The Jade Star of Athering
As the sequel to Bellica opens, a nation to the south threatens Athering with violence. Still reeling from political upheavals and unprecedented sacrifices made for peace, the heroes of the Glorious Revolution must once again make an impossible choice: how much must they give up to keep their new world from splitting in two?
Leader of the Thirteenth Regiment, protector of Athering, and spouse of a good man, Bellica Agate has simple goals—peace and privacy. War with neighboring Ixtepan threatens every part of her world; yet she must act, her every step haunted by dusty prophecies that foretell the coming of one who will save Ixtepan and end the bloodshed.
Who is Sho-qoot-Bak? Will she appear before Athering and Ixtepan rip the world asunder?
The voice of a goddess whispers in Agate’s ear: You cannot escape what you were born to do. Every step of the perilous journey moves Agate closer to a fearsome truth: she must face her past to save the future. The price of peace is courage.
The gods demand blood. Hers.