Keri has been struggling to run her family bakery since her mother passed away. Now the father she barely knew – the Lord of Nimmira – has died, and ancient magic has decreed that she will take his place as the new Lady. The position has never been so dangerous: the mists that hide Nimmira from its vicious, land-hungry neighbors have failed, and Keri’s people are visible to strangers for the first time since the mists were put in place generations ago.
At the same time, three half-brothers will their own eyes on the crown make life within the House just as dangerous as the world outside. But Keri has three people to guide her: her mysterious Timekeeper, clever Bookkeeper, and steadfast Doorkeeper. Together they must find a way to repair the boundary before her neighbors realize just how vulnerable Nimmira is.
UK / ANZ Print Edition
Publisher: Knopf (Random House)
Date: 8th March 2016
Publisher: 8th Knopf (Random House)
Date: March 2016
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Praise and Reviews:
“…Neumeier delivers intriguing political problems, complicated and charming personal relationships, and magic running the gamut from the domestic hominess of Nimmira to the terrifyingly gorgeous enchantments of Eschalion.”
– Publishers Weekly
“Neumeier explores the importance of understanding the true talent, weakness, and intent of friend, foe, and self as Keri perseveres as a Lady.”