Sonya has freed Izmoroz. Her brother, the imperial wizard Sebastian, and the vicious Commander Vittorio have retreated to Aureum. But for how long?
Galina, a young noblewoman and Sebastian’s former betrothed, understands the precariousness of her war-torn country. Ineffectively ruled by a fledgling oligarchy, hosting a foreign army of undead, and dominated by the whims of a self-proclaimed servant of Death—what chance would they have if Empress Catarina returned with the full might of the imperial army? Plans must be formed, and sacrifices made…
Down in Aureum, Sebastian is stunned to learn that his beloved mentor Vittorio has infuriated the empress and been declared an enemy of the throne. Now without guidance, what will Sebastian do in an unfamiliar land surrounded by strangers coveting his power? Meanwhile, Sonya seeks guidance as well from the elder Rangers who live out in the tundra. But what she learns will shake her faith in the Goddess of Winter to its core.
“In the course of this satisfyingly complex and unpredictable saga, both Sonya and Sebastian mature and face ethical, moral, and emotional choices with consequences that reach across the empire. This solid installment will leave readers eagerly anticipating the next in the series.”
— Publishers Weekly
New To the Goddess war?
Start with The Ranger of Marzanna:
“Skovron launches his Slavic-influenced Goddess War series with this intricate, well-told fantasy…This is epic fantasy done right.”
— Publisher’s Weekly (starred review)