In the second book of Nicole Warner's Three Times Blessed Series, Eadred and Anais navigate a politically charged future. Drawn together by forces they can't fathom, haunted by the requirements of honour and commitment, the two young royals persevere with their unconventional relationship.
Continuing their story in this thrilling historical fantasy, duty takes Eadred and Anais closer to a destiny neither wants. With her wedding to King Edmund imminent, Anais faces the heartbreaking reality of her new life.
Eadred, struggling to come to terms with a shocking loss, must overcome his shortcomings to become the leader and healer his country needs. As arcane forces of good and evil jostle for supremacy, Eadred and Anais, all unknowing, are caught in the middle. Their friendship could be the one element to save everyone they love; or the choice that tears their world apart.
"Who can guess why the path of fate takes such unexpected turns, weaving our tales into something greater than ourselves? The way the present informs the past as much as it does the future, testing us with trials both dark and light, changing us in ways we can never foresee. So it was for us. Forced to set aside childish dreams for duty's sake, our innocence torn asunder. Look away if you have not the stomach for it. I would not blame you. I only ask that you take solace. Our courage gave rise to the greatest part of us: our most precious hope and faith. Remember always, this story is yours."