(Book 4 in the fantasy series The Crowns) Across the lands of Dalcaine, Escarral, and Ethran, Jai is leading the search for Lyv with nothing but whispers to guide him. In the months that passed, he and those around him had yet to lay eyes on her, but the rumors that find them brought gruesome accounts of all she has done under Corliss's control. Those rumors are truths for Lyv, even as she continues to fight Corliss in any way she can. Though the dark magic manipulates her every move, she remembers it all - the screams, the blood, the magic she pulls from every single one of the lives the darkness makes her take. But another is fighting that darkness with her and the hold Corliss has on them both. It was a prophecy neither one of them wanted to come true, but they know it is one they can fight and break, even separated. But with Corliss's reign of terror spreading, war is on the horizon and Jai and Lyv will do anything to stop it.