The Defiant Heir (Swords and Fire #2) by Melissa Caruso
A spellbinding fantasy trilogy for fans of The Queen of the Tearlingand The Red Queen, where the political scion Amalia and her bound fire warlock Zaira undertake diplomacy and espionage to prevent a war.
Across the border, the Witch Lords of Vaskandar are preparing for war. But before an invasion can begin, the seventeen Witch Lords must convene at a rare gathering to decide a course of action. Lady Amalia Cornaro knows that this Conclave might be her only chance to smother the growing flames of war, and she is prepared to make any sacrifice if it means saving Raverra from destruction.
Amalia and her bound fire warlock, Zaira, must go behind enemy lines, using every ounce of wit and cunning they have, to sway Vaskandar from war.
If they fail, it will all come down to swords and fire.
"Charming, intelligent, fast-moving, beautifully atmospheric. I couldn't put it down." -- Genevieve Cogman, author of The Invisible Library
"The best kind of fantasy." -- Rosalyn Eves, author of Blood Rose Rebellion
The Defiant Heir is the second novel in a spellbinding new fantasy series.