This is the second book after Radiance, both books have you riveted and engaged with this mismatched couple. Both are lower royalty in different courts and different species, thrown together for a trade agreement. The first book was wonderful and the characters were developed and you were completely involved in the court manipulation but the bond they formed was strong. This second book looks at a war that will test both of them and the worlds they inhabit. This was a wonderful work. I loved both these books and have read another book by this author and any I would recommend if you want romance and fantasy that is not a trite trope but a creative winner.