Caroline Oresteia, captain of the Vix and chosen of the sea god, is finding revolution boring.
Markos Andela (known as Tarquin Meredios in the previous volume) is attempting to get support from Akhaian nobles: His hope is to bring about a bloodless revolution with the help of Antidoros Peregrine. But while Markos recovers after a failed assassination attempt, he receives an offer from the Archon of Eryth to marry his daughter; the Archon will in return support Markos’ claim to the Akhaian throne. Thinking of the greater good, Caro decides to break off her relationship with Markos and spurs him to take up the Archon’s offer. At Markos’ request, Caro delivers a letter of his acceptance of the proposal to the Archon. Caro prepares to return to Markos with his new bride-to-be, Agnes, in tow. However, the sea god demands that Caro make a choice: Break her ties with Markos and serve her…or else. When Caro does not choose in time, the sea god takes revenge. Caro’s adventures and struggles to change her fate will leave readers on the edges of their seats. The previous title indicated that auburn-haired, light-brown–skinned Caro is biracial, while Markos is pale-skinned; other characters in this book represent diversity through a variety of skin tones.
A thrilling sequel that masterfully expands the world introduced in the previous novel in the series. (map) (Fantasy. 14-18)