The Taking (Tales of Malstria, Book 1)
by Traci Robison
Decadent wealth and dangerous secrets. A common girl tempted by power beyond her imagining. Generations have passed since the knight LeMerle's atrocities bathed his land in blood, but a dark presence still stalks the castle he built. It watches. It waits. What evil lurks in the heart of Rensweald? Deep in her soul, Amarys knows. But, will she overcome the monster she's unleashing?