While we scour Germany, France, Scotland, and other countries for information and books, Nathaniel and I shakily try to repair what has broken between us. But I’ve noticed something new in Borden’s eyes when he looks at me. We make a good team. What would have happened if I had met Borden first?
I’m no longer a student, and this is a new phase of life. I am determined to take care of my newfound family, and that involves a lot of alchemy and real world moves in finding us a safe home. But someone in our group isn’t telling the whole truth about their past, and now every one of our lives is on the line.
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Alivia Ryan didn’t know the man who claims to be her father through a will even existed until she inherits the Conrath plantation. Instead of the sleepy house she expects, she finds a mansion and a staff who look at her with fear in their eyes.
Ian Ward tried to kill Alivia the first time they met, and then insisted he train her to defend herself against the House, who he claims will try to manipulate and take her in for their own political reasons. And the growing attraction between them will threaten their lives—Ian is a sworn enemy of the House.
In Silent Bend, people disappear, the threat of a demented King and the legend of his resurrecting Queen hang over everyone’s heads, and proving loyalty means far more than blood. You’d better watch who you trust in this town…
Uncontrollable bloodlust and an ever-shifting world rule her nights now. These twisted politics are deadly enough, but now her heart is the newest battleground. There’s no hiding from the one who hates everything she was born to, a spy who embraces everything she’s become, and a King who vies for someone she may soon remember.
The games have begun. The House of Conrath is growing. Blood will be shed, the bodies will fall. Alliances will be tested and old enemies look like harmless children compared to the new ones rising from the shadows.