By Naomi Kritzer
From the acclaimed writer of Fires of the Faithful comes the story of an impetuous younger girl, freeborn in an international of slavery and magic. Twenty-year-old Lauria is the favourite aide to Kyros, a strong army officer. On his authority, she is messenger, observer, and secret agent. yet now she is entrusted with a undertaking extra harmful than any that experience come ahead of Freedom's Gate.
After years of relative peace, observe has come to Kyros’s compound that the bandit tribe often called the Alashi is making plans an offensive. it truly is as much as Lauria to infiltrate the Alashi via posing as an escaped slave—a cost that calls for she serve within the loved ones of a neighboring officer. From there, she's going to level an get away and proceed on in her guise as a runaway. yet posing as a slave—a virgin concubine,
no less—may end up the least of her problems. For whether she does break out and the Alashi do settle for her, how can this freeborn lady persuade them she is slave, now not secret agent? And, worse, what if her personal perspectives are progressively altering, calling every thing she believes approximately her global into query?