By Constance Roberts
You're only as safe as your secrets...
Ellary Dane has lived a simple life, one of good honest, hard work. But when she comes to the aid of her father her life is about to become very complicated and endangered. With a secret to keep hidden away from King Lorron and the nobility she fears discovery at any moment.
Yet her time is not one of constant wariness as she is apprenticed and given the opportunity to learn and expand her knowledge and skills. Skills that she hopes to take back to her home and her father, if she is allowed to leave White Valley and its treacheries behind.
But Ellary's very appearance stirs up an unexpected link to the past one that has her questioning all that she thought she knew about herself and her family. With a warning to "trust no one in White Valley", Ellary must determine who she can trust - her very life depends on it...
Raised as the daughter of a common laborer Ellary has no understanding of how the royal and noble structure works. But she needs to learn quickly because someone seems determined to bring her down and they'll use any means necessary to do it.
When treachery strikes Ellary is implicated. Worse she and her supposed accomplice may never make it out of the dungeons to face their accusers. The identity of their common enemy is a mystery to which neither holds the answer. And answering this question is a matter of survival if they hope to escape the block.
Sigil in Shadow is a delightful book that will appeal to YA fans who like clean reads and court intrigue. Sometimes the surface we see covers unfathomable depths we could never imagine and this book examines in part these hidden depths.
Though there is no mention of a sequel I would love to read further into the lives of these various characters who filled these pages.
I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for my honest review.
About the book:
Murdering a highborn officer of the crown.
Lying to King Lorron himself.
Even if I make it out of this alive,
retribution will surely be waiting patiently for me in the afterlife.
When nineteen-year-old Ellary Dane finds herself enrobed in riches and luxury in court, all as a result of being mistaken for someone who can call people back from the dead, she can hardly believe her luck. But that good fortune is short-lived—Ellary soon finds herself imprisoned, her privileges stripped, her life in shambles. To escape, she must trust the stranger labeled as her accomplice and face the lie that pushed her into the silent warfare of highborn society.
About the author:
Before working as a flight attendant, Constance Roberts obtained her associates degree in creative writing. After leaving her job and settling down with her family, she self-published her first novel, “Onyx Moon,” which topped Amazon’s Christian Fantasy charts. “Sigil in Shadow” is her latest novel.