Mercenary. Survivor. Queen. Casia Greythorne’s world has shattered. Reeling from a devastating loss and the revelation of an identity she’s not sure she wants, she also must master the strange magic awakening within her. But now she must lead her friends through cursed lands and the dwellings of gods, away from the crumbling empire and the king-emperor who clutches the crown with ever-bloodier hands. Knowing the true threat may be someone she came dangerously close to falling for… Elander Revenmar thought he knew who he was. He had a mission, a god he was content to serve. Then came a woman he should have stayed away from; whose life he never should have saved. Because salvation comes with a cost. And some debts must be paid in blood.