Tristia is a nation overcome by intrigue and corruption. The idealistic young King Paelis is dead and the Greatcoats – legendary travelling magistrates who brought justice to the Kingdom – have been branded as traitors. But just before his head was impaled on a spike, the King swore each of his hundred and forty-four Greatcoats to a different mission.
Falcio Val Mond, First Cantor, with the help of fellow Greatcoats Kest and Brasti, has completed his King’s final task: he has found his Charoites – well, one at least, and she was not quite what they expected. Now they must protect the girl from the many who would see her dead, and place her on the throne of a lawless kingdom. That would be simple enough, if it weren’t for the Daishini, an equally legendary band of assassins, getting in their way, not to forget the Dukes who are determined to hold on to their fractured Kingdoms, or the fact that the heir to the throne is only thirteen years old. Oh, and the poison that is slowly killing Falcio.
That’s not even mentioning the Greatcoat’s Lament…
The story continues and the country is still going to hell, but then who wants to read about a happy peaceful place anyway.
Evil Trin is raising armies (I hate her, she is a total bitch!). The Dukes are asses. But there is always hope, a new ruler, and maybe the country can get back on its feet...or maybe not.
I actually liked this one better than book 1. I can't put my finger on what did it, but yes it was good :)
Falcio and the gang is still trying to stay alive, do good and be good. Sure Falcio can be a little too good, but I like him. Even a new member who was kind of annoying was interesting. A good group all in all.
But there are also twists and turns that I did not know what to make of. What is truly going on? And new revelations that made me want answers. But that is what the next books are about. To find out more, and that will be interesting. There is particularly one thing I wonder about. ...And of course what will happen next. I have no idea at all.
Action, drama, betrayals, I do look forward to reading more.
Hardcover, 400 pages
Expected publication: March 5th 2015 by Jo Fletcher Books