The Rover’s Son smiles, but he doesn’t say anything else to me as he kisses Kaida’s hand and then strides into the gloom.
For a long minute, we stand still, staring after him in silence. Then she shivers, a convulsive shudder, and I shove her toward the wagon, almost throwing her into it.
She lands with a soft grunt and I stare at her in the sol light. Outraged doesn’t begin to describe what I am right now. And from the way her chin goes up and her shoulders go back, she knows it.
“What the hell was he doing in my wagon?” I snap, “Did he touch anything?”
“You mean aside from me,” she demand, her voice bitter, and I freeze in my quick scan of the interior of my home. Stare at her hard until her gaze drops.
“Tell me what happened.” I say, and she looks away.
“He showed up a little bit ago. Wanted to talk.”
“Was Cedric still here?”
Her gaze, startled and a little bit afraid, swings up to me. Good. Let her be afraid.
Kaida grew up in two worlds–a child in the Manor raised by Sabah before she was granted Citzenship. But the only place she has ever felt like she’s belonged is with Cedric and Guin, the boys she grew up with.
When Cedric’s involvement in a rebel faction goes wrong, the Commission exiles her and holds Guin hostage. Now, she’s on her own for the first time, and searching for the sister who left her behind and a princess who was stolen from the City–and then she stumbles across a face from the past.
Hawke has been an outcast since his Tribe died. When he finds Sabah’s sister on the road, he agrees to help her. But as they search the wilds and grow closer, his disdain for her is slowly replaced by a deep attraction for the girl who faces every challenge so bravely.
And as the City’s deadline dwindles, and the boy she loves hangs in the balance, Hawke is left to wonder if he is protecting her, or if he the biggest threat she will face.
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AUTHOR INFORMATION: Nazarea Andrews is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read. She loves chocolate and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids. She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, and overgrown dog.