Synopses & Reviews
Bayern has triumphed in its war with Tira. But though the war is over, simmering anger remains among the Tirans and new hostilities could erupt at any moment. In a desperate attempt to maintain the peace, King Geric sends an ambassador to the Tiran capitol. Of course, an ambassador needs a military guard. Razo—short, impish, and not at all skilled at combat—longs to be among those selected to go, but thinks he has no chance. So he is astounded when Captain Talone taps him to join the group. Hes even more astounded when he discovers the secret reason for Talones decision. All too soon Razo is up to his eyeballs in a simmering mix of danger and intrigue—not to mention an unexpected romance. But as the gruesome deaths mount, everyone is a suspect...even the girl who has stolen Razos heart.
About the Author
Shannon Hale is the author of six awardwinning young adult novels, including The Goose Girl and the bestselling Newbery Honor book Princess Academy. Austenland (soon to be a major motion picture) was her first book for adults, followed by The Actor and the Housewife and Midnight in Austenland. She and her husband cowrote the acclaimed graphic novels Rapunzel's Revenge and Calamity Jack. They live with their four children near Salt Lake City, Utah.