Kai always believed the only danger to the city came from within. Now, with a rebel force threatening the fragile government, the walls have become more of a prison than ever.
To make matters worse, as Avan explores his new identity as an Infinite, Kai struggles to remind him what it means to be human. And she fears her brother, Reev, is involved with the rebels. With the two people she cares about most on opposite sides of a brewing war, Kai will do whatever it takes to bring peace. But she’s lost her power to manipulate the threads of time, and she learns that a civil war might be the beginning of something far worse that will crumble not only Ninurta’s walls but also the entire city.
In this thrilling sequel to Gates of Thread and Stone, Kai must decide how much of her humanity she’s willing to lose to protect the only family she’s ever known.
The room shuddered. My stomach lurched, and I slapped my palm against the wall to stabilize my legs. From somewhere far above us, the clank and clangor of gears and cables and who knew what else vibrated beneath my palm and through my feet.
“Are we . . . moving?” My fingers clenched against the wall, trying to find something to grip.
“The technology was lost after Rebirth, but Kalla’s penchant for tall buildings forced her to revive it.”
I swallowed down my nervousness and then winced at my painfully dry throat. “You should install this in Etu Gahl.”
“The gargoyles prefer the stairs.”
I couldn’t tell if he was joking.
IN THE SERIES
Lori is an avid writer, reader, artist, and lover of unicorns. She should probably spend less time on the internet (but she won't). She has a borderline obsessive fascination with unicorns, is fond of talking in capslock, and loves to write about magic, manipulation, and family. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband, kids, and a friendly pitbull.