressure from the seafaring Cull Tarr, the high wards of the tiers plot rebellion. Gannon stirs the warrens, and Whitt marches with the warriors of Guardian. Propelled by revenge, Catling journeys to Mur-Vallis. Her mission—to assassinate the man who stole her past, a task that will define her future.
Review: Although it has been a while since I read the first book in this series, I had no doubt whatsoever I would be just as enthralled once I started to read this brilliant sequel. It was all I had hoped for and much, much more.
Once again, Peach captures the reader with intense storytelling that is full of strong characters who keep you glued to the pages because you simply do not want to miss a trick.
I cannot wait to get started on the next book in the Rose Shield series and will be picking it up tonight.