The tides have turned.
Fallon finds himself ruler of Gaelland – or at least, of Berry – and Prince Kemal has been dispatched back to Kotterman to free Bridgit. With the Duchess Dina as his enthusiastic ally, Fallon sets about trying to make Prince Cavan's dream of a fair, peaceful society come true.
What Fallon does not know is that Prince Kemal cannot free people who have already escaped. On the open ocean, Bridgit is already searching for Gaelland, but finding dry land is not her only concern. Little does she know, some of the people aboard their ship want her dead.
Meanwhile, in the east, Prince Swane has other ideas about who should be ruling Gaelland ...
This epic fantasy is perfect for fans of Robin Hobb and Joe Abercrombie.