Five years after the defeat of the Despot, the southern country of Santerre has finally recovered from his rule and sends an embassy to Dalanine. Piercy Faranter, government agent and man about town, receives an assignment to watch over the princess of Santerre, who is disguised as one of her own ladies in waiting. It’s a task perfectly suited to his charm and reputation with attractive young ladies, but proves to be more of a challenge, both personally and professionally, than he ever could have anticipated.
The beautiful Ayane Caligwe seems shy, but Piercy finds behind her coy smiles she’s more than a match for him in cunning and cleverness. But when a rogue magician opens a portal to the past, dragging Piercy and his reluctant charge with him, they are both forced to put pretenses aside.
Trapped in a time two hundred years before his own, Piercy finds himself embroiled in a mystery whose roots are a thousand years deep. With time running out, he and Ayane must work together to stop the magician’s madness—even if it costs them their lives.
About the Author
Melissa McShane is the author of the novels of Tremontane, beginning with SERVANT OF THE CROWN, the Extraordinaries series beginning with BURNING BRIGHT, and the Convergence trilogy, as well as the standalone titles EMISSARY, THE SMOKE-SCENTED GIRL, and THE GOD-TOUCHED MAN. She lives in Utah with her husband, four children, one niece, and three very needy cats. She wrote reviews and critical essays for many years before turning to fiction, which is much more fun than anyone ought to be allowed to have.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I really enjoyed this book! There are so many twists and turns. There is a lot of “on the hunt” and giving chase. Sometimes I got tired of the chase, but then there would be some action or a twist, and I was right back into it. The story contains magic, mythology, time travel, action and romance. The author has pulled it all together to create a believable fantasy world. I really liked Piercy. He is definitely a charmer, and talk about a quick thinker! I really liked the other characters as well. I don't really want to say much past that. I don’t want to give anything away! Like I said, there are a lot of twists and turns. So, I guess you’ll just have to read it. :) This is the second book in the series. I haven’t read the first one, but was able to understand and enjoy this book just fine. I would like to read the first one now. The glimpses I got of Evon and Kerensa made me want to know more of their story. And I would love to see more of Piercy! I received a complimentary copy of this book. I chose to leave a review. These are my honest opinions.