Former witch hunter Elizabeth Grey is hiding within the magically protected village of Harrow, evading the price put on her head by Lord Blackwell, the usurper king of Anglia. Their last encounter left Blackwell ruined, but his thirst for power grows stronger every day. He’s readying for a war against those who would resist his rule—namely Elizabeth and the witches and wizards she now calls her allies.
Having lost her stigma, a magical source of protection and healing, Elizabeth’s strength is tested both physically and emotionally. War always means sacrifice, and as the lines between good and evil blur once more, Elizabeth must decide just how far she’ll go to save those she loves.
I read this book hoping it would be better than the first book. Again, I will say the writing was good and I enjoyed the style. Yet, it was still too similar to other fantasy stories I've read before. I liked the characters enough to keep reading, but I won't read further. It is a good story if you haven't read as many fantasy books as me, but otherwise, its plot is too similar.
I would not mind reading other books by Virginia Boecker though, she does write well.
I give this a 2 out of 5!