Vaughan returns to the land of Xy in this fourth outing featuring warlord Keir and Lara, the Queen of Xy. The storytelling focus is split and two secondary characters are featured prominently. Fans will be delighted to once again visit with these unforgettable characters. Great reading!
Pregnant with the warlord’s child, Lara must return to the Xy kingdom she inherited after being made a warprize. Heath of Xy has stayed with his childhood friend Lara throughout her dangerous journey, and he has mixed feelings about their return, as he is aware of the danger politics can present. But to secure the throne and have her child declared heir, they must go. Heath has also been trying to court stubborn warrior Atria of the Bear. (BERKLEY SENSATION, May, 304 pp., $7.99)