A fun, colorful, romantic novel for teens. Sharon Shinn's YA books
all feature likeable heroines, colorful settings, and interesting ideas,
with a touch (or more) of romance. Here, Averie finds herself at odds
with her nation's imperalist tendencies -- and with her fiance, who is a
military officer. Before she has made her own final choice, she will
be tested by betrayal...and love.