"I will camouflage myself like the moth, and I will look back at you with my huge vacuoles and watch you crumble into the pits of the earth -
and then I will be gone from here forever."
A Stag in the Shadows
In the Kingdom of Durundal, hearts will be broken, loved ones lost and thrones burned.
Saskia remembers when the soil of Durundal hummed with peace, and the future of the kingdom brimmed with prosperity.
But everything changed the night her home was attacked.
On the orders of the ruthless King Segan Hezekiah, she finds herself imprisoned in a tower awaiting a fate worse than death, her father has been taken to the dark labyrinths of the mine to dig for gold, and her people are forced to work in the adjoining grounds. The only person with the power to help is locked up in the mines alongside her father, and anyone who disobeys the king, or tries to escape, is targeted and killed.
As danger lurks at every turn and guards prowl every corner, Saskia feels more helpless than ever ... but is she?
Sometimes, only the direst need can teach us our own depths, and Saskia has yet to discover what she is capable of.
'THE INEXTINGUISHABLE FIRE OF A WOMAN, SMOULDERING IN THE SHADOWS.'