by Alison Sinclair
Roc, $15.00, 358pp
Release Date: June 7, 2011
This is the third volume of the series begun with Lightborn.
Magic is supposed to die with the mage, so Lady Hearne is condemned to death and must flee to the Borders with her mageborn allies - a place where war is brewing.
A lightborn prince is stranded between Lightborn and Shadowborn. The fragile alliance between Lightborn and Darkborn is seriously endangered. The mage Tammorn is forced to become an ambassador to the enemy. Ishmae follows the call and meets the enemy in the Shadowlands. Will the world survive?
This is supposed to be a trilogy but the book leaves an opening to continue. Meanwhile, the level of character and plotting remains high, and the action, magical and political, is fast and furious. If you enjoyed the first two you will love this one. Enjoy. ~~ Pam Allan