Slave girl Belle of Sacria has been given a task: to assassinate the dangerous man who killed her beloved Prince Cornelius. As she struggles to appease her vengeful monarch the Queen Isabella and maintain her usual duties, Belle is embroiled in a doomed romance with the foreign prince's assassin and first in command, Shadow.
Worse still, the queen is dying. For an heir to ascend, the magic bloodstone ring must be found. A growing fear spreads through the castle as everyone, from cook to courtier, becomes entangled in a game of power play to see who will find the ring and crown the next king.
A fast-paced page-turner packed with intrigue, romance, and magic.
Nicolette Jinks was born and raised on a fish farm in Idaho, an intermountain state south of Canada and west of Wyoming. She began storytelling at an early age by terrifying her cousins with tales of stranded travelers entering haunted houses during terrible thunderstorms.Instead of taking up the family farm, Nicolette sold her cows to pay for a degree in English. She now writes fantasy novels in the UK.