Trust anyone, even an enemy…
…Trust no one, not even a friend
Nine years after the loss of her sister, and near obliteration of her clan, Brede is living unwillingly in the marshes. The sudden ending of a decade long drought, brings with it many changes; rumour has it that the rain was bought at the price of a King’s head, and the sword needed for such a sacrifice is missing.
Change comes for Brede with the arrival of a wounded mercenary. Brede’s discovery, first of the Dowry Blade and then a stolen horse, sets in train a journey in search of her missing sister and leads to an unexpected role in the Queen’s household, and a powerful lover in Sorcha, the Song Spinner, who is doing her best to keep the ailing queen alive.
A heady mix of intrigue, passion, fear and distrust keep the plot going, but the characters are real women, and despite the constant risk of violence, love and sisterhood are what motivates them.