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.
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 its middle, twisting and pulling the molten centre until it looked like a fine hair. Using the flame again, he cracked the hair from the rod, … Continue reading Extended Excerpt: Prologue & Ch 1-5