Book 3 of the Kalima Chronicles
Even Steel can be broken. Alere, Mina, and Jarran race toward Madina, desperate to put Jarran on the Jun First throne and avert all out war. But Jun Fourth Hassan Wen-Gates’ army arrives first. With Nasra Connor. Together they pave the streets in blood to secure the throne. Alere’s fighting skills will be no use against Nasra and Rohne – the two most powerful xintou ever. Her only hope is to master the yanstones and force Mina to kill her childhood friend. So Alere must gamble the life and sanity of everyone she loves on one – very dubious – chance of victory.