Mint condition. Bloomsbury Circus, 2019. First UK edition-first printing (2 4 6 8 10 9 7 5 3 1). Blue hardback (gilt lettering to the spine) with Dj, both in mint condition. Illustrated with b/w maps. The book is new. 836pp including Glossary, timeline. Price un-clipped. Heavy book (approx. 1.3 Kg). This is another paragraph Book Description: A world divided. A queendom without an heir. An ancient enemy awakens. The House of Berethnet has ruled Inys for a thousand years. Still unwed, Queen Sabran the Ninth must conceive a daughter to protect her realm from destruction - but assassins are getting closer to her door. Ead Duryan is an outsider at court. Though she has risen to the position of lady-in-waiting, she is loyal to a hidden society of mages. Ead keeps a watchful eye on Sabran, secretly protecting her with forbidden magic. Across the dark sea, Tan? has trained to be a dragonrider since she was a child, but is forced to make a choice that could see her life unravel. Meanwhile, the divided East and West refuse to parley, and forces of chaos are rising from their sleep.