Ruin of Stars (Mask of Shadows #2) (Hardcover)
In this exciting (and bloody) sequel to "Mask of Shadows", the domineering nation of Erland has invaded the foundling nation of Igna, and Sal -- part of the queen's elite assassins -- is tasked with finding those responsible for this invasion and stop them. It helps those responsible are also on Sal's list of people who need to pay for the destruction of their birth nation and the death of their family. Sal is forced to face their demons, uncover plots, and exact revenge for their lost country and culture as they try to find peace, both between Erland and Igna and within themselves. An excellent conclusion to a unique series.— Melissa Fox
The thrilling conclusion to the Mask of Shadows duology that weaves a tale of magic, shadows, and most importantly, revenge.
As one of the Queen's elite assassins, Sal finally has the power, prestige, and permission to hunt down the lords who killed their family. But Sal still has to figure out who the culprits are. They must enlist the help of some old friends and enemies while ignoring a growing distaste for the queen and that the charming Elise is being held prisoner by her father.
But there's something terribly wrong in the north. Talk of the return of shadows, missing children, and magic abounds. As Sal takes out the people responsible for their ruined homeland, Sal learns secrets and truths that can't be forgotten.