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Ethrea is an island in the center of the most important shipping route in the world. For 400 years, it has been a land of peace and impregnable security, a perfect trading hub - and a keeper of secrets.
The King of Ethrea is dying. His only surviving heir is the princess Rhian. But if her enemies have their way, Ethrea will not be ruled by a woman.
Dexterity Jones is a toymaker. To protect Princess Rhian and his country, he must place his trust in an exile from Mijak.
Yet as Ethrea comes ever closer to civil war, a greater danger awaits. Across the sea, an empress has already slaughtered millions in the name of her god. And the war will not end - until the world kneels before her.
©2009 Karen Miller; (P)2009 Tantor
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By Christina on 01-14-18

A Sequel Well Done

What a breath of fresh air. New setting, compelling characters to both love and hate, all contributing to the over-arching plot from book one. This book stands on its own without relying too heavily on everything that came before yet it manages to remain relevant. It really demonstrates Miller's strength as a writer.

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By Amazon Customer on 11-03-17

still awful performer

I thought the 1st book had annoying characters. but it turns out the voice actress just makes every single female in her books sound like the most obnoxious child even if they are in their 30s. I finished the series by buying the physical books. I got the entire series as a gift on audible and I am sorry I wasted my friends money. Josephine Bailey will never narrate another book for me again.

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