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When shy and retiring Llandry Sanfaer discovers a mesmerising new gemstone, she suddenly becomes the most famous jeweller across the Seven Realms. Demand for the coveted stone escalates fast; when people begin dying for it, Llandry finds that she herself has become a target.

Lady Evastany Glostrum has her life in pristine order. Prestigious, powerful and wealthy, she is on the verge of crowning her successes with the perfect marriage. But when her closest friend is murdered for the jewellery she wears, Eva is drawn into the mystery surrounding the curious "istore" gem.

The emergence of the stone is causing chaos across the Seven. Gates between the worlds are opening at will, pulling hordes of creatures through from the shadowy Lower Realm and the glittering Uppers. As Eva works to discover the culprit behind the spreading disorder, Llandry must learn the truth about her precious istore stone - before she herself becomes a victim.

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April 24th, 2015
Look forward to reading the next one in the series it takes a little imaging nation but overall good bioj
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October 17th, 2014
Its been a while since a fantasy book had me intrigued. This book is beyond phenomenal.
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January 3rd, 2014
I found both the mysteries and the characters to be engaging and well developed. The writing is fluid and practiced. The language and situations are suitable for my preteen but strong enough for my rather demanding requirements. I think it's a bit unfair that Ms English is obviously writing for the trilogy format. This story feels unfinished taken solely on its own merit. As a tool to drive sales of the rest of the story it is singularly effective. I've already bought the others and look forward to reading them. Stylistically, English reminds me of Anne McCaffery and Ursula LeGuin. Highly recommended.
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December 15th, 2013
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December 2nd, 2013
It is a great book I like it I would give it a five star
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April 16th, 2013
Loved it can't wait for the next book
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