There was a time before Prince Christophe was born when the worst fate his people had to worry about was war with their troll neighbors or an invasion from elfin forces beyond the woods. But that was before he was born and was cursed.
If he dies, so do his people.
Such a simple phrase, so oblique, and yet Kit has lived his life in fear of the prophecy, searching every shadow for assassins to come to get him.
Until she came and took up arms in his defense.
Warrior and witch. Assassin and priest. She was his teacher and his protector. His friend. The only woman ever to run from him at the end of a ball, and the only woman he ever asked to stay.
But Eli is an outsider in the human world, and trusted only so far, even by the man who desires more from her than her skill with a blade. The longer she remains with him, the more she falls for her prince in a world where her prince’s life is the fate of his lands.
As the time of the prophecy draws near, Eli and Kit will face more than dwarves and shadows to find solace with each other and salvation for their people.
Sometimes the one most suited to protect you is the one who holds the sharpest blade.
And there is no sharper sword than:
Loved this book!
Read a review about the book that gave away that the book covers several hundred years. As you can imagine, one might be put out to read it, especially considering how could Lawrencovna really cover so much so quickly. The book was awesome! The way she covered the years made sense to me, especially knowing from book one that both Eli and Kit live VERY long lives. To me, though, wading through the war and the glimpses of interactions between Kit and Eli during that time were just so worth the ending. And, we get a bit of her history before Kit.
Lawrencovna’s writing style is engaging and, on a personal not,e I like the way she handles her characters. I’ll be acquiring The Prince today! Can’t wait to read it!
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