In the second installment of this exhilarating series orphan thief Unolé expects things to go smoothly when she leads her adventuring group of friends to her home city, the empire’s capital. She is eager to warn the capital’s rulers about the oncoming threat they discovered in the desert. But instead of a warm welcome and a simple mission, she finds the city wrought with deception.
The royal children are missing, mysterious murders happen overnight, and the group’s own loyalties are questioned. Worse, Unolé’s primary contact within the city, the Shadow Guild, has marked her a traitor. Unolé must quickly get to the bottom of this tangled web of lies and death and clear her name. If she can’t, she will lose the only home she’s ever known.