In this sequel to Shadowborn Catwin and Miriel are in even greater danger than before. Having survived multiple assassination attempts their only hope if for Miriel to become queen, not for love but out of necessity. Having disobeyed the Duke and being forced into isolation Catwin and Miriel become closer than ever truly two sides of a coin. Exactly what the duke wanted but he wasn't controlling them any more.
This is a sequel I loved almost as much as the original, the plot is gripping, the writing is excellent and you see the characters grow and change. You start seeing distinct differences in all of the characters their wants and desires becoming more apparent. Growing and changing, this story pulls you in and makes you want to finish it as soon as possible. I may or may not have stayed up until one in the morning to finish it. It's a wonderful book I highly recommend it.