Hold fast to your secrets…
Since Lucy, the last Chantress, defeated Lord Scargrave, England has changed — and not for the better. Faced with famine and rebellion, the King’s Council is determined to save the kingdom by making gold through alchemy, but the critical element of the process has been stolen. Lucy is tasked with finding it — or else.
Court, too, has changed. Scargrave’s brutal Chantress-hunter has become King Henry’s closest advisor. Lucy’s beloved Nat has fallen out of favor and is shunned by his colleagues. Worst of all, Lucy’s magic is deserting her. She must find a way to access her powers soon… or be accused of treason.
“Alchemy, feminism and two separate wicked plotters…keep the pages turning.” Kirkus Reviews
“An overall compelling sequel, with plenty of red herrings to keep readers guessing and wondering what’s next in store for the last lady chantress.” Booklist
“Readers who prefer action with a touch of fantasy and strong female characters will enjoy this book.” VOYA