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Publisher's Summary

Master storyteller Sharon Shinn created the thrilling and enchanting world of Welce in her acclaimed novel Troubled Waters. Return with her to that elemental universe in this tale of secrecy, romance, and a battle for power...
Josetta is a princess of one of the Five Families. But she is far from the throne, so she is free to spend her days working in the poorest sections of the city.
Rafe Adova, an outcast since he was born, lives the life of a career gambler in those slums. He has no ambition other than cheating at the card tables - until the night he decides to help a girl named Corene, who looks like she's stumbled into the wrong bar.
She, too, is a princess - sister to Josetta, who finds her with Rafe. He fascinates her. Josetta has never encountered anyone like him - someone seemingly devoid of elemental blessings.
He is drawn to her, though he thinks they are unlikely to ever meet again - but their connection grows strong when she nurses him back to health after he is assaulted by foreign mercenaries. And when they learn the reason he's being hunted, they know that the truth about his history could endanger not only their love but also their very lives...
©2013 Sharon Shinn (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Coral on 12-30-13

Nice contiune of Troubled Waters

This is a nice Romanic story in the same vein as Troubled Waters just more Romanic and less magic. Nothing is going to truly surprise you but at the same time it's enjoyable. I personally missed the magic level of Zoe story. It's well written and moves the characters and story about 5 years from the end of the last book without a ripple.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 08-22-14

Revised Opinion of the Series

I have to admit my original opinion of this series may have been a bit harsh. I listened to book 1 again this week and was compelled to get book 2. To let you know how much I enjoyed it, I used a credit I was saving for a pre-order. There ya go. I enjoyed it and now that I've finished book 2 I am ready for the next installment in the series.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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