In a world where self-control is everything, a baker's wife, hoping to rebuild, is forced to spy on a subversive minstrel as part of a king's mad plan. More
Trust isn't the only thing worth gaining.
Still reeling from her husband's actions, Krysilla Gillasin isn't sure what she wants anymore. She goes to the capital, Hurush, to visit her sister and gain some clarity regarding her direction in life.
But Hurush is Zhiv's city. It's not long before he's contacted her with an offer that appears to be just what she needs. However, terrible news has followed her, and she finds that she's not only drawn close once more to the secrets of Zhiv Mikailsin, minstrel to the King, she's drawn into the plans of the King himself, plans that involve spying on the very person who seems to want to help her the most.
Will she choose to defy the King to save the kingdom? Or will she destroy the growing trust between her and Zhiv to gain her freedom?
Full of intrigue, adventure, and a dash of romance, The Baker's Wife (a serial novel in three parts) is the first in the Trial of the Ornic series.