|This was an ARC from NetGalley. This sequel to "Grave Mercy" begins with the betrayal of the Duchess and the capture of Beast, her most loyal and formidable knight. Sybella is installed as spy and assassin in her own father's, 'dAlbret's, household. 'dAlbret is ruthless and evil, determined to break everyone, from the peasants, to the dutches to his own family, to his will. Sybella's every move is watched, both by 'dAlbret's spies and her own brother, who she both loves and reviles for the incestuous attention he pays her. The only thing sustaining her is the promise that she will get to kill 'dAlbret with her own hands, and revenger herself and countless innocents for his terrible cruelty. However, instead of assassin, she is forced to play the role of savior, and rescue the Beast from her father's dungeon before 'dAlbret can kill him cruelly and rob the dutchess of her most powerful knight.