Stillborn through ritual as Thienta Xikona, Adamantine knew she had one unavoidable fate: challenge her resurrectionist Thaxara—the death deity and patron of her people—for control over her will and future. But she already did, and she won. Now, a decade later, she’s three kingdoms and a sea away and working as the right hand, spy, and assassin for the closest thing she has to a friend: the sovereign of Tebrica. But when people at Court begin to be confronted—quite literally—with their fears, Adamantine is ordered to team up with a fellow spy to investigate the disturbances. She and her new partner, the stunningly talented Crescent, will soon learn that there’s more riding on their inquest than they could have anticipated.