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Title: Queen's Hunt
Author: Beth Bernobich
Publisher: Tor Books
Release Date: July 17th 2012
Queen's Hunt is the second title in Beth Bernobich’s River of Souls novels, following her startling debut, Passion Play. Filled with dark magic and sensual images, this is fantasy writing at its best.
Zhalina has left to start a new life in a garrisoned fort, leagues from
her estranged lover, Raul Kosenmark. The violent quarrel that ended
Ilse and Raul's relationship was quite public. And also, quite fake.
They hope to mislead Kosenmark's enemies so that he can continue to
influence the politics of the kingdom in an attempt to stave off an
ill-advised war, while keeping Ilse safe from royal assassins who would
kill anyone Raul is close to. Ilse longs for Raul, but is set on her own
quest to find one of the three fabled jewels of Lir. One of the jewels
is held by King Dzavek, sworn enemy of Veraene, who has used the jewel's
power to live for centuries. Ilse seeks one of the other stones to
counterbalance Dzavek's efforts to destroy her country.
search, she encounters a shipwrecked prisoner from another land, a woman
who has a secret of her own...and the second jewel in her keeping. The
two women become allies in their quest for the third jewel, because
finding and controlling these stones could mean salvation for both of
their nations. And their failure the ruin of their peoples. (-Goodreads)
Why I am waiting:
This book sounds pretty interesting. I haven't read any of her books before, so I will have to check it out sometime.