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In this sequel to Black Rose, reunite with the captains of the Immortal Guard and witness Mara and Edward at the beginning of their epic love story, which spans more than a millennium of heartache, pain, and undying devotion. When Edward is sent on a mysterious quest by the ruthless queen, 19-year-old Mara - the youngest sub-captain to ever serve the Royal Guard - vowed to await his return, never anticipating decades would pass without word of his fate. The noble captain is taken prisoner by a rival court where he is forced to endure years of brutal torment at the hands of his captors. His life clings to but a single thought - Mara. Refusing to accept that her love will never return, Mara clutches to a hope which defies the bounds of reason. However as years pass, memories fade from comfort to unbearable grief. As Mara prepares to accept the unimaginable loss, a sinister creature of roses and shadow haunts her dreams. Dreams of blood. Dreams of torment. Dreams of Edward. The dark presence lingers, and Mara finds herself trapped in a certainty she fears no other will believe - even those closest to her heart. She must choose between honoring her vows to the immortal courts to which she has sworn her life, and leaving to search for the man who possesses her soul. Dive into the beginning of the tale that shapes the most feared, most loved, and most revered captain in the history of the immortal courts.
©2015 K.L. Bone (P)2016 K.L. Bone
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5 out of 5 stars
By Gladys #XOXOtheNerdGirl on 05-22-17


I loved it!! I previously read the book and enjoy listening to it! Fantastically done!!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Michelle West Stutsman on 05-19-17

Tragic love story where duty and honor come first.

I cannot say enough about this book. I've read it twice and have now listened to this audiobook. It is the most amazing story of powerful, beautiful, endless, and completely unshakeable love between two people that is written so beautifully it makes my heart swell. Mara and Edward are meant to be together always. Unfortunatly for them much stands in their way. Mara and Edward are both captains of the guard sworn to serve their court and the vile Queen Marissa. Loyalty, duty and honor is put before love in their positions always . Edward is sent by the Queen on a mission and is captured. Years pass and Mara is told to move on but cannot. I could go on but that would spoil the story for anyone who has not yet read or listened to this heartbreakingly beautiful book.

KL Bone has fast become one of my very favorite authors and in the genre of Dark Fantasy and Romance I would argue that she is the very best of the best writing today. I highly recommend this book and all the books in the Rose Guard Series. - Michelle West Morrison

- Michelle Morrison

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