The gripping finale of the addictive romantic medieval trilogy that began with The Poison Throne and continued with The Crowded Shadows.
Who will survive the final battle?
Set in a fantastical medieval Europe, this is the final book in a compelling trilogy of court intrigue, adventure and romance.
After a joyful reunion, it seems that the years of war have left their scars on brothers Alberon and Razi, and it is not long before their differences come between them.
Alberon is determined to protect the kingdom by strength rather than diplomacy. He proudly reveals his great hope - Lorcan Moorehawke's Bloody Machine. But Razi fears the machine will rot the kingdom's soul and undo all the good that their father has achieved in his short reign.
Despite her qualms about Alberon's choice of allies, Wynter finds herself siding with him against her friends. But when the last envoys to Alberon's camp arrive, Wynter's loyalty to the kingdom and its future is stretched to its limit. How can she stand by as Alberon negotiates with those who represent everything she despises?
'Atmsopheric, complex and intense.' Publishers Weekly
Born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, Celine Kiernan has spent the majority of her working life in the film business. Trained at the Sullivan Bluth Studios, her career as a classical feature character animator spanned over seventeen years. She spent most of her time working between Germany, Ireland and the USA.
Celine wrote her first novel at the age of eleven (it was excruciatingly bad), and hasn't stopped writing or drawing since. She has a peculiar weakness for graphic novels as, like animation, they combine the two things she loves to do the most: drawing and storytelling.
Winner, Best Designed Children's Series, 59th Annual Australian Publishing Association Book Design Awards, 2011 0
A & U Children
15 - 18
Children's, Teenage & educational