The Lyre Thief by Jennifer Fallon better have another book because it ended so open-ended, and while it took me a little while to get into it, I just have to know.
So this book does actually lead on from Fallon’s previous series, The Demon Child Trilogy, and follows on ten years later with Rakaia, who has grown up in a Harem with plenty of step-mothers, sisters and a brother. She is due to marry a very old guy for the sake of trade routes, when she finds out she isn’t actually a princess and her slave Charisee is more of a princess than her.
Since Charisee is passable as Rakaia and Rakaia faces death should any find out since her actual father is being tortured, Rakaia leaves and lets Charisee be the princess and marry the old guy. Rakaia meets Death and The Demon Child and then Mica, a minstrel with a past.
Charisee, on the other hand, meets a very attractive assassin, Kiam, hired to protect her on the road to meet Adrina, her half sister who is organizing the wedding. So she gets to live the life.
Meanwhile, The Demon Child, Damin (Adrina’s husband) and Mandah (her ex’s wife) are trying to find Brak and bring him back from hell.
It is a lot to take in with so many perspectives but it is worth it in the end.
Until next time,