In the final moments of The Gypsy King , a truth was revealed to Persephone and Azriel—one that could change everything forever. For her. For him. For them. For the entire kingdom.
But the Regent Mordecai has them trapped and he wants them dead so that the truth will die with them. He is a heartbeat from seeing it done when Azriel boldly bargains: release them and they will seek Genezing. Mordecai agrees but warns that if they do not return with proof that the pool exists, he'll make those dearest to them suffer—and he'll start with King Finnius.
Persephone has never needed Azriel's teasing warmth more, but she is finding out there is a price to pay for having broken past promises. Together, they set off on a journey that will take them to the farthest corners of the kingdom. Danger will ever lie ahead and behind them; they will battle men and beasts alike. Will Persephone and Azriel survive these perils? And will this quest see their romance grow cold—or will it burn hotter than ever?
Maureen Fergus is the author of four novels for young people: The Gypsy King, Exploits of a Reluctant (But Extremely Goodlooking) Hero and Recipe for Disaster, of which the latter two were both shortlisted for the McNally Robinson Book for Young People Award, and Ortega, which won the McNally Robinson Book for Young People Award. She is also the author of the recently published picture book, The Day My Mom Came to Kindergarten. Her writing has appeared in magazines such as Today's Parent, Chatelaine and Reader's Digest. She lives in Winnipeg with her husband and three kids.
“I found Maureen Fergus's second book even more exciting than the first; a roller-coaster ride of twists and turns that kept me riveted… I love this enthralling fantasy series, and hope the final book will not only answer all my questions, but will be available very soon.” - - GoodReads