In the second book of the Lumatere Chronicles, Froi journeys to the kingdom of Charyn on a secret mission to assassinate its king. There he discovers a kingdom beset by yet another curse and Quintana, the half-mad princess said to be the key to Charyn’s salvation. As Froi finds himself drawing closer and closer to Quintana, his task proves to be more complex than originally thought. Instead, he works to unravel the dark mystery surrounding the Charyn court that may also lead him to answers about his own origins. An intense and compelling sequel to Finnikin of the Rock.