After her parents are murdered by a brutal warlord, Celia makes it her ultimate mission to bring him to justice, but she can’t do it alone.
Rupert is a criminal mage whose sentenced execution is commuted if he agrees to serve as Celia’s Guardian until her mission is complete.
But what looks like the perfect opportunity for them both quickly turns into the perfect catastrophe. In the fall out, she is betrayed by those she trusted most. Now on the run, Celia and Rupert find not only their lives in jeopardy, but also their hearts.
Torn between her old vow and a new love, Celia must choose justice…or vengeance.
Cast in Stone is the second book in The Conquest of Kelemir series, but it is not necessary to read Winter’s Fallen first. I wrote them so that either book could serve as an entry point into the series. (Some plot details from the first book will inevitably be “spoiled” if you do choose to read them out of order, but if I’ve done my job right, this shouldn’t prove disastrous to your enjoyment of either book 😉 )
If you did read Winter’s Fallen (minor spoiler below the cut):
Yes, it’s the same Rupert. No worries if you thought he was kind of a jerk in Winter’s Fallen; that situation really brought out the worst in him.