Prescinda is leaving Grayden and her marriage. She’s looking forward to going home to Blisteraising to be with her sister and Falmeard. Nephril surprises Prescinda with his arrival, he tells her of talk of a new distant city. Prescinda doesn’t believe him until he says Falmeard has heard of this distant city also and is meeting up with them on their way there. Prescinda is curious and joins Nephril instead of taking the coach ride home. What I love about this book is the characters are stronger and stay true to themselves throughout the journey. Nephril knows they need to find out more about the distant city and what it could mean to the Realm of Dica. We find out about different nationalities within the Realm that Prescinda has strong opinions about, she surprises me with her attitude, but she’s still one of my favorite characters. This book shows a different side to the Realm of Dica. One of my favorite lines is: “Telling time by the sun’s celestial arch”.The ending is one of my favorite ones of all 5 books. The sisters surprise me! There’s so many twist and turns that only Clive can tell with his poetic way of story telling. You can tell Clive lived in the Realm during writing this story. It’s a very well written series. You’ll need to use his awesome maps and a dictionary to help you through this different language that only Clive can write and get you excited about reading. I recommend you read this series. The book covers bring you in and the writing blows you away. Take the journey!