The Lords and Ladies of Arifald
Adelaide Rolf is losing everything. Her family was first. Her pride was second. Her free will to marry for love is next. If she cannot solidify her friendships with the other Lords and Ladies of Arifald and overthrow the King's rule, she will have no choice but to marry him, the very man responsible for her losses in the first place.
Calcaneus DeMurr is proud. His parents were killed in the Revolution, and now his sister Cecily is all he has left. But Calcaneus has a plan to gain power over the most powerful man in the world: the King. The only problem is, he needs to marry his sister to the King in order to complete it.
Pyralis Carisio has been struggling to govern her lands with her older brother Evan, who is doing all he can to prevent her from seizing her proper and equal place on the throne. When she discovers his plan to sell her to the King, she is determined to gather all her allies and lead an army against him, family or not.
Stephan Peverell shut himself in the North for years after the Revolution. But two things are inviting him to gather an army and leave his secluded life: the hand of Cecily DeMurr, and the injustice of the King.
Evan Carisio has been forming a master plan for years, a master plan to gain power and claim himself as King. In order to do it, he needs to clear his way of obstacles. His only obstacle is his one and only ally, Calcaneus DeMurr.
The Revolution overthrew all peace and trust. The Lords and Ladies of Arifald no longer know the motives and desires of the people who were once their childhood friends. Old alliances are broken as sinister plans and murderous goals are revealed. On top of it all, there is always the fear of the King's Rage, the two most fearsome assassins in the King's guard. One wrong move can mean death in the middle of the night, or war the next morning.
Beware the Wrath of the King.