WATTYS 2018 SHORTLIST
"Every person is a book, Yael. You just need to find the right way to read them."
In the land of Vynam, all must wear masquerade masks to ward off the deathly touch of the spectres.
Eighteen-year-old Yael was a talented mask-maker apprentice-but not anymore. Now, she's a spy, an imposter and a murderess.
After the Somaer family, the richest nobles in Vynam, abduct her sister and her parents are put to death, Yael steals the mask and identity of a noblewoman to infiltrate the nobility, find her sister and avenge her parents.
Lured into a spider's web and walking on a very thin thread, Yael's only chance of success-and survival-is if she can outplay the shrewdest spymasters in Vynam. When her search for her sister unearths dangerous knowledge, she alone holds the power to destroy the precarious peace of the noble houses, and shake all of Vynam to its very core.
But the cost might be her sister's life.
- Chapter One: No One's Daughter
- Chapter Two: Let The Blood Fall Thick
- Chapter 3: Open The Door
- Chapter 4: Wilful And Lucky
- Chapter 5: Volatile Peace
- Chapter 6: A Rose In The Wild
- Chapter 7: The Memory of Spice
- Chapter 8: Guilt and Lies
- Chapter 9: A Lesson In Poetry
- Chapter 10: True Myth
- Chapter 11: Utter Betrayal
- Chapter 12: Uninvited
- Chapter 13: A Problem
- Chapter 14: The Turner
- Chapter 15: I Knew Him
- Chapter 16: Recogntiion
- Chapter 17: A Good Story
- Chapter 18: Lord Waryn Eloroan
- Chapter 19: History
- Chapter 19.5: Rotten Beast
- Chapter 20: A Lie, A Truth
- Chapter 21: Desperation
- Chapter 22: A Sisterhood of Revenge
- Chapter 23: First Lesson
- Chapter 24: The One With All The Secrets
- Chapter 25: Fools Make Easy Targets
- Chapter 26: The Wrong Side of Revenge
- Chapter 27: Lies That Come To Life
- Chapter 28: The White Ball
- Chapter 29: Defeat
- Chapter 30: The Game Room
- Important Announcement
- Chapter 31: The Next King
- Chapter 32: Two-Timing
- Chapter 33: Will The Pain Away
- Chapter 34: Maiden
- Chapter 35: The Tiger's Cage
- FINAL CHAPTER: The Farther, The Better