In a stunned nation on the brink of unrest, Liza Hart finds herself trapped in a stifling, royal marriage with little chance of escape. When her path crosses that of a notorious assassin, he reveals a story she was never meant to hear, one that threatens to upend her life and the very existence of the world.
In keeping with where it was written, this post, along with the rest of the novel, is written in South African English. Spellings may differ. Prologue A man with skin like cracked leather crouched over an open flame with a rod of coloured glass in his hands. He turned the rod so the flame licked … Continue reading Extended Excerpt: Prologue & Ch 1-5