“If you choose to fight, then you must choose to win.”
Wyrren Jadis had once been heir to a duchy, and for an afternoon she had been queen of Marla. Now she is an exile and a scholar, living on the charity of Grand Meister Sebastian del Torlo: ruler of Hael Malstrom and her unrequited love.
Wyrren doesn’t know why anyone would be able to threaten Sebastian in his own palace, but when she sees a guest attack him during a private meeting without recompense, she’s determined to find out why.
“[Painted is] a well-paced and entertaining read with believable characters, an interesting world, and an intriguing story line.” -Basil Sprig, author of THE TRISKAIDEK