EMPIRE OF SHADOWS is a sweeping, heartbreaking companion to CITY OF A THOUSAND DOLLS, which PUBLISHERS WEEKLY described in a starred review as "rich and sumptuously imagined." The Empire is not at peace. Neither is Mara's heart. Cast out of her family three years ago, Mara turned to the only place that would take her-an Order where students train to protect others. But Mara is stunned when guarding a noble girl in the Empire's capital turns out to be more dangerous than she could've imagined. More shocking still, Mara finds the boy she thought she'd lost forever outside the gates of her new home. Mara knew the dizzying capital city would hold dangers. How could she have known that her heart, as well as her life, would be at stake? EMPIRE OF SHADOWS is a companion to CITY OF A THOUSAND DOLLS, which PUBLISHERS WEEKLY described in a starred review as "a strong debut and fresh fantasy/mystery crossover." EMPIRE OF SHADOWS will take readers on a spellbinding journey into that same world-a world with a divided society, deadly courtiers, heroic traitors, and deeply laid conspiracies.