The Key: Book 2 of the Rose Tree Chronicles
by J.D. Buchmiller
In the continuing story of Emperor Gerardo's family line, Empress Renée embarks on a long and dangerous journey for happiness, however, she's looking in all the wrong places. Everyone is after the key she hangs around her neck, which unlocks a world wonder to which seekers such as pirates and criminals should not have access. Will the key lead the empress to the happiness she so desperately seeks?