As the child of two cultures, Stell is not afraid to journey south with her new husband to the opulent, treacherous city of Collum. What she does not expect, however, is that her talent as a storyteller will launch her into a world of political intrigue and deception. As she discovers more about her husband’s past, she finds herself challenged at every turn by the expectations of her new family and the cultural norms of a world more dangerous than she could have imagined. Struggling to cling to the quiet, humble traditions of her mother’s people, Stell battles to build a life for herself in the glittering society of the south. This is the second book in the “Stories of the Atler” series.