Caya and Morgan are running out of time to save their kingdoms from Arnost. Lacking the numbers necessary to face him head-on, they launch a two-pronged assault: a sabotage mission to disrupt his supply lines, and a whisper campaign designed to provoke unrest.
As determined as Caya is to stop him, when faced with the reality of having to fight against her own people, she finds her resolve wavering. But witnessing the devastation her army has wrought proves her people aren’t blameless, and grappling with how to punish those guilty of atrocities while also protecting the innocent is almost more than she can bear.
Morgan wonders if bringing her on the mission was a mistake. Uncertain of whether he can trust her to do what must be done, he is forced to reckon with the fact that however much he has come to identify with her, he cannot let her stand in the way of his efforts to protect his own people.
Nicole has progressed from scribbling in notebooks to banging on keyboards, but she’s never managed to stop daydreaming at inappropriate moments.
When not answering the demands of her characters, Nicole can often be found curled up with a good book or spending far too many hours acting the hero in whatever video game is her obsession of the moment.
One of Nicole’s other great passions is travel. She loves being married to a native Belgian because it gives her plenty of excuses to visit Europe—that wondrous land of coffee, chocolate, pastry—as often as possible.
Michigan born and raised, Nicole lives there with her honorary Michigander/Belgian husband and her two children.
You can find more information about Nicole’s books at her website: http://www.nciacchella.com