The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson
I decided to put down Magonia because I’ve been wanting to read this book right after I finished The Kiss of Deception. And now I’m currently loving it, I wonder what kind of *bleep* will went down now in this book, because if you’ve read the first book, you know how it feels like to be really deceived by the book, characters, story, and author. So, yeah, The Heart of Betrayal, beat that bar that you have set in The Kiss of Deception!
Intrigue abounds in this hotly anticipated sequel to The Kiss of Deception!
Held captive in the barbarian kingdom of Venda, Lia and Rafe have little chance of escape. Desperate to save her life, Lia’s erstwhile assassin, Kaden, has told the Vendan Komizar that she has the gift, and the Komizar’s interest in Lia is greater than anyone could have foreseen.
Meanwhile, nothing is straightforward: there’s Rafe, who lied to Lia, but has sacrificed his freedom to protect her; Kaden, who meant to assassinate her but has now saved her life; and the Vendans, whom Lia always believed to be barbarians. Now that she lives amongst them, however, she realizes that may be far from the truth. Wrestling with her upbringing, her gift, and her sense of self, Lia must make powerful choices that will affect her country… and her own destiny.