Kurland concludes another wonderful trilogy within her Nine Kingdoms fantasy series by having her heroine, Aisling of Bruadair, unlock the truth about herself. As always, Kurland does a spectacular job blending thrilling fantasy adventure with rich characterization — making sure readers are in for an exceptional ride!
Aisling’s quest to restore her country’s rightful rulers has gotten significantly more complicated and dangerous, but it has also brought her unexpected love. Prince Rùnach of Ceangail assumed that his evil father, Gair, stole his magic during their confrontation at the Well, but, through Aisling’s weaving talent, they learned Rùnach’s mother hid his magic under his scars. Now, with Rùnach’s magic restored, the two newly engaged lovers hope to find a way to fulfill Aisling’s quest. (BERKLEY, Jan., 336 pp., $15.00)