Alice Standish has spent her life wandering the lands of Day, following the king she loved as he fought a long and bitter civil war. But now the war is over and the king married. Alice is ready to settle down, grow roses, and never throw her leg over a horse again.
Her old life won’t let her go so easily, though. Kidnapped off the streets, she’s offered a choice: help hunt down a rebel hiding in Night, or be sold into slavery. To win not only her freedom but the freedom of many others, she must take the road again, heading to a land lit only by starlight, luminescent plants, and the gleaming eyes of predators.
The dark lands hold their secrets well. Nothing is what it seems, especially the man behind the rebellion. But Alice won’t hold back in her search for the truth; she’ll risk both her heart and her head to untangle a plot that reaches back to the Court of Day, unaware that an ancient force is stirring in the darkness. And it is hunting her …