Word Count: 93358
Summary: After surviving a fiery assassination attempt, the League's honorable ruler tries to end a long war. Mara, now heading the League's spy services, warns he is walking into a trap. As her advice becomes increasingly ruthless, she asks herself whether she likes the person she has become. This is a tale of war and espionage, which includes a campaign map so those with an interest in strategy can follow the action. It is also the story of a political marriage which could be more.