by T.A. Creech
King Solna is tired of war. He longs for the possibility of ending the wars at last and finds it in Vius, a wounded warrior who is not what he seems. Solna schemes to unite their countries for a lasting peace by proposing marriage to Vius. Between petulant generals, tainted magic, and falling in love, Vius discovers he has more to lose than he thought. His country, his magic, and even his heart.