"Perfect for fans of political fantasies like Hilari Bell's Farsala Trilogy." —Booklist

"Golding writes a fantastical romantic masterpiece full of adventure, betrayal, near misses, combat, and loyalty." —Voices of Youth Advocates

"Romance, trickery, graphic and bloody fight scenes, adventure, religious persecution, and politics are all a part of this compelling tale." —School Library Journal


Julia Golding
Cavendish Square / 2011

Princess Taoshira of the Blue Crescent Islands is appalled when she is ordered to marry Prince Ramil of Gerfal in order to unite their lands. And he’s not too pleased, either. They hate each other on sight. So, when Tashi and Ramil are kidnapped, they fear there’s no escape—from their kidnappers or from each other. Can they put aside their differences long enough to survive ambush, unarmed combat, brainwashing, and imprisonment? And will the people they meet on their adventure help them or betray them to the enemy?

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