A pact with a god demands a heavy price
As a child, Eda made a deal with the god Tuer to become Empress—but she didn’t realize what it would cost her.
Nine years later, she’s indeed Empress of half the world, but everything’s crumbling around her. She desperately tries to control her power-hungry barons while she builds a temple to appease Tuer and uphold her end of the bargain. It isn’t enough. When she’s betrayed by men and gods alike, Eda embarks on a perilous journey to find Tuer, and make him pay for everything he’s done to her. But there’s more at stake than she knows: Tuer is trapped deep within the Circle of Sorrow, and Eda must pass through Death and Time in order to face the god—and come to terms with the shadows in herself.