Cicely is a brave and conflicted queen. Her loyalty to her mother is gone, but she still feels a small bond. Killing her is necessary and Cicely takes the task on herself. Grieve is noble and has given up much to be her consort. They are a strong couple and make an excellent team. The other couple in the book is the siblings, Lannan and Regina. They are vampires, have powers, and are attracted to Cicely. How much are they willing to risk for a reward?
There is a Laurell K. Hamilton vibe to this book. Merry Gentry deals with competing men and paranormal beings, she is also a queen in waiting. There is a guide to the secondary characters and their relationship to Cicely at the end of the book.
This is the fifth book in the series. There is a lot of history and conflicts between the characters so the books should be read in order.
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