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When a palace maid is attacked, Josie and the captain of the guards investigate together. Since one of the suspects is a foreign diplomat and magic expert, they use the opportunity to learn more about sorcery. But it soon becomes clear that he is using them to get to the truth about the palace and the servants' origins. 

With unrest in the village, and servants growing impatient for answers, an undercurrent of danger pervades the air. But the most dangerous man of all may prove to be the king himself, because every clue points to him knowing more than he lets on. 

As tensions both in and out of the glittering Glancian court rise, the heat between the captain and Josie is a distraction. But is it a welcome one?

©2018 C.J. Archer (P)2018 C.J. Archer

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The stroy is interesting but,

I feel a little cheated, the story seems fine, but it is more of a part than a stand alone book. I love series in general, but this doesn't feel like a series, again just part of a larger book.

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An excellent story filled with secrets and more

A lot of secrets, interesting characters that only get deeper and more interesting as the story continues.
Highly recommend it.
I am a fan of CJ Archer but I think this series is her best work yet

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another outstanding book

I am enjoying this entire series and am looking forward to reading the next book and I want to see what happens between the captain and the young lady will be interesting

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Excellent story except....

I really did love this story with one exception. I did not enjoy the use of the “f” word in many places. I’ve read another series by this author that leaves this expletive out. The authors characters are always interesting and believable. I read reviews by many to try and determine if there was use of this type of language. I wish audible would give some kind of rating or forewarning for those of us who choose not to include in our reading experience.

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getting too slow. need to get on with it. r

not sure if I will purchase third book. awfully long and slow. would like to to know what happens though. I have my own ideas

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Even better than the first book in the series!

It says a lot when the second book in a series is even better than the first (which I enjoyed a lot). The main characters and the side characters are all very well done and not just two dimensional. I really can't wait for the next book to come out. The narration was once again awesome with really good male and female voices.

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  • gail hodson
  • 02-24-21

Love the whole series

Such a great series and as you read, you can imagine life in old England. It's a mix of history and fiction and I loved it!

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  • Sam S
  • 11-16-20

Great series

I have really enjoyed this series on audio as the narrator has a lovely voice. I've also read other works by this author and still follow those series. There's always a mystery to be solved per book but an overall mystery theme to the series which I really enjoy.

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  • roielle
  • 02-02-19

Overall I very much enjoyed

This book was the first in a while that I was really able to get lost in.