4 stars

Another great book by this author. Unlike most of her books, this is a stand alone book which was a nice change of pace. This isn’t my favorite book of hers, but since I like her writing so much I was still thrilled to read it.

The story follows Khai, who is trained in the arts of killing and stealth by a warrior sect in the deep desert. Khai will serve as Shadow to twin Sun-Blessed Zariya. Khai must learn to navigate the Court of the Sun-Blessed and keep Zariya alive in a nest of vipers intent on killing anyone that gets in their way of power.

Khai and Zariya set out on a journey with a rag-tag crew of prophecy seekers to determine if the prophecy about them saving the world from the dark god Miasmus, who is rising and intent on nothing less than wholesale destruction, is true or just another tall tale.

The story is fun, fast paced and full of action.