Another ravishingly lovely book by Sharon Shinn, this continues the story begun in Mystic and Rider. While suspicions of a revolt roil the kingdom, shapeshifter Kirra goes at the king’s request to rescue the regent, Romar Brendyn. Little does she know that meeting Romar will make her question everything she thinks she knows about how she lives her life. A terrific fantasy novel about adults who make tough choices, how their friends respond to those choices, and how our choices affect the lives of those around us. A book to get lost in, for adults and mature teens.