In a world where music is magic, Sarya dyr-Rusac can hear music no one else hears. Once a respected arranger of musical magic rituals, now she's in exile after a wedding ritual she wrote led to the tragedy it was supposed to prevent. As disasters shake the world, unaffected by the chants that should control them, she hears haunting new music in the wind - music that heralds terrible new forces at work, or forces so old they have long been forgotten.
In search of answers, Sarya returns to the Skola of Music she left in disgrace. Confronted with the mistakes of her past, she defies the Masters who think long-forgotten secrets are best left forgotten - and resumes her complicated relationship with the talented singer Adan Muari, friend, sparring partner, the man she can never have.
Then a beautiful, nameless man in chains begins to appear in her dreams, begging her to sing the song she heard in the wind, the song that will set him free. Is he a god with the power to save the world or the power to destroy everything she knows and loves?
As catastrophe closes in on Sarya, the Skola, and the man she loves, she must risk everything to discover the chained man's identity and the meaning of his song before the world itself is torn apart.
(Contains disturbing themes, violence, and mild to moderate sensual content.)
About the author
Kyra Halland has always loved fantasy. She has also always loved a good love story. Years ago, as a new stay-at-home mom with a young baby, she finally decided to combine those two loves - like chocolate and peanut butter! - by writing the kinds of romantic fantasy novels she wanted to read. Complicated, honorable heroes; heroines who are strong, smart, and all woman; magic, romance, and adventure; and excursions into the dark corners of life and human nature mixed with a dash of offbeat humor - all of these make up Kyra Halland's worlds. She is excited to share those worlds with readers, who she hopes will enjoy her stories and characters as much as she does. Kyra Halland lives in southern Arizona. She has a very patient husband, two less-patient cats, and two young adult sons. Besides writing, she enjoys scrapbooking and anime, and she wants to be a crazy cat lady when she grows up.
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