Ashes of Dearen: Book 2 by Jayden Woods
Series: Broken Balance, Book 2.
Approx. 119,320 words.
Published on January 30, 2012.
Four desperate characters struggle to maintain power in a world with limited safra, the mysterious drug that once provided happiness. With the help of the gods, two leaders will wage bloody war in the Three Nations. But in a world where few can be trusted, even the gods must be questioned. What is the cost of happiness? Is a balance possible? Or is complete destruction the only obtainable peace?