A young woman awakens confused, in pain and in a place she does not recognise. The strangers she meets tell her is is a cousin, a bride-to-be, a flighty, selfish aristocrat. All she knows is that she does not feel safe and she wants to know who she is and what is going on. Learning her identity takes a little while, but even when she regains her memory, the truth about what is going on takes a lot longer to discover. Plots and counterplots, abductions, escapes, ambushes, treachery, politics abound as the heroine -- Flian -- strives to understand her life and her position in the world.
I've completely lost my heart to this one. it has everything -- pace, excitement, a splendid heroine, romance and a wonderfully rich world.