Spy’s Honor

Amy Raby. Signet Eclipse, $7.99 mass market (400p) ISBN 978-0-451-41783-1
In the busy companion and prequel to Assassin’s Gambit, Raby manages to pack romance, intrigue, and an entire war into a very small space. Rhianne, mage and princess of Kjall, dreads her upcoming marriage to the deplorable army commander Augustan, intended as a political move and punishment for her willful ways. Janto, a prince of the besieged Mosari, has infiltrated the Kjallan palace to obtain intelligence. He meets Rhianne while he’s posing as a slave; despite the false pretenses, the chemistry is real and the attraction undeniable. Their swiftly deepening relationship is put to the test when the war reaches its culmination. While Rhianne will do anything to escape her marriage to Augustan, Janto will risk everything to save his homeland. Raby weaves a convincing, captivating, sometimes steamy story, not incidentally finding some creative uses for Janto’s invisibility-related magic and Rhianne’s talents of the mind. (Oct.)
Reviewed on: 08/05/2013
Release date: 10/01/2013
Genre: Fiction
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