Queen Nix thought she won a great prize when she destroyed Synn’s father, the leader of the strongest Great Families. She had no idea she’d be doubly blessed by capturing his son. However, before Synn can become her treasured weapon, before she can use him to bring the rest of the world to its knees, she must break him and bind his soul to hers.

She does her job with brutal brilliance. Synn’s mind is broken and his soul is seared to hers in an unbreakable bond.

That doesn’t stop him from wanting to be free. She may have broken his mind and claimed his soul, but he will find a way to destroy her.



Armed with a treaty bearing Nix’s seal, Synn sets off to bridge the gap between the world’s two reigning tyrants, the Hands of Tarot and the ruling Great Families. Nix insists she will only honor the treaty if he agrees to be her sworn knight. The Great Families refuse to sign it if he abandons them for her.

As a power far greater than either the Hands or the Families ever had continues to grow, a new fight begins.

Who will control Synn’s League of Cities?

Will Synn be able to save more lives as the Knight of Wands? Or as leader of the El'Asim?



The world has changed. The Great Families are no longer in power. Queen Nix of the Hands of Tarot has been stripped of her title and incarcerated. The League of Cities has been formed to provide a new line of defense to the smaller tribal nations.


Not without consequences, though. Another of the original Great Families has been destroyed.
As the new leaders rise from the ashes, a new threat comes to light; something no one saw coming, something that had been lurking under the surface of their society for generations.


The Skyborne.


As they discover just how deep the Skyborne’s influences are, they realize the war they thought they’d been fighting . . . wasn’t the real one.