Cyrene Strohm is a Queen’s Affiliate, a high-ranking official of the court of Byern, with power and privilege to spare. But she’s also a keeper of dangerous secrets: like the fact that she holds the heart of the King, and that she possesses magic in a world where magic no longer exists.
Determined to discover what this means and how to use her newfound abilities, Cyrene sets off for the distant land of Eleysia. An island nation where Affiliates are strictly forbidden from entering.
But the journey is perilous, and the destination may mean utter ruin, as Cyrene comes to learn that everything she’s been told her whole life – about her court, her homeland, and even herselfare bound in a beautiful lie.
About the Author
K.A. Linde is the USA Today bestselling author of the Avoiding series and the All That Glitters series as well as seven additional novels. She grew up as a military brat traveling the United States and even landing for a brief stint in Australia. She has a Masters degree in political science from the University of Georgia and is the current head coach of the Duke University dance team.
An avid traveler, reader, and bargain hunter, K.A. currently lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with her husband and two super adorable puppies.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Exquisitely done. This Novel will steal your heart. I don’t have the right words to form about this book. We had some questions answered while some were not, with new forming questions beginning. Every single chapter had something for me, rather it was a new revelation or an old one that was being answered. I won’t make a long winded review just for the mere fact that this book does not need one. The plot, the character’s, the world building, and the magic will have you suspended in time. This book is a work of art. It’s one of those books that will stay with you throughout your life. Fantasy lovers will devour this. Everyone will be on pins and needles to get their hands on the next in the series after reading this. Now to decide the fates. Will it be Cyrene master of all? Will she find love in Edric, Kael or Dean? We won’t know until next time, and that makes it all the more exciting. Hands down one of my all time favorite reads. Ever. Five stars.
This series... man oh man... its has just blew me away!! I just have fell head over hells for it and I cannot get enough!! I admit, I'm not a big fantasy or paranormal romance reader. I do dabble in it every so often, but it's not my go to genre. It is nice to take a break from the norm and go to a place where there are no limitations on the imagination. Anything is truly possible. And that right there is why this series has got me! It's like the PG version of Game of Thrones!! I'm transported to place of Kings and Queens and mystical powers. This series is one I would highly recommend for all ages! Another huge 5 star read for this series!! Cyrenne has discovered she has magic that was been banned for centuries in her kingdom. She doesn't know how to control it or what it means but she must set out on a journey to find those who can help her control and understand her powers. Along the way she will find more than she bargains for. Her journey will take her to far away places and experience new cultures. She finds herself more than once in a position that seems hopeless only to come out on top due to her powers. She is starting to understand with these powers also comes great responsibility as if she cannot control it, she can harm may innocent people. The group she travels with started out with just a couple of close allies but along the way new faces will join their group and the dynamics will change. As the events start to unfold I'm left thinking who can Cyrenne trust. It seems there are so many twists and turns that has me second guessing who her loyalties shall lie. She must decide if she should stay loyal to her King and country or does she follow her heart and do what she feels is right. What consequences will these decisions have? It seems everyone has an ulterior motive and Cyreene is stuck in the cross hairs of something bigger. I cannot wait until the next book to see what is in store for us!! This is a phenomenal series that needs to be read!