They made it into the palace…
…But will they be able to escape from it?
In the shadowy world of the Airnian court, nothing is more important than knowing who to trust. And nothing is harder to determine.
Rory and the gang need to make alliances if they’re to succeed in their mission, but their attempts are met with intrigue and betrayal. And all the while, the White Hornet is watching, waiting for an opportunity to make them disappear.
Longinus, meanwhile, continues with his quest to discover what happened to his family. His search for answers will take him deep within the palace, and deep within its secrets, until he is faced with a horrific choice.
Can Rory and the gang save him from a fate worse than death?
The 6th story in this series follows on immediately after the dramatic events in Arnia at the end of Book 5, The White Hornet. Recovering from her dip beneath the ice, Rory must now spend more time at the Arnian court hobnobbing with influential people. Accompanied by Rafe, with whom she has become closer they partake of the entertainment in the impressive palace, decorated with gold and full of mirrors.
Meanwhile Longinus, Adelma and Cruikshank search the corridors and caves beneath the palace encountering strange sickly people. But Longinus has his own agenda. He believes that his long-lost mother may be in the city and he wants to know more about the death of his father. Soon both Longinus and Rafe are endangering their companions as they are both entangled in mistakes from the past.
It is the wonderful characterisation of the Damsian party which makes this story so gripping. But it seems as though they will never be able to return to Damsport alive and even their friendship is threatened. There could be a happy ending but dark secrets from the past will not go away.
The Shadow Palace is now available on Amazon UK
My review of The White Hornet