First volume in a fabulous fantasy advenure with a Victorian-era feel - featuring mages, dragons and two girls who'll decide the fate of their world.
The Wild Hunt is stirring and the dragons are finally waking from their long sleep ...
Cat Barahal was the only survivor of the flood that took her parents. Raised by her extended family, she and her cousin, Bee, are unaware of the dangers that threaten them both. And although they are poised on the brink of an Industrial Age - magic - and the power of the Cold Mages, still holds sway.
Now, betrayed by her family and forced to marry a powerful Cold Mage, Cat will be drawn into a labyrinth of politics. There she will learn the full ruthlessness of the Cold Mage rule. What do they want from her And who will help Cat in her struggle against their powerful magic
It's a definite hands-down great read ... the characters, the mysteries, the background history, the cultural complexity, were all so intriguing I couldn't stop reading - Elizabeth Moon
An exuberant narrative with great energy and inventive world building ... I utterly loved it - FantasyBookCritic
An entertaining read - SFFWorld.com