Averil must wed someone from her evil uncle’s court, or his dark Serpent magic will force soul-stripped soldiers to overrun her country, just as he exploded the headquarters of Knights of the Rose and their good magic.
Away in the land of Prydain, Gereint and the remaining Knights of the Rose prepare for the King’s attack on the holy Ladies of the Isle who guard the final piece of the symbol which can unleash the chaos of Serpent magic on the world when complete.
Averil and Gereint must be together to call on the Wild Magic which can confound the coils of Serpent magic, but the King’s fleet separates them. Can the soulmates keep the symbol incomplete? How can a handful of Knights battle an army of armies? Is chaos ready to capture humankind at last?
The second book of The War of the Rose trilogy recaps the beginning of the tale well, but you’ll enjoy it more if you read The Serpent and the Rose first to better understand the Serpent, so ancient, so evil, and so unhuman…
Recommended by: Katy Manck, Librarian-at-Large (retired academic/corporate/school librarian), Gilmer, Texas, USA