New friends. Old enemies. Who can you trust?
Set in a fantastical medieval Europe, this is the second book in a compelling trilogy of court intrigue, adventure and romance. Now, Wynter Moorehawke finds herself alone for the first time in her life, caught up in confusing formalities and politics very different to life back at court.
It seems that every tyrant who has ever threatened the kingdom is sending delegates to meet with the Rebel Prince, and Wynter is increasingly nervous of Alberon's intentions.
Razi and her beloved Christopher soon make an appearance, but where friends go old enemies soon follow, and Wynter finds herself confronted with the infamous Loups-Garous. It is to Christopher's adopted people, the nomadic Merron, who she must now turn for sanctuary. But the Merron have sided with Shirken, the women who has made it her life's work to wipe their race from the face of the earth.
What is behind the conspiracy, and is Alberon at the centre of it all?
"This is a book to be read, reread and treasured... more than fulfils the promise of The Poison Throne, and the completed trilogy is likely to stand with the best of this genre..." Inis Magazine.
Praise for The Poison Throne (Book 1):
"The brilliantly realised setting of the novel provides the context for an interesting examination of themes of friendship, loyalty and responsibility. Highly recommended."- Magpies, September 2009.
Celine Kiernan was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland and she has spent the majority of her working life in the film business. Trained at the Sullivan Bluth Studios, her career as a classical feature character animator spanned over seventeen years. She spent most of her time working between Germany, Ireland and the USA.
Celine wrote her first novel at the age of eleven (it was excruciatingly bad), and hasn't stopped writing or drawing since. She has a peculiar weakness for graphic novels as, like animation, they combine the two things she loves to do the most: drawing and storytelling.
The Crowded Shadows Book II, Moorehawke Trilogy
Allen and Unwin
Author: Celine Kiernan