One wild night, Shance Windkeeper discovers he's married to a death unicorn.
But that's the least of his troubles.
As an agent for the Lawless, Shance is working with dragonshifters Kesia Ironfire and Zephryn Nightstalker, trying to end the dragon-human war and the organization that masterminded it. While on a mission in the Scepter of Knowledge, the Lawless is hit with a devastating death unicorn attack.
Out of the wreckage new allies emerge: Lirome Ukerys, and his twin sister Maira, the death unicorn queen - Shance's long-lost wife.
Recently freed from captivity, Maira is fighting to regain control of her herd. Lurien Alistil, a rogue death unicorn, has bespelled the Scepter of Knowledge and taken Maira's son. When Kesia unexpectedly challenges Lurien to a public debate over the fate of the city, the Lawless has a chance to break the usurper's hold. To obtain vital information they must infiltrate her lair - and as the husband of the death unicorn queen, Shance Windkeeper is the perfect prize to go in.
But Lurien's power is stronger and more insidious than they realize. And if the final pieces of her plan fall into place, not even Shance's newfound Talents and knowledge will be enough to stop her.
A steampunk fantasy adventure with much intrigue, unexpected romance, sudden tragedy, and a snarky cat-dragon.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Great story! You will laugh, you will cry… as you read this novel of self-discovery. I found the story to be very interesting as I don’t usually read steam punk—and as such I think you will enjoy the story too. I definitely recommend you start of with Book 1 of the series though before delving into this book. I voluntarily reviewed this after receiving a free copy from the publisher.
I wish I wasn't sick and brain muddled so I could accurately describe how much I loved this book. It well exceeded ALL my expectations and absolutely loved everything about this powerful story. Truly, it's a must read. The author weaves in so many layers to the story itself and the characters. I felt encouraged and inspired by different truths that characters like Kesia learn about herself. It's ultimately a story of growth, and I think one for the reader too. As with the first novel and novella in this series, there is still plenty of snark to make one smile and sometimes laugh. (Ademis is awesome!) Yet, I will mention there are parts of sadness too. Everything was so beautifully woven together and brings a story of discovering who you are, despite what may have happened in the past. Lastly, because I have to mention it. Lirome is AMAZING!!!! I did not expect to enjoy his character so much, but AH! I greatly did and I'm excited for all the growing I know he'll do in the next book. I would definitely recommend this series to fantasy and steampunk readers alike. Great world building, plot twists, romance, and characters that will leave you desperate for the next chapter (and book). *(Many thanks to the author and publisher for providing me an ARC. I was not required to write a review or positive one. All thoughts expressed are my own.)*