In this sequel to Crown of Feathers, Veronyka’s identity as a female was known, but now, people started doubting her. Then when she found out her true heritage and her family, things started getting even more nerve-racking. Her sister was her aunt, her mother was a queen, and her father thought she was dead. Her figurative sister/biological aunt Avalkyra Asfire wanted the throne, and she would kill everyone and anyone in her way. She would even bring another blood war, and would make a deal with the phoenix riders worst enemy: The empire. I really enjoyed this book so much, it was filled with fantasy, and I was sad that it finished. Not to mention it ended in a cliffhanger, and I have to wait till next year to read the next book.