Waterborne ExilePaperback - 2015
"Peace has come but the devastated lands are in turmoil. Following the king's death and the fall of Highkell to his armies, the traitor Vasic is struggling to secure his rule over the Peninsular Kingdoms. The exiled queen, Alwenna, has taken refuge with a freemerchant community, but its elders fear her dark power and the community, but its elders fear her dark power and the terrible fury growing inside her--and the cursed blade she bears. Meanwhile, a nameless priestess will stop at nothing to get revenge on the killers of her lover. Mistrust rules the day with murder, bribery, and even the trafficking of children rife throughout the kingdom. As the priestess' plot for revenge starts to take shape, Alwenna takes to the road again to seek an outcast group of loyal kinsman. Her most loyal ally, Marten, plans to restore Alwenna to the throne but as the priestess closes in, will he succeed?"--P.  of cover.
Publisher: Nottingham, UK : Angry Robot/Watkins Media Ltd ; New York : Distributed in the United States by Random House, Inc., 2015.
Characteristics: 430 p. ; 18 cm.